Types of Love in Romeo and Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare uses real life scenarios to convey a deep and heartwarming literary work. Romeo and Juliet showcase different types of love throughout the play in unique characters. First, Shakespeare creates the love and bond of friendship between Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio. Secondly, to show parental love he uses characters such as, Friar Laurence, Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Nurse. Lastly, Shakespeare uses Romeo and Juliet to show true love. Nurse shows parental love to Juliet throughout the play. Despite being a servant to the Capulet household, she has a role equivalent to that of Juliet’s mothers and regards Juliet as her own. Even with the fact that Nurse is not the birth mother of Juliet, she still treats Juliet like a daughter. Nurse cares about Juliet and wants her to be happy and find success.” Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days” (1.3.106). Juliet goes to Nurse with whatever problem she has and gets her counseling. For example, she helped Juliet with her love for Romeo. “I am the drudge and toil in your delight” (2.5.68). She supports and helps Juliet get married behind the Capulets back. Knowing she can lose her job and get exiled she helps Juliet anyway because she values her more. Lady Capulet shows parental love for Juliet in a traditional way. She wants Juliet married to bring status and honor to the family. “Marry, that ‘marry’ is the very theme I came to talk of. -Tell me,
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The Nurse encourages the relationship between Romeo and Juliet while fully knowing that they can’t be together. In Act 2, Scene 5, it said "Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence' cell. / There stays a husband to make you a wife. " This quote reveals that the Nurse is short-sighted . She doesn’t think about the long-term consequences of her actions.
Young Juliet acts with a sense of loyalty, respect, and intelligence in the first four scenes of the play, before she meets Romeo, as she displays high education and respect for herself and parents. Juliet belongs to the esteemed house of the Capulets, who are highly regarded in Verona; therefore, she acts respectable and honorable. The young Capulet regards the rules and her family with great precedence, “Madam [...] what is your will?” (1.3.7). Immediately upon being called by the nurse and her mom, Juliet asks her mom what she desires.
The Nurse on numerous occasions helps Juliet’s in her schemes to meet Romeo. For instance, she says, “Your lady mother is coming to your chamber. / The day is broke; be wary; look about.” (Shakespeare 3.5.39-40) This quote shows the Nurse warning Juliet that her mother was coming when the newlyweds were consummating.
In the story Juliet’s caretaker,the nurse, they have a stronger bond than Juliet has with her own mother. Because of this Juliet is closer to the Nurse than her mother and the Nurse can influence her decisions because of their bond, the Nurse plays a key part in uniting Romeo and Juliet. One Way Juliet is closer to the Nurse is because the nurse raised Juliet ever since she was a baby “ And she was weaned—I never shall forget it, Of all the days of the year, upon that day. For I had then laid wormwood to my dug, Sitting in the sun under the dovehouse wall.
The Nurse helped out Juliet when her Parents could not. “As I told you my young lady bade me inquire you out; what she bade me say, I will keep to myself”(Act II.II.148-149). The Nurse has offered to keep the secret of the marriage between the two young ones and she will not tell anyone about it. After the Nursze comes back from visting Romeo she finds ways to not tell Juliet the good news instead she starts talking about other things, the Nurse also knows how delighted juliet will be once when she finds out about the wedding “Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind,...where is your mother?”(Act II.II.55-57). The day of Mercutio and Tybalt 's death she did not think Romeo would do such a thing, and now her thoughts about Romeo have changed instead she thinks Romeo would end up hurting her young lady.
She is the only person that supports their marriage just because she wants them to be happy. The nurse helps Juliet out of pure love, and is the steady, supporting mother figure in her life. She is the least selfish and most mature character in the play. In Act II, Scene V, Line XXVII,
The Nurse believes that Juliet is not fully grown to be married as she said “She’s not fourteen” (18). Her age has proven that she’s not mature enough to become a wife and indeed that she won’t be able to act or talk like an adult. And because at such young age, 13, it’s obvious to the maid of house Capulet to act innocent, especially in her response during the conversation about her marriage. Juliet replied to her mom obediently “I’ll look to like, if looking liking move” (Shakespeare 21) about the man that she’s going to marry without hesitation. She don’t even considered whether that man would be a good selection or not.
Romeo and Juliet: Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy composed by the English writer, playwright, and actor, William Shakespeare. It tells the story of two young star crossed lovers that meet against all odds at a Capulet party. Romeo and Juliet are not examples of true love because they were too immature, too problematic, and they had been experiencing only a shallow attraction toward one another.
She did not tell anyone that Romeo and Juliet were married. She should have told someone that they got married because they could have blamed her. The nurse helped her to get to Romeo. The Nurse would try anything to help Romeo and Juliet see each other. Their families hat each other with a passion.
Things were probably very different back in the Elizabethan Era when the play was written, so the story happens in the Capulet’s household refreshes my understanding about motherhood back in that time. Lady Capulet and the Nurse are the two important women that form great contrast. Although Lady Capulet and the Nurse both played a similar motherhood role as regard to Juliet, their behaviors and wishes for Juliet are completely different. Both of Lady Capulet and the Nurse has watched Juliet growing up since she is born. Lady
Then she says, “Nurse, come back again. I have remembered me, thou’s hear our counsel.” (1.3.8-10) This quote shows that Lady Capulet feels comfortable talking to Juliet about anything around Nurse since Nurse knows Juliet better and can help make the best decision. Nurse is practically the mother figure for Juliet because her mother is not around as much.
Capulet believes that the marrying Paris will allow Juliet to gain “...you share all that he doth possess”,wealth, and increase her social standing. Although Lady Capulet's actions may seem selfish she feels that she is truly acting in Juliet's best interest, as happiness in her eyes is equated to wealth and material possessions. Although both the Nurse and Lady Capulet want Juliet happiness the way they view happiness is different. The Nurse on the other hand, believes that marriage should be based on true love not on what can be gained. The Nurse wishes the best for Juliet and tells her to, Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days (I.iii. 107), giving her permission to be with a man that she loves.