They tell eachother everything. Most importantly, they can trust one another. Juliet turns to the Nurse for every problem she has. She depends on the Nurse to be there for her, especially in times of struggles and her love life. Throughout her love story with Romeo, the Nurse plays a very active role in Juliet’s life. We see the Nurse helping her to sneak away with Romeo but on the other side, we see the Nurse telling Juliet to obey her family orders, which relates back to the conflict between a parent figure and child.
Supporting the Friar’s dismal assessment of Romeo is the Nurse. I will direct her to be the funny character in the scene, her face underlining how ridiculous Romeo appears, bawling like a woman on the floor. She even looks appalled as she asks Rome to stand up and be a man, instead of blubbering on the floor. Still, as the Nurse describes Juliet's misery, she would exude deep concern like a mother would. Her face depicts that if there is anyone who loves Juliet as much as Romeo, it is her for she is similar to a mother who cares only for her child's happiness and nothing
Without the help of the Nurse, Romeo and Juliet would not have married or had a way to interact with each other. This is clearly shown in Act II Scene V where the Nurse talks to Romeo about the marriage plans. “I will tell her, sir that up do protests, which, as I take it is a gentlemanlike offer.”(836) If the Nurse had not been present as a messenger, communication between Romeo and Juliet would have been difficult and extremely risky. The Nurse is a mother figure to Juliet because, she takes care of Juliet and gives her advice. There are many situations where Juliet relies on the Nurse. For instance on her wedding night, the nurse helps Romeo by getting him a ladder to Juliet’s room. Thus, the Nurse influences the story by bringing the two young lovers together and helping them marry.
Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she wishes that Juliet would be dead. Lady Capulet saying this shows her strictness to not appreciate her daughter's’ view on marriage. The Nurse uses her easy-going personality to be laid-back with Juliet and push her to elope with Romeo, Juliet carelessly takes her advice. However, when Juliet tells Lady Capulet, she does not approve of it, showing her strictness. Shakespeare’s progression of the foil characters, the Nurse and Lady Capulet show that other people’s morals can affect another person’s actions and confuse their own thoughts. The Nurse and Lady Capulet both have different views on love and marriage. The two different views and morals confuse Juliet’s mind and makes the tragedy all the more tragic. The Nurse risked her life to help Juliet elope with Romeo, by doing this, she is showing that she wants Juliet to follow her heart at all costs. The Nurse contributed to the secret marriage plan, “Then hie you hence you to Friar Laurence's’ cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife” (II.v.67-68). The Nurse is telling Juliet that she will send Romeo and Juliet to Friar
The nurse is very loyal to Juliet as shown in the past quote. The nurse is taking a chance at talking to Romeo for she knows that he is of the house of Montague and god knows the penalty for the interaction between.
The nurse and Juliet have a relationship that goes way back. The nurse has raised many capulet kids including juliet, she is like a mother figure to juliet and even Lady capulet recognises that. “This is the matter:-nurse give leave awhile, we must talk in secret:-nurse come back again;...” Lady capulet realized that the nurse knows alot more about juliet the she does herself. This shows that the nurse and juliet have a very close relationship.
First of all, The Nurse supports Juliet throughout the majority of the play, but her unsound advice is a notable reason for the young lovers’ downfall. For instance, Juliet appreciates The Nurse’s help during the beginning of her and Romeo’s relationship, but what Juliet is blind to is the damage that The Nurse does as she unintentionally leads Juliet to her death when she says “Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence’ cell;/ There stays a husband to make you a wife” (Shakespeare, II, v, 68-69). In essence, the wedding that The Nurse encourages Romeo and Juliet to have reflects her negative influence on their relationship as Juliet is left increasingly vulnerable to Romeo’s impulsivity, which is an extremely relevant cause of Juliet’s eventual demise. Additionally, both Romeo and Juliet are significantly affected by the immature behavior of their kin. Specifically, Juliet displays her eradicated ability to form rational decisions when she speaks of the pressure her family puts on her as she says “My only love sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/ Prodigious birth of love it is to me/ That I must love a loathed enemy” (Shakespeare, I, v, 138-141). This internal conflict that arises when Juliet discovers that Romeo is a Montague is of significance
The Nurse is the only other person that knew about the secret relationship between Romeo and Juliet. She was sort of Juliet’s messenger in the story, she told Romeo about the marriage and when he was going to see Juliet again. Then towards the ending of the story she started realizing that Juliet’s parents were not going to let her marry anyone but Paris. So Nurse tried to help Juliet realize that, and it only made Juliet more upset and run off to Friar. When Juliet was upset she told Nurse that she was going to pay respects, nurse knew that wasn’t true and did nothing about it, if Nurse would have stopped Juliet from going to Friar she could have prevented the whole plan and stopped the events leading to Romeo and Juliet’s death. But Romeo and Juliet made it very difficult for the Nurse and Friar help them because they wanted nothing but to be together and they wouldn’t wait for anything.
