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She is like family to the Capulets. The Nurse plays a similar role in the poem by Brooke, though she is less critical of Paris and is banished for the events that took place.
The Nurse delivering her "Yet I cannot choose but laugh" line in Act I scene III in an drawing The Nurse is sent by Juliet in act two, scene four to seek out Romeo the night after their first kiss and exchange of vows.
The Nurse finds Romeo and soon after returns to Juliet with news of Romeo's continued affection.
It is because of the Nurse's approval that Juliet ultimately decides to go through with marrying Romeo. Later, the Nurse is overcome with grief at the death of Tybalt, and she runs to Juliet and cries, "He's dead, he's dead, he's dead!
We are undone, lady, we are undone! Alack the day, he's gone, he's killed, he's dead! When Juliet learns that her parents expect her to marry Paris, the Nurse urges the girl to go ahead with the marriage.
Even though Juliet was already married to Romeo, the Nurse felt that Juliet would never see her husband again. Following this, Juliet feels betrayed and decides never to share any more of her secrets with the Nurse. The Nurse discovers Juliet under the spell of Friar Laurence's potion in act four, scene five, and the grief of her death as seriously as she mourned Tybalt.
She is, finally, present at the real deathbed of Romeo, Juliet, and Paris, though speechless. Indeed, she loses perhaps the dearest friends of anyone, having suffered through the deaths of her husband, Susan, Tybalt, Romeo, and Juliet.
The nurse has the third largest number of lines in the original play; only the eponymous characters have more lines. Friar Laurence, for example, uses sermon and sententiae forms, and the Nurse uses a unique blank verse form that closely matches colloquial speech.
The Nurse recognizes that Juliet shows no interest in Paris ' courting and is the only member of the older generation to take Juliet's feelings into consideration…that is, until she suddenly betrays Juliet's trust by saying that she should marry Paris.
Only to the nurse does Juliet confide her feelings about both Paris and Romeo. The formal language Juliet uses around Paris, as well as the way she talks about him to her Nurse, show that her feelings clearly lie with Romeo. Some illustrations even depict her as an obese or big boned woman, because of how Mercutio insults her.
He calls "A sail! The Nurse is also a frequent user of malapropisms.
Her view of romance is very pragmatic, much like Mercutio's views. When Juliet says that marriage is an honour she did not yet think of, the nurse laughs and exclaims, what an honour it is. The nurse's humour is very crude, which is shown when she makes a rude joke about the way Juliet will 'fall down' when she is older.
The Nurse's given name may be Angelica. It is unclear from the text whether he is addressing the Nurse or Lady Capulet.Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 3 scene 1 of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a very important scene in the play in that it is a turning from where the whole course of the action starts to move in a different, tragic direction.
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As Justin Kurzel's new take on 'the Scottish play' opens in cinemas, we examine the legacy and enduring themes of this celebrated text. Despite the differences of the two methods, Shakespeare and Luhrmann have both shaped and reshaped the same idea of conflict in the text Romeo and Juliet.
The last idea which demonstrates conflict is disagreement within families. In act 3 scene 5, Juliet confesses to her father, Lord Capulet of . Navigator: Detailed Summary of Act 1, Scene 4 Page Index: Enter Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio, with five or six Maskers, Torch-bearers, and others: Mercutio tries to persuade Romeo to dance at Capulet's feast, but Romeo insists that he is too sadly love-lorn to do anything but hold a torch.
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