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Romeo and Juliet Navigator:Detailed summary of action 1, step 3Page Index:Enter Lady Capulet and Nurse: Lady Capulet desires to have a significant conversation with Juliet, but the Nurse interrupts v a lengthy reminiscence around Juliet"s weaning and also what Juliet said around falling on she back. Lady Capulet speak Juliet that Paris wants to get married her, and urges she to look the over and see the he is the husband for her. A servant pertains to call anyone to the feast.Enter Lady Capulet and also Nurse:Hurriedly, Lady Capulet states to the Nurse, "Nurse, where"s mine daughter? contact her forth to me" (1.3.1), and also the Nurse answers, "Now, by my maidenhead at twelve year old, / i bade her come." (1.3.2-3). She is swearing the she already told Juliet come come. (Another person can swear by her faith or honor, yet the Nurse swears through the purity of her maidenhead in ~ the age of twelve, the last time it was intact.) The Nurse calls and also calls, climate Juliet appears and also obediently asks her mommy what she wants. Lady Capulet starts to speak, then sends the Nurse away so the she and Juliet deserve to speak in private, however then instantly changes she mind and also tells the Nurse to stay. Lady Capulet has a large point come make through Juliet and also she supposedly believes that the Nurse will support her.Lady Capulet is thinking that Juliet is old enough to obtain married, yet rather than simply announcing that, she opens up the discussion by saying to the Nurse, "Thou know"st mine daughter"s that a nice age" (1.3.10). Juliet is pretty, yet that"s no what Lady Capulet means. She"s using the word "pretty" in the same means that we use it in phrases such together "pretty big" or "pretty good." Lady Capulet desires Juliet to start thinking like a grown-up; instead, the Nurse starts chattering about baby Juliet. The Nurse declares that she have the right to tell Juliet"s period to the hour, and when Lady Capulet states that Juliet is no yet fourteen, the Nurse goes front to prove just how good her memory is. The Nurse remembers once Juliet to be born practically to the hour; it was the day prior to Lammas (Aug. 1), ~ dark, so the "Come Lammas-eve in ~ night chandelier she it is in fourteen" (1.3.17). The reminds the Nurse the her very own daughter, because deceased, was the same age as Juliet. It also reminds her of the day that Juliet was weaned, i m sorry was about three year later. And the job of Juliet"s weaning was likewise memorable since there was an earthquake, which was eleven years ago. And then, in ~ this point the Nurse forgets all about deciding the exact age of Juliet and rambles into a ar of fond memories. She to be sitting in the sun versus the wall surface of the dove-house, and she had actually put wormwood (a bitter organic extract) ~ above her chest to teach small Juliet the her parenting days to be over. What happened following was really cute: "When the go taste the wormwood top top the nipple / Of my dug and also felt it bitter, pretty fool, / To check out it tetchy and also fall out with the dug!" (1.3.32). To "fall out" intended then what that still means today, to have a quarrel v a friend. Therefore Juliet"s old friend, the Nurse"s "dug," was all of sudden bitter and "it" (Juliet -- only infants and also toddlers were dubbed "it") fussed and made faces at that old girlfriend the dug.Then, chattering on, the Nurse says, "Shake quoth the dove-house: "twas no need, i trow, / to bid me trudge" (1.3.33-34). Most likely she means that the earthquake shook the dove-house, letting her understand that it to be time for her "shake" (slang, an interpretation to leave quickly), yet she didn"t really require telling. What does this have to do v Juliet? Nothing, other than it was part of the memorable day as soon as Juliet was weaned, which was eleven year ago, i beg your pardon reminds her of an additional thing, i beg your pardon was the Juliet was walking really well by then, "For climate she could stand alone; nay, through the rood, / She might have run and also waddled all about" (1.3.36-37). And that reminds she of one more cute story. Simply the day prior to she to be weaned, Juliet had actually fallen and also bruised she forehead, and also the Nurse"s husband had picked her up and also made a joke which three-year-old Juliet made also better:"Yea," quoth he, "dost thou autumn upon your face?Thou wilt autumn backward once thou hast more wit;Wilt thou not, Jule?" and, by my holidame,The quite wretch left crying and said "Ay."To see, now, how a jest candlestick come about!I warrant, an I need to live a thousands years,I never need to forget it: "Wilt she not, Jule?" quoth he;And, pretty fool, it stinted and also said "Ay."