The Nurse
A loving, caring woman who raised Juliet


This is a page about the characterization of The Nurse from Romeo and Juliet. Here your will find useful information on who she is, and how she thinks, fells and interact with other characters in the play.

In Act I Scene III, the nurse says "Faith, I can tell her age unto an hour."
By saying this she means that she knows exactly how old she is, down to the hour. She has raised Juliet from birth and could tell you all the major milestones in her life.  (Lady Capulet)

And then my husband—God be with his soul!  
A was a merry man—took up the child:
"Yea," quoth he, "dost thou fall upon thy face?"

The Nurse has suffered many losses in her life, including the death of her daughter and her husband. Despite this she is always able to happily tell stories about them and their interactions with Juliet.

JULIET It is an honor that I dream not of.
Nurse An honor! were not I thine only nurse, I would say thou hadst suck'd wisdom from thy teat.

The nurse is slightly clueless. Juliet is referring to marriage as an honor, but something she does not want. The Nurse totally ignores what she says about not wanting marriage, but instead jumps to the point that she refers to marriage as an honor. The Nurse Just Wants The Best For Juliet.

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