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I am going to discuss the position of the nurse in the play. I will look at the effect she has on the audience and therefore deciding if she is a realistic character in the play Romeo and Juliet, or if she is just a dramatic device.

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Romeo and Juliet I am going to discuss the position of the nurse in the play. I will look at the effect she has on the audience and therefore deciding if she is a realistic character in the play Romeo and Juliet, or if she is just a dramatic device. In order to fully understand the nurse I will study and answer questions on the nurse. The nurse is a dramatic character in the play; she does very often like to exaggerate concerning situations in the play. "I am a -weary, give me leave a while, Fie how my bones ache, what a jaunce have I?" In the quote, the nurse is taunting Juliet; she has just heeded news from Romeo, thus deliberately winding her up. There are many sides to the nurse depending on the situation in the play, like in the first quotation although to Juliet she is annoying; to the audience she brings humour to the play. Unlike other nurses in those days, she is a caring nurse who truly looks after the well being of Juliet. ...read more.

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The nurse is an important person in the play in her own right for she is the link between Romeo and Juliet. I believe she is brought into the play for various reasons. The decade the play is set in, its convenient and typical for a rich family to have a nurse although it is not normal for a nurse to stick her nose into every bodies business and so that sort of personality can get one in a lot of trouble. Shakespeare makes her the connection between the two lovers, she is the messenger figure. The nurse is the messenger in the play, anything Juliet wants to tell Romeo she will send the nurse to heed news to him and visa versa. I believe that she is the anchor in Juliet's life for she keeps her firmly on the ground; she doesn't allow her to wander off daydreaming she keeps her in the real world. She's the only person who Juliet can open to, someone she's confident with and ally. Juliet's father threatens Juliet for refusing to marry Paris, but instead of the nurse being understanding for the first time in ...read more.

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Capulet: "peace you mumbling fool, utter your gravity o'er a gossip's bowl, for here we need it not." The nurse interferes with peoples problems, she is a very rude person. She resembles my nanny my fathers mother she is very interfering in my fathers life, although she knows he's grown up apart of him is still her little boy so too much interfering can lead to destruction of some sort. I have learned that the nurse has a realistic part in the play. Without her I believe the play would have had a lot of loose ends. She is there mainly for Juliet; and she's the link between Romeo and Juliet and to the audience, she brings life and humour to the play. The nurse is a dramatic device in the play, she has a dramatic impact on the audience and in the play. I believe if Shakespeare had not added the nurse in the play, he would have to have found some other way to bring humour to it. Also the play was set in a specific decade where it was convenient for a nurse to look after the children. ...read more.

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