She is unable to decide who is the better husband for Juliet: This shows that she can be irritating at times and is also a gossip. Juliet promises to consider Paris as a possible husband to the precise degree her mother desires.
By the final act, she is nearly overcome by the tragic events of the play, this is where the grief-stricken mother comes out. The Nurse is also a frequent user of malapropisms. The Nurse plays a similar role in the poem by Brooke, though she is less critical of Paris and is banished for the events that took place.
Had he been wealthier, he might have been able to afford to value his morals more than money, and refused to sell poison to Romeo. Or is she somehow trying to angle personal gain for herself? She stands four-square, and lives and breathes in her own right from the moment she appears in the play.
The Nurse was the one who revealed to both Romeo and Juliet the identities of each other i. Romeo is also an affectionate and devoted friend to his relative Benvolio, Mercutio, and Friar Lawrence.
She calls Romeo, a most excellent young man, courteous, kind and handsome, virtuous and she will do everything in her power to bring about their marriage. In judgment, he is fair in his examination of witnesses before pronouncing his verdict.
Edna May Oliver as the nurse in the film. Very handsome himself, he is attracted to the beauty of Juliet and asks Lord Capulet for her hand in marriage.
How fast would you like to get it? Friar John is held up in a quarantined house, and the message never reaches Romeo. She says nothing but restrains her husband from fighting by throwing her arms around him.
Gregory is originally hesitant to start a fight. A kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. It is unclear from the text whether he is addressing the Nurse or Lady Capulet.
She is devoted to her husband and her son and in the end dies a sad death. She is very protective of her son Romeo and is very happy when Benvolio tells her that Romeo was not involved in the brawl that happened between the Capulets and Montagues.
All we can do is speculate. He appears as an elderly man sitting with Capulet in the feast. Servant to Capulet[ edit ] The hapless servant attempting to find the people named on a list he cannot read A servant to Capulet is sent to deliver party invitations to a number of nobles and friends to Capulet.
After Romeo kills Tybalt, Montague pleads with the Prince to spare him of execution as Romeo did only what the law would have done, since Tybalt killed Mercutio. They are also more developed, since more attention is given to their family life.A vulgar, long-winded, and sentimental character, the Nurse provides comic relief with her frequently inappropriate remarks and speeches.
But, until a disagreement near the play’s end, the Nurse is Juliet’s faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Juliet’s affair with Romeo. Romeo and Juliet: Dramatis Personae. Please see Shakespeare's Characters A to Z for a complete pronunciation guide. Escalus, prince of Verona Paris, a young nobleman Montague, Capulet, heads of warring households Old man, cousin to Capulet Romeo, son to Montague Mercutio, kinsman to the prince, and friend to Romeo Benvolio, nephew to Montague, and friend to Romeo.
The Nurse and Juliet may have a loving, teasing sort of relationship at the beginning of the play, but when Juliet needs her most—after her parents order her to marry Paris—the Nurse betrays her. Romeo is as good as dead, the Nurse tells Juliet, and she had better forget him and marry Paris.
Plot Analysis. Romeo and Juliet is a play about the conflict between the main characters’ love, with its transformative power, and the darkness, hatred, and selfishness represented by their families’ feud. The two teenaged lovers, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love the first time they see each other, but their families’ feud requires they remain.
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The Nurse is a major character in William Shakespeare's classic drama Romeo and Juliet. She is the personal servant, guardian (and former wet nurse) of Juliet Capulet, and has been since Juliet was born.Download