BBC Bitesize - KS3 English Literature - Characters - Revision 3
The relationship between Lord and Lady Capulet is also strained as their views are He tells Paris that he will accept whoever she chooses so he trusts his. Lady Capulet relationship with Juliet is complete different, she doesn't She is seen as a trusted family servant to the Lord Capulet in Verona. Juliet and her father, Capulet, have a very unequal relationship, with the father As Lady Capulet tells Lord Capulet of Juliet's disagreement to the marriage of.
At act 2 Scene 4 we see the Nurse, accompanied by her servant Peter. She is approached by 2 young men, Mercutio and Romeo. We also see Mercutio assaults her dignity with an offensive joke: On the other hand the relationship of The Nurse with Lady, Lord Capulet is more kind of a formal relationship, because they are here employers and they have a higher standard.
The nurse is a messenger for Juliet and Romeo. Without her the plot would not have moved. She was the one who told both of them who was the other one.
At the Masked ball Romeo asks the Nurse who is Juliet and finds out that she is a Capulet and Juliet sends the Nurse to find out who is Romeo and discovers his name and is dismayed to learn that he is a Montague.
Juliet evens send her to find out Romeo and ask her in the market square in Act 2 Scene 4. It is the same with Romeo. She makes Juliet really frustrated because she is being teased by the nurse. She teases Juliet, and has little regard for her feelings. She enjoyed herself because she is power over Juliet, which she never gets. She says that if the Nurse has enough breath to say she is out of breath, she has enough breath to deliver the news, and that delivering the news would take less time than making excuses for not delivering it.
Then Juliet asks for just one little word. She shows more sadness for the death of Tybalt than the banishment of Romeo. This is natural because Tybalt is part of the family. Shakespeare uses the Nurse in the Scene to create confusion and to allow the audience to see the love of Juliet for Romeo. In this scene we see how much distress has the Nurse put Juliet in. Juliet has a conflict of emotions; she is out of her mind. For a moment her words reveal her ambiguous feelings about Romeo.
Juliet follows this metaphor with a dozen more, all of which express shock and amazement that Romeo could look so good and be so bad.
Here the Nurse is also used as a messenger from Juliet to send Romeo a ring and tell him to come back to Juliet. The nurse was the only person that Juliet could turn to for help and comfort. At act 3 scene 5 Juliet gets threatened to marry Paris and she need the Nurse to help her to persuade her parents. She is in an impossible situation, she is already married to Romeo and the Nurse knows that.
From this point Juliet turns against the Nurse from this point she changes. The nurse is no longer the person to whom Juliet can turn to. Juliet is angry and let down by the Nurse. The nurse was being realistic when she was telling Juliet to marry Romeo which contrasted with Juliet romantic vision of her love.
As Romeo is banished, he cannot provide a good home and family for Juliet while Paris can and Juliet does not break her bonds with her family. For all her upbringing of Juliet, she is unable to understand her true feelings and fails to read her intentions when she apparently accepts Paris.
Advanced 9: The Parent and Child
At this point the audience would be shocked from what the Nurse has advised Juliet to do and would feel angry toward The Nurse. But as wee see the Nurse reaction towards the death of Juliet after drinking the potion we see that she really does care for Juliet. At act 4 Scene 5 we see. The nurse at Juliet chamber try to wake Juliet up for the wedding.
All this shows us the Nurse really cares about Juliet; she is like her own daughter. Youth vs age is a running thread, old and new. Change the word choice and it could be taken from a conversation heard in any high school hallway.
They seem as confused by his behaviour as many parents today are confused by their sullen teens who lock themselves in their room.
Capulet initially seems protective of his daughter, but later his true nature comes out. Juliet was not raised by her mother but by the Nurse. He runs to the Friar. Both sets of parents, real and surrogate, fail to be good parents. Lord and Lady Capulet would see Juliet disowned before disobedient. What message does this convey about whether or not the teens should trust adults? Are the adults in your life trustworthy? Are they looking out for your best interests?
Compare your relationships with adults to those of Romeo and Juliet. What do you share with the adults in your life? What do you keep secret? Is there an adult in your life that you consider a friend? What do you think it means to be an adult? In groups, discuss the idea of the good parent. Should we cut the parents in Romeo and Juliet some slack because they were only behaving as parents would in that time period?
Are we thinking too much in 21st Century terms? Or should a good parent always put their children first? Why does the Nurse decide to tell Juliet to forget Romeo?
We learn at the end of the play that she killed herself from grief at his banishment, but we have no text between them. Reflect on Youth vs Age in the play. What do they do to try and get the son to come out? Are they clueless in how to talk to a teenager?
Relationships in Romeo and Juliet
Mistress minion, for example. Would you like to have your father say those words to you? Choose a couple of terms and create tableaux to visualize them. What impact do the words have visually? What does she really want to say to her father? In groups, read and examine Act IV, scene v.
- The Nurse is employed by the Capulet Essay
- Explain the Relationship between Juliet and her Nurse.
What are they going through in this scene?