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In this essay, I will examine and describe the relationships of Juliet, Nurse, Mercutio and Tybalt. These characters are all from the play 'Romeo and Juliet' written by William Shakespeare.

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Romeo and Juliet Introduction In this essay, I will examine and describe the relationships of Juliet, Nurse, Mercutio and Tybalt. These characters are all from the play 'Romeo and Juliet' written by William Shakespeare. Juliet is a young, beautiful teenager who is aged 14. Juliet is set to marry Paris because of her mother and father who think that Paris should be a good husband. However, Juliet does not want to marry Paris. When Juliet first meets Paris, they fall instantly in love and they decide to get married, but Juliet discovers that Romeo is a Montague. Tybalt is a fiery character who loves a good fight. Tybalt is Juliet's cousin and a Capulet. Tybalt has no sense of fun and is often too serious. Tybalt is also a family man who honours family members and tradition. The nurse is a middle-aged carer. She is a carer for Juliet and looks after her. Mr and Mrs Capulet pay her to look after Juliet. The nurse is a Loving character, who acts like a mother to Juliet. Mercutio is Romeo's friend he is a true friend to Romeo. ...read more.

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We see this fiery character in act 1 scene 1, where Tybalt and Benvolio are fighting. "Talks of peace, I hate the word, as I hate hell, and hate thee". These quotes show how Shakespeare portrays Tybalt in the play. Shakespeare describes Mercutio as a fun and humorous character but who is willing to fight for his pride. "nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance". "If love be rough with you, be rough with love". These quotes show us how Mercutio makes everything into a joke but still gives good advice. Romeo and Juliet contain tragedy as the main genre. The book Romeo and Juliet was written in 1567 and performed first at 1595. When the play was written, the play related to the social ideals of the time. The social ideals where performed in the play when young Juliet had a fixed marriage to Paris. This was very common at the time in 1595. The importance of the relationships in the play are evident. Romeo and Juliet's relationship is the most important because the whole play is based around these characters. ...read more.

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At the end of the play, the four characters have had a big effect on the play. I think Juliet played the most important role because she is the lover of Romeo. Secondly, I think the nurse had a big impact on the audience because she is stuck in the middle of Romeo and Juliet and is also a huge gossip. Finally, Tybalt and Mercutio have a minimum effect apart from being cousin and friend to the main character. I do not think they had much effect on the play because they did not have to much to say apart from getting killed. This leads to the death of Paris. Shakespeare is trying to send out the message of peace and harmony to the Elizabethan audience. Shakespeare does this by showing Love, rivalry and Death. There is love in the play because of Romeo and Juliet. There is rivalry because of the Capulet and Montague feud that has raged on for many years. The final message is death of Romeo and Juliet. All these factors are important because the theatre shows where the only source of entertainment in those times and for most the only education. End Deepak Tailor 08/05/2007 ...read more.

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