Relationship In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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“People hurt each other. It happens to everyone. Intentionally, unintentionally, regretfully or not. It 's a part of what we do as people. The beauty is that we have the ability to heal and forgive” (Adi Alsaid). There are times when one mistakenly hurts the person he/she loves or cares for. One can easily hurt the beloved without intending to do so. It is because everyone is so significant to each other, any innocent remark or action can be interpreted in a manner that the other person did not intend and hence be hurtful. Despite the fact that one may only wish the betterment for another, he/she can unintentionally wound them. "The people who are likely to cause us harm of any sort are likely going to be people we know"(Deborah South Richardson). …show more content…
The Nurse, despite being a servant in the Capulet household, has a role equivalent to that of Juliet 's mother and regards Juliet as her own daughter. In the beginning, the Nurse and Juliet had a loving, teasing sort of relationship but she is deceived by the person who she trusted most. It may be because the Nurse doesn 't share Juliet 's idea of love. For her, love is a temporary and physical relationship, so she can 't understand the intense and spiritual love Juliet and Romeo share. Also, when the Nurse brings Juliet the news of their wedding arrangements, she focuses on the pleasures of Juliet 's wedding night, "I am the drudge, and toil in your delight, But you shall bear the burden soon at night" (2.5.75). She doesn’t know the connection between the lovers but she thinks it’s just a "fling" that would pass away soon. This clash in outlook manifests itself when the Nurse advises Juliet to forget Romeo forever and marry Paris, betraying Juliet 's trust. “I think it best you married with the County. O, he’s a lovely gentleman. Romeo’s a dishclout to him” (3.5.225). In Juliet’s eyes, the Nurse was her best friend, someone who would understand her feelings and emotions. Juliet can 't believe that the Nurse had offered such a course of action after she praised Romeo and helped bring the couple together. With her consent, the couple had gotten married and the …show more content…
Friar Lawrence had hoped that the good of their love will reverse the evil of the hatred between the feuding families. He thought it will solve the problems between the Montagues and the Capulets, seeing how Romeo was a Montague and Juliet was a Capulet. Instead, Friar just complicated the situation for himself and the couple. He was the adult there; therefore, he should have known the right and wrong in the decision of marrying the two. He should have known that this would not settle the dispute. Friar Lawrence had experienced a lot in his life so he should have understood that Romeo loved with his eyes, not his heart. Romeo loved Rosaline and as soon as he saw Juliet at the ball, everything vanished and suddenly Juliet meant the world to him. To Friar, Romeo was just an adolescent, so what would he know about the authentic world? Another way is that he made the poor decision to give Juliet the potion and send a letter to Romeo. The plan he came up with had many flaws subsequently, it didn’t succeed. The plan was deceptive, and acts of deception are more likely to fall through and cause damage rather than acts of forthrightness. Had Friar Laurence acted as Juliet 's mediator and explained his perfectly legal involvement in her marriage, Juliet would have still been disowned by her father, but she would also have been united

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