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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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