The Nurse In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the relationship between Juliet and The Nurse has a lot of interesting aspects. Both characters are experiencing difficult choices both morally and emotionally. The Nurse chooses to attempt to convince Juliet to marry Paris and hide her previous marriage. Juliet becomes frustrated as the one person who has had her back has now turned against her. At the end of Act 3, Scene 5, The Nurse shows us her true character. The Nurse is supposed to aid and protect the young Juliet. She is someone who has been with Juliet all her life and should be able to tell what her true feelings are. After The Nurse’s first encounter with Romeo, in Act 2, Scene 4, The Nurse seems to approve the proposed marriage and even compliments Romeo. She tells Juliet of her first visit by saying, “ Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind, and a handsome, and, I warrant, a…show more content…
Juliet searches for the sole person who has supported her her entire life, The Nurse. A very opinionated response from The Nurse angers Juliet. The Nurse has been the only person that knows about her marriage and she trusts her. When The Nurse disrespects her husband, she is in shock. The young lady's first response is whether or not she meant it. After realizing that The Nurse’s statement was of truthful manner, she deceives The Nurse out of understanding her true feelings. After The Nurse leaves, she goes on a rant and calls her a hypocrite. Juliet says “ Or to dispraise my lord with that same tongue/ Which she hath praised him with above compare/ So many thousand times?” (3.5.250-252). This demonstrates the emotions of uncertainty and confusion that are running through young Juliet’s mind. Juliet has been deserted by the one woman who knows her best. This drives her to become uneasy about her entire
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