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Questions for Nurse, Tybalt and Mercutio For hw, we have to write down questions that we would ask the Nurse, Mercutio, and Tybalt, in Romeo and Juliet. I have no idea.

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You could ask the Nurse whom she really thinks Juliet would be better off with. The reason for asking this is that the Nurse changes her tune over the course of the play, eventually siding with Lord and Lady Capulet in believing that Paris would be a good match for their daughter. Earlier on in the play, the Nurse had been very supportive of Juliet in her relationship with Romeo, but she eventually changes her mind. You might want to ask her why she did this.

As for Mercutio, you could ask him why he's so incredibly skeptical about the power of love. It's one thing to mock his good friend Romeo for falling head over heels in love at the drop of a hat, but Mercutio's thoroughgoing skepticism on the subject regularly boils over into outright cynicism. Why is this? Has Mercutio never been in love before?

Finally, with Tybalt, you might want to know if he's ever, at any time in his short life, stopped to think of the consequences of his violent, impulsive behavior. Does he really think that violence will solve anything, seeing as how it hasn't achieved anything during the long, bitter feud between the Montagues and the Capulets?

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You could ask the Nurse why she didn't bother to speak up and confess what she knew about Juliet's secret marriage to Mr. and Mrs. Capulet after Juliet is presumed dead.

You could ask Mercutio what makes him so angry all the time that he feels the need to act out in an aggressive manner regardless of the Montague/Capulet feud.

Why not ask Tybalt why he couldn't follow his uncle's lead and try to make peace in the family feud.  The feud was an ancient one, so if the old men could agree to try to mend things, why couldn't Tybalt respect that?

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