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In this essay, I am going to discuss the relationship between Juliet her mother (Lady Capulet) Juliet and her father (Lord Capulet) and Juliet and the Nurse.

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Kirsty Yapp Romeo and Juliet Essay In this essay, I am going to discuss the relationship between Juliet her mother (Lady Capulet) Juliet and her father (Lord Capulet) and Juliet and the Nurse. In Act 1, Scene 3 Juliet speaks politely to her mother calling her 'madam'. This also shows they have a distant relationship as she talks to her mother like she is talking to a stranger. Lady Capulet does not know how to approach Juliet to discuss marriage with her and needs the nurse there. The lady excuses the nurse but then immediately calls her back as she does not know how to approach Juliet her own daughter (she does not know her very well). She also has to confirm Juliet's age with the nurse, 'Thou knowst my daughter's of a pretty age.' The Nurse has brought Juliet up, so she knows her better. It was fashionable for wealthy people to employ a nurse to look after their children at this time. Lady Capulet asks Juliet if she has thought about getting married and Juliet answers that she has not thought about marriage yet (after all she is only thirteen). Juliet answers ''It is an honour that I dream not of.'' Her mother bluntly answers,'' Well think of marriage now.'' ...read more.

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He wants her to agree to the marriage first '' But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart." Juliet should love the man she is going to marry. Also she should agree to the marriage first. He wants her to have say if she wants to get married, ''And she agreed, within her scope of choice lies my consent and fair according voice." However after Tybalt's death lord Capulet changes his mind and forces Juliet into marriage with Paris. Lord Capulet believes Juliet should obey him without question. Juliet decides that she will go against her fathers arrangements and not marry Paris when lord Capulet decides that she will get married that very week. Lord Capulet flies into a violent rage and threatens to drown, starve her and let her live on the street unless she does what he wishes. '' I will n'er acknowledge thee''. Lord Capulet wants obedience from his daughter and does not seem to care about her feelings and what she wants. This makes the gap between them even bigger. Lord Capulet is like his wife (Lady Capulet) he has little or no concern for what Juliet feels or what she wants. Lord Capulet does not ask Juliet about the marriage but he simply decides, not only her choice of husband, but he also arranges the date, time and place of the wedding, before Juliet knows about it. ...read more.

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When her mother arrives Romeo is gone and Juliet gets told about the wedding to Paris. Juliet refuses and her father flies into a rage. The Nurse sticks up for her ''You are to blame my lord''. When Lord and Lady Capulet leave, Juliet turns to the nurse for help and comfort. The nurse does not give the advice that Juliet wants to hear. She tells Juliet it would be best to for her to forget Romeo and marry Paris as Romeo has been banished and she doesn't think hell ever be able to return to claim Juliet as his wife. Juliet feels betrayed and offended by what the nurse says and after she has sent the nurse away she decides she will never confide in the nurse again. It is al little bit harsh of Juliet but once again the nurse is only doing what is best for Juliet. She genuinely believes Romeo won't be able to come back and doesn't want to see Juliet waiting for him forever. She wants to see her happy. Her advice may be misplaced, but it is well intentioned. She seems genuinely to think it is all for the best. The nurse is like a mother to Juliet and is always there to help her with anything she needs. I feel Juliet has a terrible relationship with her parents. Only the nurse shows genuine concern for her. By kirsty yapp page 1 ...read more.

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