Romeo and Juliet

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  • Topic: Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet
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On a daily basis, individuals have to deal with challenges like deception, betrayal, and dishonesty. It is in the human nature of man to interfere when an issue arises. The Nurse, Lord Capulet and the Friar are culpable for the tragic deaths of Romeo’s and Juliet’s Juliet’s caretaker, the Nurse, has a strong sense of affection and love for Juliet. She is vigilant of Juliet’s well-being; however, she’s engulfed with a desire to help Juliet. This results in duplicity and deceit, breaking the strong bond between the Nurse and Juliet, which causes Juliet to fall in a state of despair. Towards the beginning, the Nurse speaks to Romeo and relays the message to Juliet, “Hie you hence to Friar Lawrence cell. There stays a husband to make you a wife.”(II: V, 67-68) As shown, the Nurse demonstrates a willingness to assist Juliet’s love life. However, this changes once the Nurse learns that Romeo has killed Tybalt and has been banished from Verona. Then the Nurse begins to support the Father’s decision to pair Juliet with Paris, thinking that this will be the finest choice. Furthermore, the Nurse begins to interject saying, “I think its best you married with the county. Oh, he’s a lovely gentlemen, Romeo’s a disclout to him.”(III: V, 218-220) The Nurse was a support and a backbone for Juliet, but now Juliet has lost her aid as well. Additionally, Juliet is left with the option of marrying Paris or leaving the family. Consequentially, Juliet becomes emotionally distraught and loses her perspective of hope. The Nurse was Juliet’s only advisor and supporter since the beginning of the play; however, through the multiple conflicts, the Nurse also isolates and alienates Juliet. Also Lord Capulet, Juliet’s father, is neither understanding nor supportive of Juliet’s actions. Therefore, his forceful and dogmatic attitude can also be a contributing factor in the deaths of Juliet and Romeo. Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris angers and infuriates him. Other than marrying Paris, Juliet...
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