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Juliets relationship with Nurse in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is important because it shows how so much trust which has been built up over the years can be broken by a small thing.

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Juliet and the Nurse Juliet's relationship with Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare is important because it shows how so much trust which has been built up over the years can be broken by a small thing. The relationship which Juliet and the Nurse are involved in consists of motherly love, trust, confidence and in the end abandonment. The relationship between Juliet and Nurse is very strong and is shown throughout the play. They both have been close since Juliet was a baby. Nurse literally took over Lady Capulet's job as a mother. We know that the relationship is strong because Juliet tells of the relationship between her and Romeo only to Nurse. ...read more.

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Your first is dead; or 'twere as good he were. As living here and you no use of him". After being told this Juliet has lost all trust, belief and respect for Nurse. Confidence was one of the major parts of the relationship between Juliet and the Nurse. Without it Juliet would have not being able to tell Nurse about the secret relationship with Romeo. Being a part of Juliet's upbringing Nurse was like a motherly figure to Juliet and also because Nurse lost her own daughter Susan right after Juliet was born. Nurse was the one who delivered the message to Romeo. Without the love and care for Juliet Nurse would have not done this. ...read more.

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Nurse thinks of herself and thinks about the consequences she might face if she were to go against Lady Capulet's and Lord Capulet's wishes. Juliet is left to feel alone in world. She can no longer trust the person who she has told her secrets to and no longer sees Nurse as a mother. Juliet in the end puts her confidence in Friar Lawrence, no longer In Nurse. Juliet feels betrayed and can no longer trust Nurse for what she said and supported and cannot see Nurse as a motherly figure anymore. The relationship in the play is important. It shows that trust can be broken very quickly and it sometimes cannot be retrieved back. ...read more.

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