Although along the course of the play, the nurse has many times caused discouragement and show unsupportive attitude, but her maternal instincts and moral values prevents her from reporting Juliet’s behaviour to the Capulets. Despite her sudden betrayal towards the end of play, Shakespeare positions us to empathise for the nurse that she was the one who raised Juliet, fed her , cared for her, yet witnessed Juliet’s tragic death. William Shakespeare portrays both the likeable and irritable persona positioning the audience to dislike the character, yet empathise for the immense regret that she has to suffer for the rest of her
The Nurse kept all of Juliet’s secrets, and helped do many things for the love of Romeo and Juliet throughout the play, An example of this is when the nurse says, “Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind, danand, I warrant,a virtuous,-Where is your mother?” (2.5.?)This quote is when the nurse was helping them to keep their love a secret and pass on messages from one to another when they were not able to see each other.Without the nurse passing on these messages Romeo and Juliet's love would have never been possible and neither would their tragic deaths. The nurse would sometimes question Juliet’s judgement but, she always tried to look out for what was best for Juliet, which caused Juliet to hide Friar Lawrence and her plan from the nurse, if Juliet would have been able trust the nurse then Romeo would have got the message and neither of them would have had to end up dead. In the play she helps the two young lovers with their secret meetings,love affairs,and messages.In this quote you can feel the hate that Juliet feels towards the nurse, The nurse also helps Romeo and Juliet with their secret marriage and all of the plans that had to happen in order to make their marriage possible.After the nurse agrees with Lord Capulet that Juliet should marry Paris Juliet is very angry and begins to feel hatred towards the nurse, she
It was a shock to Juliet that she didn’t support as before. The nurse played as an important role to her, however it wasn’t how Juliet was expected it was going to happen. Juliet was left on her own to make some very important decisions at the age of 15. I believe that if the Nurse had been around to help Juliet things may have turned out differently. Strangely, she advised Juliet to forget about Romeo and marry Paris, betraying Juliet’s trust by advocating a false marriage: “I think it best you married with the County. O, he’s a lovely gentleman. Romeo’s a dish clout to him”(3.5.218). Juliet can’t believe that the Nurse offers such a course of action after the Nurse praised Romeo and helped bring the couple together. She could not have gone to Lady Capulet or Lord Capulet, because they would not have understood.
The Nurse is a good friend of Juliet´s and also played a big role in raising her. The nurse wanted the best for juliet and for her to be happy therefore, she encouraged her to get married. ¨Is your man secret? Did you ne'er hear say, Two may keep counsel, putting one away..¨(2.4, 185) This showed how the nurse knew how dangerous it was for the people to find out they were married yet, she still allowed the marriage and told them to betray their parents and keep it secret. The nurse also sent Romeo letters for Juliet to keep them in contact. ¨There stays a husband to make you a wife. Now comes the wanton blood up in your cheeks.¨(2.5). This shows that the nurse had talked to romeo. Although, Friar is the one who brought the idea of
This proves that The Nurse does not have any pre judgmental thoughts about Romeo, that she believes in him, and is substantial because it solidifies that she is kind not only just to Juliet (Act 3, Scene 3, line 85-173). The Friar actually accompanies her in this scene, acting out the same behavior, attempting to keep Romeo from slipping into a deep depression at the thought of never seeing Juliet again. And When The Nurse is commanded by Lord Capulet to bring forth the news to Juliet that she must marry Paris, though reluctant as she is, she agrees that marrying Paris would be in her best interests, and The Nurse tells Juliet what she must do which is critical because it validates that The Nurse will do anything to keep Juliet from harm even if she does not like it. Although marrying Paris is not something Juliet wants to do, The Nurse knows that that is what is best for her, and Juliet lies and tells her that she will marry him (Act 3, Scene 5, Lines 176-246).
The Role of the Nurse in Her Relationship with Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
One of the most important relationships in Romeo and Juliet is the relationship between the Nurse and Juliet. In Act 1, Scene 3 we are introduced to the most vivid character of the play, the Nurse. With her speech that begins "Even or odd, of all days in the year, Come Lammas Eve at night shall she be fourteen." (1.3.16-48), we learn that she nursed