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What similarities are there between Friar Laurence and the Nurse and the functions they perform in Romeo and Juliet?
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What similarities are there between Friar Laurence and the Nurse and the functions they perform in "Romeo and Juliet"?
There are many similarities between the vital roles played by the Friar and the Nurse that become increasingly apparent during the play "Romeo and Juliet". These similarities mainly revolve around the very parental figures of the characters, in the way that they look after and are treated by both Romeo and Juliet.
The Nurse is a wet nurse, who was brought into the Capulet household by Juliet's mother to feed Juliet. In the 16th century a wet nurse was a mother who had recently lost her own child and is still able to feed a baby; this enables the true mother to prepare for another child and to make life easier for herself. The Nurse behaves as more of a motherly figure to Juliet throughout Juliet's life than her true mother does; she calls her,
This helps to show how fond of Juliet she truly is; she then also goes on to say;
"And I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish."
Seeing their child get married is usually
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