Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet: Nurse

Thesis: In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Nurse causes problems due to dishonesty; however, she is victimized when other characters take advantage of her.

The Nurse is taken advantage of in many parts of the story. Juliet takes advantage of their relationship when she wants the Nurse to go out and talk to Romeo about the marriage. (Act 2, Sc. 4) This proves that she is a victim but she is also Juliet’s servant. Although no matter what Juliet should be kind and not make Nurse do all of her work for her. Mercutio is very rude to the Nurse in this Act making her very angry due to name calling and other harassment. He treats Nurse like she isn’t even human, he is extremely rude and stuck up. (Act 2
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Yet, she does not and keeps yet another secret from Lord and Lady Capulet. She is very dishonest and is perfectly punishable for the situation in my opinion, if the family is to find out. She keeps multiple secrets from the Capulet’s which is unruly saying that they are her employer. She is payed to tell them these things, yet she hides them away because of her relationship with Juliet. She lies to Juliet about Romeo’s death in Act three scene two. She tells Juliet that she has seen him dead with her own eyes. That makes Juliet very sad so it is mean on Nurse’s part making her villainous. In Act two scene six, Romeo and Juliet become husband and wife. Friar Lawrence marries them and the only other person to know is Nurse. Behind the Capulet’s back she knows about the marriage between Romeo and Juliet. This act speaks for itself, you must tell the parents, yet Nurse does not.
In the end the Nurse in my opinion is a villain. She is more of a trouble maker than a peacemaker. She needs to be more honest to the Capulet’s and more helpful. She is a good person but needs to work towards helping the people she
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