What does the nurse say in Romeo and Juliet?

What does the nurse say in Romeo and Juliet?

Lady Capulet instructs Juliet's nurse to call for Juliet at the Capulet home in Act 1, Scene 3. Juliet comes and inquires of her mother what she desires. (full context) The nurse adds one more thing: if she survives long enough to see Juliet married, she will have arrived.

In other words, the nurse hopes that Juliet will survive to watch her marry Paris. If so, then it would seem that Juliet's marriage to Paris is still planned even though she has not agreed to marry him yet. This would make sense because there is no way for her mother to know that she is in love with Romeo. All she knows is that Juliet has refused to marry Paris and needs to be controlled by his family until he gets someone new. As you can see, there are many questions left unanswered in this scene. However, we can still learn a lot from it.

Here are some things that the nurse says in this scene:

She tells Juliet that she should go to the Capulet house to see her mother. Since Lady Capulet is ill, the nurse thinks that going to see her might bring good luck.

Then the nurse gives Juliet some advice before she goes to visit her mistress. She says that if Juliet wants to speak to Paris, she should do it quickly because he is likely to leave soon to go fight a war.

Who talks about marriage in Romeo and Juliet?

Act 1 Scene 3 Lady Capulet notifies Juliet of Paris' marriage proposal and lavishly praises him. She says anyone who can find love in such a place as Verona should not be able to find love again, since it seems every man there is after you.

These are the only lines spoken by Lady Capulet in the play. However, she has many thoughts on marriage expressed in other scenes. It's just that they all happen during conversations with someone else.

For example, when Lord Capulet arrives in Verona he asks everyone what news there is. Since no one knows anything about the supposed wedding, he decides to go see for himself. While he's away, Lady Capulet tells Juliet that her father wants to talk to her. Thinking it's about the wedding, Juliet goes to the Capulets' house. But before she can explain herself Lord Capulet returns and catches her eavesdropping. He yells at her for being foolish enough to think she could get married before him or anyone else. Then he sends her off home without even saying goodbye. This scene shows that despite Lady Capulet's wishes, marriage isn't discussed between Juliet and Paris.

Also worth mentioning is that Friar Laurence mentions marriage several times throughout the play.

Who is the lady in Romeo and Juliet?

Lady Capulet (Lady Capulet) Lady Capulet (Lady Capulet) Juliet's mother, Capulet's wife, is a lady who herself married young (she gave birth to Juliet when she was close to fourteen), and she is eager to see her daughter marry Paris. She is a helpless mother who relies on the nurse for moral and practical support. Although she is from a noble family, they are very wealthy but politically ambitious, so they engage in feuds with other families in the town. When the nurse tells her that Romeo wants to marry their daughter, she refuses but later changes her mind after the Nurse assures her that Romeo is a good man. Capulet hates Montague because of the family feud and will do anything to prevent his daughter from marrying one of them.

Lady Montague (Lady Montague) Lady Montague (Lady Montague) Is Juliet's mother's name before she married Lord Montague. She is also known as "Madam" or "Mother" Montague. She has two older brothers who all died fighting in the civil wars between King Henry VI and Thomas Stanley, Marquess of Monterrey. Her father still mourns their deaths, and she now takes care of him. She is a kind woman who loves her daughter very much but cannot stop Paris from marrying her off to someone else. She agrees to the marriage with Lord Montague because he is a nobleman and they need each other's support to fight off the attacks from the family feuding Capulets.

What does Romeo find out from the nurse after Juliet goes to see her mother?

Romeo and Juliet resume their conversations and kiss, but are stopped by the nurse, who orders Juliet to locate her mother. In her absence, Romeo inquires of the nurse about Juliet, and upon learning that she is a Capulet, he recognizes the serious consequences of their love. The nurse urges them to leave Verona immediately, as any delay might be dangerous for Juliet.

Juliet finds her mother and tells her that she is sick. The Lady Capulet replies that it is nothing serious and sends her daughter back to Verona. When asked how she is feeling, the Lady Capulet responds that she is fine. She then asks why Juliet looks so sad and the girl explains that she is in love with an Angel named Romeo. Her mother tells her not to worry about such things yet but promises to speak with the Lord Montague about their marriage plans.

Meanwhile, Romeo leaves the Nurse's house to seek out Paris, but fails to find him. He then goes to see Fulbright, his friend, but learns that Paris has left for France. Desperate, Romeo goes to see Tybalt, the Prince's kinsman, but finds him too drunk to talk. After passing out, Tybalt wakes up and attacks Romeo, but is defeated by him. Impressed by Romeo's martial skills, Tybalt offers him a job at his castle as his personal bodyguard.

What does the nurse say to Juliet in Act 3, Scene 5?

Juliet begs the nurse for advice in Act 3, Scene 5. Romeo has been exiled, and Juliet's parents are attempting to force her to marry Paris. The Nurse tells Juliet, "I think it's better if you marry the county." Oh, he's such a gentleman! Juliet agrees, and the couple vows to meet later that day in order to consummate their marriage.

Now back to our question: What does the nurse say to Juliet in Act 3, Scene 5? She says, "I think it's better if you marry the county." This doesn't sound like much of an answer, but it turns out that it's quite an answer. The Nurse is telling Juliet that marrying Montague is her only hope of avoiding being sent to prison. Since the Countess is now under the protection of Prince Paris (who will become her husband), any attempt on Juliet's life would be futile. If she wants to live, she'll have to agree to marry him.

Here's how this scene has been interpreted by several famous actors:

Marlon Brando: "Marry the County". Marlon Brando makes the most famous version of this line, saying it twice during his first appearance in the movie. He was trying to convince everyone that he was not Romeo, even though he was playing him.

Kristen Stewart: "Marry the County".

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