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What does the Nurse give to Romeo in Act III, scene iii, in Romeo and Juliet?

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Posted May 11, 2010 at 4:52 AM via web

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What does the Nurse give to Romeo in Act III, scene iii, in Romeo and Juliet?

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copelmat | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted May 11, 2010 at 5:14 AM (Answer #1)

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Near the end of Act III, scene iii, the Nurse gives Romeo and ring from Juliet as proof that she still loves and is devoted to him. In this highly emotional scene, Romeo has threatened to kill himself rather than be banished in front of Friar Lawrence and when the Nurse arrives he is forced to consider another possibility that sends him deeper into despair. He considers whether or not Juliet still loves him after he murdered her cousin. The ring calms Romeo and gives him hope that everything will work out and that he and Juliet will find a way to be together.

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