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What Message did the Nurse take Juliet in Act 2?

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luckycharm444 | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted February 4, 2010 at 11:55 AM via web

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What Message did the Nurse take Juliet in Act 2?

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 4, 2010 at 11:59 AM (Answer #1)

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The nurse told Juliet in Act 2 that Romeo did indeed want to marry her and was to tell her parents that she was going to confession later that afternoon. In reality she would be going to meet Romeo and the Friar at the Abbey to marry.

The nurse brought her the message, but did so in a teasing manner. She took her time by complaining about her back, her headache, being out of breath, and changing the subject to Juliet's mother.

This scene functions as one of the most comedic of the play.

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