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Exploring and comparing Juliet(TM)s relationship

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Exploring and comparing Juliet's relationship with her father, mother and the nurse Juliet is the daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet; she is thirteen years old and is a bit na�ve. Her father truly loves his daughter. He is more interested in her marring soon, though he is not aware of her thoughts or feelings. Juliet has a weak relationship with her mother, she loves her but they are far apart. She is eager to see her daughter marry Paris. The Nurse had brought Juliet up, being her wet-nurse, this is why the relationship between the Nurse and Juliet is so close. When Juliet is with the nurse she is much more mother-like than her own mother. While watching the Baz Luhrmann's version of Romeo and Juliet, I got the impression that Juliet's mother was a very busy and important person; she does not have much time to talk to Juliet because she has to host functions and parties. This is why she told Juliet to speak briefly about marriage. The relationship between them is not very close but it is casual in this video, because Lady Capulet talks to her whist she is getting ready for the party. ...read more.


Lord Capulet cares about Juliet at the beginning. In Act 1, scene 2, Lord Capulet and Paris have a conversation on marriage. He wants them two to marry but he says that his permission is only part of her decision. If she agrees to marry you, his blessing and fair words will confirm her choice. At the same time, Lady Capulet is always the same, distant and a careless mother towards Juliet. I think that the relationship that Juliet had with her father was different to the relationship that she had with her mother. Lady Capulet is Juliet's mother and they did not have a very close relationship. One reason that shows this, was when Lady Capulet didn't know that it was Juliet's birthday, and how old she was. 'She's not fourteen.' Lady Capulet is Juliet's mother; she should know when she gave birth to her own child. Lady Capulet does not care about how Juliet feels. She only wants Juliet to marry quickly. She asks Juliet what is her attitude about getting married. ...read more.


The Nurse took care of Juliet till now, because of this, the relationship between Juliet and the Nurse is so close. In the marriage conversation, the Nurse hugs and kisses Juliet, she loves Juliet and treats her if it was like her own child. In act 2, scene 5, Juliet calls the nurse: "Honey nurse" and "sweet nurse". Juliet calls her this because she wants the nurse to tell her what Romeo has said to her. The dialog between them is informal but when Juliet speaks to her mother she speaks very formally, calling her "madam." The nurse is like a friend to Juliet, because in act two, scene 5, the nurse cajoles her, as she is so eager to know what happened. The nurse says: "Fie, how my bones ache!" In the film, Juliet massages her back without asking her to, directly. This shows that they have a very close relationship, and that they understand each other (what they want). In conclusion the Nurse has the best relationship with Juliet than anyone else. The nurse is the one who bought her up since she was a child. Juliet and the Nurse are very close, friendly, loving, trusting and caring. ...read more.

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