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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a tale of two young lovers, whom have fallen in love despite their family's vendetta. These two families are both equal in their power and noble rank in Verona, Italy. A story of both love and hate: The Love between Romeo and Juliet and the hate between their families. A play of their fatal love affair and the course of their parent's turmoil, which can only be ended by their deaths. I am going to discuss the influence two characters, close to Romeo and Juliet, have on the course of the play. These characters are the nurse and Friar Lawrence. Although they are not main characters they play a vital part within the story, ending in the deaths of these 'star crossed lovers'. ...read more.


We first meet the Nurse in Act 1 Scene 3. In this scene we realize that The Nurse is no ordinary servant, she is more like a family member. At the beginning of the Scene Lady Capulet dismisses the nurse: 'Nurse, give us leave awhile. We must talk in Secret.' But immediately the nurse is recalled: 'Nurse come back again. I have remember'd me, thou's hear our counsel.' This shows that Lady Capulet feels awkward around her daughter alone, where as the Nurse does not, showing that there is a closer relationship between the nurse and Juliet than Juliet and her mother. We are told of the Nurse's own personal sorrow, the loss of her daughter Susan. ...read more.


This shows that she cares for Juliet more than her jobs worth. This love is further backed up when she speaks to Romeo in private, before asks of the wedding plans. 'But first let me tell ye, if ye should lead her into a fools paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behaviour, as they say; for the gentlewoman is young; and therefore, if ye should deal double with her, truly it were an ill thing to be offered to any gentlewoman, and very weak dealing.' This shows that the nurse is very concerned for Juliet welfare and that she does not want her lady to be led on. After Romeo confirms that he is in no way interested to lead Juliet into a 'fool's paradise', the nurse is very happy for Juliet and seems to be only interested in Juliet's happiness. ...read more.

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