Nurse (Romeo and Juliet)

The nurse is a very powerful character in the play of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare.

She is like a mother to Juliet, and Juliet is a daughter to the nurse, especially since her real daugheter died when she was a baby: "Susan and she [Juliet]—God rest all Christian souls!—Were of an age. Well, Susan is with God". Susan was her daughter and she was the same age as Juliet.

The nusre is of a lower social class, she talks in a different way and she is not very discreet. "quoth my husband, 'Fall’st upon thy face? Thou wilt fall backward when thou comest to age.Wilt thou not, Jule?' It stinted and said 'ay.' ".

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