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Examine the theme of motherly love in Romeo and Juliet through the relationship Juliet has with her mother and her nurse

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Examine the theme of motherly love in Romeo and Juliet through the relationship Juliet has with her mother and her nurse. In this essay I am going to examine the theme of motherly love through the relationship Juliet has with her mother and her nurse. The play was written in 1595 by William Shakespeare and tells of the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are members of two households. The Montague and the Capulet. They fall deeply in love and are secretly married by friar Lawrence unfortunately on his way back from his wedding Romeo is attacked by Tybalt the cousin of Juliet. Tybalt challenges Romeo but Romeo refuses to be provoked. Mercutio is so incensed by this that he fights with Tybalt and is killed. In a furious rage Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished to Mantua. Juliet is told she must marry Paris to avoid the marriage she fakes her own death and Romeo believing that his love is dead makes his way to her tomb. ...read more.

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Juliet trusts the nurse with her feelings towards Romeo the nurse warns Romeo 'If ye should lead her in a fools paradise' this is the nurse telling Romeo not to break her heart. The nurse has a lot of feelings for Juliet and does not want to see her hurt. Juliet is upset at Romeos banishment that the nurse offers to get Romeo to comfort her. The nurse cares about Juliet than her mother Lady Capulet and is trying to help by subjecting ideas to make Romeo see Juliet. It is the nurse and not Lady Capulet who springs to Juliet's defence when her father abuses her for refusing to marry Paris this shows the relationship between the nurse and Juliet like a mother and daughter Lady Capulet complains that Juliet is crying too much over the death of Tybalt 'Therefore have done' She is saying to Juliet he is dead get over it this makes Juliet feel like her mother doesn't care about her because she is telling her to get over it instead of comforting her. ...read more.

Conclusion

In conclusion in this essay I have examined the theme of motherly love through the relationship Juliet has with her mother and her nurse. The nurse's relationship with Juliet is like a mother and daughter they are very close and tell each other everything. On the other hand the relationship Juliet has with her mother is nothing like a mother Lady Capulet does not treat Juliet like a daughter she shows no love for her. When Lady Capulet finds out about Juliet's death her emotions come out and she shows the love that a mother would for her daughter however these emotions may be put on if she really did not care about Juliet. My personal response to the play is I enjoyed the story and finding out Romeo and Juliet die in the prologue makes it more interesting and sad. I think Lady Capulet really did care about Juliet and loved her but is not very good at showing it ?? ?? ?? ?? Chris Mckellar 19309 5155 Page Mrs. Kennedy ...read more.

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