In Romeo and Juliet, why is Nurse looking for Romeo?  

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In Act II, Scene IV of William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, Nurse has come looking for Romeo and wishes to speak to him. Juliet has sent Nurse on the task of finding Romeo to pass on some message of love and perhaps arrange another secret meeting, but Nurse has her priorities! She tells Romeo that she wont pass on Juliet's message to him, and that she wants to be sure that he is true to her. She warns him that if he is "dealing [Juliet] double" or playing with her heart, it would be a weak and cowardly thing for him to do. Romeo protests and assures Nurse that he has no such intentions to break Juliet's heart or lead her astray. In fact, he asks Nurse to arrange for Juliet to come to confession at Friar Laurence's cell, where the two will be married.