The Nurse, Romeo and Juliet
The nurse is the Capulet’s servant, a loyal servant who tries her hardest to please Juliet and the rest the Capulet’s at the same time. The nurse is also a very essential character in the play in the Capulet’s lives as she was hired for the job of breastfeeding Juliet, due to the fact that she had undesirable breast milk due to the terrible loss of her little Susan; although she may simply be another servant in the home, she has a much more remarkable duty. She plays an important role as Juliet’s confidant, and a crucial character that strongly affects Juliet’s ideas and actions.
The relationship in between The Nurse and Juliet is even seen to be more powerful than Juliet and her own mom’s relationship. We meet the nurse for the extremely very first time in Act 1 scene 3, when lady Capulet reveals to Juliet the marriage proposal of Lord Paris, and right away we the nurse’s her caring side as she begins to talk about Juliet when she was an infant and gives a longwinded and explicit explanation on Juliet’s age, and that the death of Susan has bought her even more detailed to Juliet. “Even or odd, of throughout the days in the year, Come Lammas-eve in the evening will she be fourteen. Susan and she,– God rest all Christian souls!– Were of an age: well, Susan is with God; She was too great for me:– however, as I stated, On Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen; That will she, marry; I remember it well. ‘T is given that the earthquake now eleven years; And she was wean ‘d,– I never ever will forget it–, Of all the days of the year, upon that day: For I had actually then laid wormwood to my dug, Sitting in the sun under the dove-house wall; My lord and you were then at Mantua: Nay, I do bear a brain:– but, as I said, When it did taste the wormwood on the nipple Of my dug and felt it bitter, quite fool, To see it tetchy, and fall out with the dug!
Shake, quoth the dove-house:’t was no need, I trow, To bid me trek. And since that time it is eleven years; For then she might stand alone; nay, by the rood She could have run and waddled everything about; For even the day previously, she broke her brow: And after that my other half,– God be with his soul! ‘A was a merry man,– used up the child: ‘Yea,’ quoth he, ‘dost thou fall upon thy face? Thou wilt fall backwards when thou hast more wit; Wilt thou not, Jule?’ and, by my holidame, The lovely rascal left sobbing, and stated ‘Ay:’ To see now how a jest shall happen!
I require, an I should live a thousand yeas, I never should forget it; ‘Wilt thou not, Jule?’ quoth he; And, quite fool, it stinted, and said ‘Ay.” The whole marital relationship concept took Juliet by surprise, although she is only the age of 13, she was incredibly thrilled. Woman Capulet treats the proposition with a degree of strained delicacy; the nurse on the other hand uses a much more down to earth analysis of what boys can do for young women. Her concept of males is that they just get ladies pregnant- “No less nay, larger women eyebrow by men. “
Shakespeare’s play also shows that the nurse has a repulsive sense of humour, which draws out the naturalness of sex and childbirth, exposing her realistic mindset to enjoy. ‘Go Girl; seek happy nights to delighted days’. The Nurse likewise plays an extremely substantial role in between Romeo and Juliet’s relationship and marriage. At the Capulet ball the nurse was used to discover who Romeo was for Juliet. “Go ask his name” (Juliet) When Juliet falls for Romeo and asks the nurse to find out about him, it is significant that she is not drawn into Juliet’s self-confidence; this appears to be the first time Juliet has actually concealed any tricks from her.
The very same was with Romeo, he asked the nurse to find out about Juliet. She was also used by Juliet after the Caplet ball to communicate with Romeo, to send information from one of the fans to the other, functioning as a carrier. She fasts to caution Romeo not to lead Juliet into a ‘fool’s paradise”. This part of the play once again expresses her and Juliet’s tender relationship. The nurse is watching out for Juliet to make certain she is not going to get injured, because the nurse believes Juliet is mild and young.
In spite of the truth that Romeo was raised to dislike Capulets and Juliet was raised to hate Montagues, they both still fall in love with one another. Act 2 Scene 5 shows a playful side of Juliet and the nurse’s relationship, as she teases Juliet for her own home entertainment- when she returns from delivering Juliet’s marriage proposal to Romeo, the nurse jokes around with Juliet stating that she is so worn out and she is out of breath. “Do you not see that I am out of breath?” She then utilizes facial expressions to attempt to encourage Juliet that the news she has is bad “Though news be unfortunate. The nurse continues to lead Juliet on even when Juliet becomes really impatient. “I am a weary, provide me leave awhile.” And lastly she tells Juliet she will be wed today. Although the nurse does not have much of a relationship with Romeo because he is a Montague and she works for the Capulet, she still produces a strong taste toward him. For example in Act 2 scene 5, the Nurse gives a Physical summary of Romeo, his face, his hand, his foot, and his body and then surfaces by stating he is really mild which Juliet has actually made an excellent option. Well, you have made a simple choice; you understand not how to pick a guy: Romeo! no, not he; rhough his face be better than any guy’s, yet his leg excels all men’s; and for a hand and a foot, and a body,– though they be not to be talked on, yet they are past compare: he is not the flower of courtesy,– however I’ll warrant him as gentle as a lamb.– Go thy methods, wench; serve God.– -What, have you dined at home?” In act 3 scene 2 the nurse brings Juliet the stunning news of Tybalt (Juliet’s cousin)’s death, who was among the couple of that revealed the nurse respect. Tybalt, the best good friend I had!” “Tybalt, sincere gentleman” Therefore she again has actually turned against Romeo and curses Romeo, convinced that Juliet would share the same feeling. “Shame comes to Romeo.” However the nurse likewise brings Juliet the news of Romeo being exiled, because of his killing of Tybalt. But Juliet enjoys Romeo a lot that she forgives him since if Romeo did not kill Tybalt, Tybalt would have killed Romeo. The nurse believes that Juliet is silly and she ought to not sob for Romeo. ‘Will you speak well of him that killed your cousin? ‘
In act 3 scene 5 the force of Juliet’s sorrow encourages the nurse to render a last act of help by bring Romeo from the Friar’s cell. In the beginning, she tries to protect Juliet, by alerting Romeo and Juliet that Girl Capulet is coming, so Romeo could leave from Juliet’s bed room. The Capulets come to Juliet’s space to inform that the marital relationship with Paris has actually been bought forward. Juliet then turns to the nurse in desperation. But the nurse forfeited and betrayed their relationship by telling Juliet to marry Paris, as he is ‘A man of wax’, although she knew this is not what Juliet wants. I think it finest if you wed with the county’ As the nurse deceives Juliet, the only person Juliet can turn to now is Friar Lawrence. Unfortunately for the nurse, her last duty was to discover the apparently dead Juliet, in act 4 scenes 5. The nurse takes Juliet’s ‘death’ extremely badly, as much as Juliet’s mother and dad. “She’s dead, deceas ‘d, she’s dead, alack the day! Girl Capulet Alack the day, she’s dead, she’s dead, she’s dead!” The nurse’s grief is intense and destructive, however the play suggests that it appears a reasonable rate to pay for her betrayal to Juliet.
Overall, the nurse possesses many qualities such as being extremely hearty towards Juliet, kind, protective, caring, she is a devoted and loving lady. But some parts of the play show she can also be long-winded, insensitive, conceited, insecure and silly sometimes. Her relationship with Juliet is particularly strong, partially as she envisions that Juliet is a replacement for her own child Susan. As faithful as she is to the Capulets, yet she will normally do what she thinks is right or what Juliet desires, like privately meeting with Romeo and setting up the wedding event for Romeo and Juliet.