The relationship between Romeo and Friar Lawrence affects the development Of Romeo by making Romeo more distant from his family and friends and by giving him the courage to go see Juliet after he murdered her cousin. Friar Lawrence made Romeo more distant from his family by allowing him to marry Juliet. In the text Friar Lawrence says, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, / For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn your household
II. Iii. 97-99). Because Friar Lawrence permitted Romeo to marry every Montage’s greatest enemy, Romeo had to keep a dark secret in which he had to hide from his family. Keeping such a big secret makes Romeo become more distant from his family because it proves he is not trustworthy to them. Also, marrying a family enemy would put Romeo in the neutral side of the Montague-Caplet feud. Romeo would have a Caplet wife, Montague parents, and a lot of decisions to make.
This would make Romeo grow distant from his own family because his loyalties would be split between the feuding families instead of solely to his own. Because Friar Lawrence allowed Romeo to marry Juliet, he made Romeo grow distant from his family. Friar Lawrence also affected the development of Romeo by making him more optimistic and courageous after he murdered Table, giving him the courage to see Juliet again. In the text Friar Lawrence says, “What rouse thee, man! Thy Juliet is alive, / and turns it to exile there art thou happy,” (Shakespeare. Ill. Ii- 145-150). Friar Lawrence reminded Romeo that every possible result in the conflict with Table ended in Romeos favor. This made Romeo look at his situation in a different perspective which gave him the courage to meet Juliet. If Friar Lawrence had not encouraged Romeo to be more optimistic, he would eve ended his own life thinking that it was hopeless. Friar Lawrence was the spark that reignited Romeos love again. The relationship between Friar Lawrence and Romeo made Romeo drift away from his family and also gave him courage to meet Juliet again.
The relationship between the Nurse and Juliet affected Juliet by making her more independent and rebellious than other women of her time and by allowing Juliet to find her true love. The relationship between the Nurse and Juliet affects the development of Juliet by making her very rebellious and independent in comparison to the average Oman in her time period. The text states, “NURSE: Hi to your chamber. I’ll find Romeo/ To comfort you. I hot well were he is… ” (Shakespeare. Ill. Iii. 1 51-154).
This evidence shows how the nurse spoils Juliet and gives her almost everything she wants. Instead of doing the right thing and telling Juliet to forget about Romeo, she tries desperately to make her happy and proceeds to fetch Romeo for her. Actions like this also make Juliet used to getting whatever she desires and even gave her the courage to say no to her father when he wanted her to marry Paris. She was used to getting whatever she wanted and was not used to being told what to do by another person.
This makes Julies behavior very different from a woman of her time. The average woman at her time was “expected to instantly obey their father… And other male members of the family,” (Alicia). The Nurse also gives Juliet a sense of independence because she only listens to her and never questions her requests, letting her have a feeling that she is the master and people should listen to her. The Nurse never thought deeply in to things and ended p negatively changing Gullet’s life by spoiling her.
The Nurse helps Juliet to find her true love Romeo by encouraging Juliet to find happiness and fulfillment in marriage. In the text the Nurse says, “Go girl, seek happy nights to happy days,” (Shakespeare. L. Iv. 1 13). This evidence proves that the Nurse wants Juliet to seek happiness, love, and fulfillment. The nurse believes that in order for Juliet to seek happiness, she needs to be the one who chooses whom she should marry. That is why she gave Juliet the advice to seek happiness on her own. It is also the reason why she went out to find Romeo when Juliet threatened to kill herself.
After Juliet stumbled upon Romeo, she realized that Romeo could grant her everything the Nurse told her to seek. Listening to the nurse’s advice, Juliet found her true lover. The Nurse affected the development of Juliet by making her more rebellious, independent, and by allowing Juliet to find her true love. Just like in real life, parental figures in the tragedy The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare influenced the development of their children in many ways.