What images will you use? It also shows that the nurse is quite caring; taking on the job of a full time nurse is hard. She therefore changes the subject, 'Where is your mother? Why does Lady Capulet not want to be alone with Juliet in Act I, scene iii? The word is from the A. Mercutio also had his own take on love. When Romeo kills Tybalt, he does not sentence him to death as is required, but decides to send him to exile for good. Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses the Nurse for many purposes but, her main role in the play is as a confidante. Or should a good parent always put their children first? Romeo also tries to be witty and not answer her questions directly. This quote proves that Nurse is just like everyone else and thinks of marriage as gains rather than love.
The Nurse acts as an accomplice, alongside Friar Laurence, to bring the two lovers together, knowing there will be consequences because of the family feud. Mercutio is also laid back and does not take life or sex seriously. They seem as confused by his behaviour as many parents today are confused by their sullen teens who lock themselves in their room. The Nurse loses Juliet's confidence and so she went against her, losing her trust along with it. Nurse Now, by my maidenhead, at twelve year old, I bade her come.
Her relationship with Juliet does change dramatically throughout the entire play. In old books the text was illustrated by comments in the margin, to which the reader was often directed by an index finger. Another thing This scene shows Nurse not only as Juliet's friend but also as her contact with her mother. Act2 scene5, Nurse returns from her talk with Romeo and is welcomed back by an excited Juliet. Romeo's a dishclout to him. A battle of supremacy between love and hate is therefore a recurring theme in this masterpiece. This tragedy tale shows that nothing good can ever come from blindly embracing either side of the divide.
As their relationship develops, they use less rhyme, which has the effect of making their language feel less artificial. Conclusion The Nurse thinks only of the best way to get herself out of this quarrel, and so she advises Juliet to marry Paris instead, and to forget about Romeo, 'Romeo is banished, and all the world to nothing, That he dare ne'er come back to challenge you,' and 'As Paris hath. The Nurse shows a lot of affection for Juliet, as soon as they are both introduced in the play Act I Scene 3 Line4. She wants to, on purpose, keep her lingering. This would escalate the rivalry even further. Capulet tells Juliet that she will marry the county Paris a week on Thursday, as Juliet is more strong willed than her mother she is angry that she has been told about the wedding and not asked. It could not better be proportioned.
Compare your relationships with adults to those of Romeo and Juliet. I am not I, if there be such an 'I,' Or those eyes shut that make thee answer 'Ay. All through the scene L. When the Nurse advises Juliet to forget about Romeo and Marry Paris she motivates Juliet to actin and she seeks help elsewhere. To Lady Capulet, love is based on wealth, fame and power. The main protagonists are Romeo and Juliet, a pair of teenagers, that fall in love, who seek help from various adults such as their parents, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse, who all in some way let them down. Well, maybe she really does believe what she tells Juliet: Romeo is banished, and all the world to nothing That he dares ne'er come back to challenge you, Or, if he do, it needs must be by stealth.
Do you feel the reactions of characters in the play toward their enemies is realistic or exaggerated? In conclusion, the Nurse plays a critical role in Romeo and Juliet. Did my heart love till now? The Shakespearean play that I am studying is Romeo and Juliet. Quibbles abound so greatly in this scene that I'll look to may have the double meaning of 'I will expect to. His name puns on the word mercurial which meansunpredictably changeable. This variation is intended to be, and is what makes them comical characters. Romeo's a dishclout to him.
This is another example of a downfall in their closely bonded relationship. To some quarters, this may be viewed as romantic. We have two questions to settle. Let's start with the easy one: 1 Why does the Nurse help Juliet hook up with Romeo? The Nurse understands Juliet far better and is more like a motherly figure to her. Nurse and Mercutio provide the humor throughout the play. Or is she somehow trying to angle personal gain for herself? For instance in the first scene with the servants, they talk in a very rowdy manner, boasting about their penis's and their sexual prowess.
However the Nurse does not object and does what Juliet wishes. It's comic gold: she's a lower-class women, so that's already funny; and she's a nurse, which means all she can talk about are bodies—bodies having sex, bodies having babies, bodies nursing babies. We have relationships between parents and teens, between friends, and between enemies. I will bring you thither. Unfortunately for them, things do not go as they had anticipated and they meet their untimely deaths at the end of the play. Characters Who Exhibit Hatred While both families show some level of animosity towards each other, Tybalt is the only character that takes this hatred to heart.
Throughout the play she appears. High angle shots are used to amplify this idea. How would you direct an actress playing Juliet during her confrontation of Capulet in the latter stage of act 3 scene 5? Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! The Nurse was actually Juliet's wet nurse, and it is proven that a bond between a baby and one who feeds it is very strong. Near the end of the story, Juliet starts to lose trust in the Nurse. Nurse warns off Romeo from Juliet and explains that she is the Capulets daughter; Nurse is acting like Juliet's mother and being very protective. Everything happens because the two families are foes. Before he even meets Juliet, he exhibits an uncontrollable weakness for beautiful women when he unsuccessfully pursues Rosaline.