How is Juliet's and Nurse's relationship represented in Act 1, Scene 3 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?
In Act 1, Scene 3, Juliet and the Nurse are presented as having a very strong bond, even a friendship and mother-daughter relationship. However, it's also very clear that Juliet finds aspects of Nurse's personality irritating.
We especially see the closeness of their bond from the Nurse's perspective in this scene. We learn from one of Nurse's speeches that she lost her own daughter who was the same age as Juliet, which enabled Nurse to become Juliet's wet nurse. Since Nurse took care of Juliet rather than her own daughter, Juliet became like a surrogate daughter to her, as we see in Nurse's lines:
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The Nurse is an interesting character whom I often relate to as the "comic relief" character, especially in this scene. The Nurse played the role of Juliet's primary caregiver, and was also Juliet's wet nurse (breast fed her). We know The Nurse has some signifigant attatchment to Juliet, as she basically raised her, but you can't help but read her part as almost a "best friend" type character. She willingly, and freely talks about Juliet losing her virginity, and repeatedly laughs and jokes about the story of Juliet falling down and hitting her head (which leads to the sexual intercourse talk). We have Juliet who is very weary of making committment and getting married, and The Nurse suports this decision for the most part. The Nurse, though, is loud, obnoxious, and very inappropriate. It would not be too far off to say that The Nurse is Juliet's driving force to make a rash and impulsive decision to give Romeo a chance and eventually marry him. In Scene 3 we get more of who The Nurse is as a character, rather than the relationship her and Juliet share, but we can assume that they share one that is close and free.