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What does the Nurse give to Romeo in Act III, Scene 3 of "Romeo and Juliet"?

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jakemmm | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 14, 2009 at 6:07 AM via web

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What does the Nurse give to Romeo in Act III, Scene 3 of "Romeo and Juliet"?

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted January 14, 2009 at 8:09 AM (Answer #1)

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The Nurse gives Romeo a ring from his fair Juliet in Act 3, Scene 3.  The meat of the scene contains Friar Laurence, Romeo, and the Nurse contemplating Romeo's banishment from Verona after slaying Tybalt, but it ends with hope of Romeo and Juliet being reunited.  The Nurse is just about to leave in order to let Juliet know that Romeo is going to visit her secretly; however, right before she exits, she says, "Here sir, a ring she bid me give you, sir.  Hie you, make haste, for it grows very late."  Romeo's response is, "How well my comfort is revived by this!"  Romeo, then, prepares for his secret visit with Juliet, the reader can assume, while he is wearing his precious ring.

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