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Could someone give me four quotes from Romeo and Juliet which blame the Nurse?

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When Mercutio meets the Nurse, who is acting as a go-between between Juliet and Friar Laurence, Mercutio teases her and accuses her of being a pimp, saying to her (bawd means pimp):

A bawd, a bawd, a bawd! So ho!

This makes the Nurse angry, and she lets Romeo and Peter know it, but the Nurse's concept of love is so cynical, like Mercutio's, that throughout the play she does seem ready to sell Juliet off to the highest--or most convenient--bidder.

After Romeo kills Tybalt, and Juliet hears about it, she has a bad moment in which she blames Romeo, then realizes what she is doing. When the Nurse says Romeo should be ashamed for what he has done, Juliet turns on her and berates her for that speech:

Blister'd be thy tongue
For such a wish! he was not born to shame:
Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit

Later, when Lord Capulet demands that Juliet marry Paris , the pragmatic Nurse urges Juliet to go along with this, even though it means bigamy, telling Juliet that Romeo is a dishrag ("dishclout") compared to...

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