• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explore the relationship between Juliet, her nurse and Lady Capulet in: Act1 Scene 3Act2 Scene 5Act3 Scene 5

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Romeo and Juliet Explore the relationship between Juliet, her nurse and Lady Capulet in: Act1 Scene 3 Act2 Scene 5 Act3 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet is a play about two families, the Montague and Capulet's who hate each other, which this leads to a dramatic tragedy. It is a tragedy because the children in both households fall in love, and are fated to die. This play is relevant to modern audience because many cultures of today's society are familiar with arranged marriages. In the Shakespearian time wealthy families arranged marriages to build up their power, honour and reputation. The same happens in today's society but in the opposite way. Families who suffer from poverty may arrange marriages to gain money. Act1 Scene 3 takes place in the Capulets' house between Juliet, her nurse, and Lady Capulet. Lady Capulet enters Juliet's room and commands the Nurse to bring Juliet to her, this shows that Lady Capulet rarely goes in Juliet's room and may hardly see Juliet. ...read more.

Middle

This allows Juliet to take the Nurse into her confidence when she decides to defy the family feud and marry Romeo. As from the nurses conversation about marriage, "... and I might live to see thee married once..." we can establish that the Nurses only wish is to see Juliet as a bride like most mothers in a modern society. When Juliet is told by her mother that the valiant Paris has expressed an interest in her and she wants her to marry Paris, Juliet replies, "It is an honour that I dream not of..." This shows that Juliet is very submissive. Juliet responds by saying that she "shall behold him at our feast" meaning she will look out Paris at the feast to see if she might love him, she will only marry Paris to please her mother. Lady Capulet's reasons for recommending her daughter to marry Paris isn't good, it might be to gain more power and reputation or possibly because of Paris's family background. ...read more.

Conclusion

After Romeo is banished the relationship between the Nurse and Juliet starts to change. In line 37 we notice that the Nurse calls Juliet "Madam" this shows that their relationship is moving towards a more like servant manner. When the Nurse suggests that Juliet should forget about Romeo and marry Paris, she loses Juliet's trust and confidence in her. The Nurse suggests that Romeo is a dishcloth compared to Paris, "...Romeo's a dishclout to him..." when the Nurse makes this suggestion Juliet decides to break their bond of friendship and seek the help of Friar Laurence, thereafter she no longer involves the Nurse in her secret plans. Due to the death of Tybalt, Lady Capulet checks up on Juliet and sees her crying. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony in the conversation between Juliet and her mother. Lady Capulet assumes Juliet is crying because Tybalt had deceased, but Juliet is actually crying because she might never see Romeo again. This is the first time Juliet lied to her mother, this shows how passionate love between Romeo and Juliet is. Their love is so passionate that the relationship between Juliet, Nurse and Lady Capulet is affected. ?? ?? ?? ?? Adnan Canpolat GCSE English ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    'How is Love Presented in Romeo and Juliet in Acts - 1 Sc 5; ...

    4 star(s)

    We can notice a pattern involving light objects to describe Juliet, In Act 1 Sc 5, Romeo described her, "She teaches the torches to burn bright." From this, we can see that she is now given a higher light 'quality', as light through the window is more than just a mere light from a torch.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    How does Shakespeare convey the theme of love and conflict in the Prologue, Act ...

    4 star(s)

    The scene takes place in the house of Capulets, Juliet's and Tybalt's family, where a big ball is organized. Romeo and his friends actually came here primarily to make fun of their enemies' family, and this is the reason why Tybalt is so angry (angrier that he would be in

  1. Juliets relationship with her father in Act 3 scene 5

    I think this because when she goes to tell Juliet about the marriage she says "I'll tell thee joyful tidings, girl." This shows us Lady Capulet is quite happy for the marriage to go ahead. Maybe she thinks the same as Capulet.

  2. How is the relationship between Lord Capulet and his daughter Juliet presented dramatically in ...

    Juliet becomes tense because she is worried for her husbands life. However, Juliet is unable to share her anguish because of her mother's vows against Romeo. Lady Capulet swiftly moves on to the more important issue, she tells Juliet of the plans for marriage to Paris, that very Thursday.

  1. Romeo And Juliet: Compare Act 1 Scene 1 With Act 3 Scene 1

    This part of the play is different to the fight scene in Act 3 Scene 1 as Mercutio, Romeo and Tybalt are only participating. Also the head of each household are more in despair rather vengefulness after knowing the death of Tybalt and Mercutio but in the Act 1 Scene 1, both are keen on fighting.

  2. Romeo and Juliet - How does Shakespeare present the character of Lady Capulet?

    Lady Capulet obviously prides herself on her intelligence. She thinks that Juliet is too soft hearted and lacks intelligence as she is grieving. During the conversation between Juliet and Lady Capulet, Lady Capulet thinks that Romeo is a villain. She says, "As that villain which slaughter'd him."

  1. Explain the way Shakespeare presents the relationship between Juliet, Lady Capulet and the Nurse ...

    This tells the audience that she is only trying to sound obedient to please her mother- but not a lot more. The first line of Juliet's reply means, she will look to see if she is attracted to him. In the next line, to "endart" means to shoot like a dart or arrow.

  2. How does Shakespeare present the relationship between Romeo and Juliet in Act 1 and ...

    This emphasizes how deep of his love. The description of Juliet from Romeo like ?burn bright? signified Juliet ?s beauty is bright light when shimmer his mind from quote ? O she doth teach the torches to burn bright?. Bright light signifies freedom and true love to Romeo.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work