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Romeo and Juliet - Show how the relationship between Juliet and the Nurse is similar to that between Romeo and Friar Lawrence

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Show how the relationship between Juliet and the Nurse is similar to that between Romeo and Friar Lawrence "Romeo and Juliet" were from enemy families, who married in secret, but eventually took their own lives. Each of them had a close relationship with someone outside their family who they could confide in; Juliet had her Nurse and Romeo had Friar Lawrence. I am going to explain how these grown-ups supported their young people in similar ways throughout the play. Firstly, the Nurse knew more about Juliet than her own mother did. Lady Capulet asked Nurse how old Juliet was and, and she practically told her birthday to the very time she was born. ...read more.

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We can tell how much the Nurse cared about Juliet when she lost her temper with Mercutio and then warned Romeo not to hurt her and not to play with her emotions and not to two-time her. The Nurse went to see Romeo to tell him that Juliet wants to meet him. If you should deal double with her, Truly it were an ill thing to" (2,4,153-154) The Friar showed how much hr cared for Romeo when he was prepared to risk his reputation and to deceive the family to help Romeo be with Juliet. This happened after Tybalt's death. "...Pass to Mantua, Where thou shalt live till we can find time, To blaze you marriage, reconcile your friends Beg pardon of the prince, and call thee back..." (3,3,149-152) ...read more.

Conclusion

Eventually, his actions caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet although it wasn't done intentionally, even though he tried to save them both. "Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off" (4,1,93-94) Of course, the Nurse and Friar Lawrence have some differences; the Friar was well educated whereas the Nurse wasn't, and in terms of status, the Friar was well respected whereas the Nurse was part of the family but treated as a middle class working woman. However, the similarities were closer to Romeo and Juliet. Both of them had made serious mistakes but they intended to do them for a good reason. ...read more.

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