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Adult Roles in Romeo and Juliet

            It's an undeniable fact that teenagers are prone to being irresponsible and often require specific adult attention and guidance. In William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Julie,"t three responsible adults are the Nurse, Capulet, and Friar Laurence. The nurse shows responsibility in everything she does for Juliet like taking care of her. First off, she basically raised Juliet. This is established in the play when the nurse says "Thou wast the prettiest babe that e'er I nurs'd: And I might live to see thee married once" (I, iii,60-61). This shows that she nursed and raised her as a child and watched her grow up until now where she is getting married. When Juliet wants to propose to Romeo the Nurse takes the chance and does it for her. The nurse returns with the plans for their wedding, "Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence' cell,There stays a husband to make you a wife" (II, v, 68-69). Since Juliet is not supposed to see Romeo, the nurse goes instead because she will do anything for her because she was responsible raising her and wants to continue to help her. After Capulet's party, the nurse searches for Romeo because Juliet weeps for him. The nurse says to Romeo "My young lady bid me inquire you out. What she bid me say I will keep to myself. But first let me tell ye, if ye should lead her in a fool's paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behaviour" (II, IV, 159-163). This shows that before she talks to him about what Juliet wanted, she gives him a stern talking, like any protective parent figure would. This all shows that the nurse cares a lot about Juliet and takes full responsibility for her.
             Capulet is the second responsible adult role in the play. When Tybalt sees Romeo at the party and attempts to start a fight, Capulet does not let it happen. Tybalt tries telling Capulet that he sees a Montague and Capulet says, "You'll not endure him! God shall mend my soul! You'll make a mutiny among my guests" (I, v, 78-79).

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