(1.3.41-48)A woman would certainly "fall backward" to have sex, but of course tiny Juliet doesn"t know that, so when she says "Ay" it"s hilarious in a truth-out-of-the-mouths-of-babes sort of way. The Nurse think the story is therefore funny she speak it twice, laughing and probably imitating the cute, innocent method the child said "Ay."Lady Capulet, ~ above the various other hand, is exhausted of listening to the Nurse talk and also asks she to you re welcome shut up, however the Nurse is for this reason wrapped increase in she memory the she tells the punchline that the story an additional two times. Again Lady Capulet asks the the Nurse come stop, which she does, despite not before saying come Juliet, "God mark thee to his grace! / you wast the prettiest babe the e"er i nursed: / an I can live to view thee married once, / I have actually my wish" (1.3.59-62). The Nurse"s cite of marriage gives Juliet"s mother the chance to say what is on she mind. She says, "Tell me, daughter Juliet, / how stands your disposition to be married?" (1.3.64-65). This have to be quite a shock come Juliet. A minute before, the Nurse was going on and also on around what a cute baby Juliet was, and also Juliet was probably feeling the silly embarrassment that such talk commonly produces. Under the circumstances, it"s easy to recognize Juliet"s response: "It is an honor that ns dream no of" (1.3.66). In ~ this, the Nurse throws in a hoax at her own expense: "An honor! were not I thine only nurse, / I would say thou hadst suck"d wisdom from her teat" (1.3.67-68), an interpretation that Juliet is way to contact marriage an honor, so wise the the Nurse is tempted to say that Juliet gained her wisdom when she nursed, but that couldn"t be because the Nurse was her just nurse, and she is a fool.Ignoring the Nurse, Lady Capulet pushes on. She tells she daughter it is time she believed of marriage. She points the end (as Paris did come Capulet) that there are younger women in Verona that are currently mothers, and also that she became Juliet"s mommy at just about Juliet"s age. Lady Capulet concludes, "Thus climate in brief: / The valiant Paris looks for you for his love" (1.3.73-74). Juliet claims nothing, perhaps because the Nurse doesn"t offer her a chance. The nurse sputters and searches for the words to say exactly how handsome Paris is, then exclaims "why, he"s a man of wax" (1.3.76). In other words, as perfect as a wax sculpture. And Lady Capulet praises Paris together the many perfect flower the Verona, climate asks Juliet if she have the right to love him. However without enabling Juliet a moment to answer, her mom tells her the Paris will be in ~ the feast that night, and also then goes right into a sales pitch so elaborate that it sounds as if she had rehearsed it.Comparing Paris" challenge to a book, Lady Capulet tells Juliet to "Read o"er the volume that young Paris" face, / and find joy writ there v beauty"s pen; / study every married lineament , / and see how one an additional lends content" (1.3.81-84). Juliet need to look in ~ Paris and also be took pleasure in his beauty, then she have to look again, seeing his lineaments together if he were married to her. Once she go this, she will "see exactly how one an additional lends content," that is, her delight ("content") will certainly increase since his beauty will certainly make her want to get married him and also marrying him will make him much more beautiful. Lady Capulet adds, "And what obscured in this same volume lies / uncover written in the margent of his eyes" (1.3.85-86). In Shakespeare"s time publications were frequently printed with plenty of explanatory comment in their margins. Lady Capulet is informing Juliet the if she has any kind of doubts, one look right into Paris" eyes will tell her that she will find love and also happiness v him.Using the same metaphor of a book, Lady Capulet speaks of the duty that Juliet will have in the marriage: "This precious publication of love, this unbound lover, / to beautify him, just lacks a cover" (1.3.87-88). Juliet will be the cover to the book of Paris, making that even an ext beautiful. Lady Capulet continues, "The fish stays in the sea, and "tis lot pride / for fair without the fair in ~ to hide" (1.3.89-90). As herbal as it is for the fish to live in the sea, that is herbal for a beautiful exterior ("fair without") come enclose ("hide") a beautiful internal ("fair within"). And also for a mrs to be that beautiful exterior, ""tis much pride." Juliet will certainly be proud to be Paris" wife because, Lady Capulet says, "That publication in many"s eye doth share the glory, / the in yellow clasps locks in the gold story" (1.3.91-92). Currently the an allegory has change slightly; Paris will certainly be the story which everyone admires and Juliet will be admired together the beautiful book which includes the story. (In ours day, Lady Capulet might seem hopelessly backwards, but she"s only expressing a common idea, one which is no dead yet. Ask yourself, why do polls display that the wife of the chairman of the United claims is always one the the many admired females in the country, also if she does nothing but smile?)Concluding she speech to Juliet, Lady Capulet says, "So shall girlfriend share all the he doth possess, / By having actually him, making you yourself no less" (1.3.93-94), and also the Nurse cracks a bawdy joke: "No less! nay, bigger; women grow by men" (1.3.95). If Juliet"s mother and also nurse to be expecting Juliet to run at the possibility to marry a rich, handsome man, they"re probably disappointed; Juliet says nothing until her mother says, "Speak briefly, have the right to you favor of Paris" love?" (1.3.96). The order come "speak briefly" means that Lady Capulet wants a basic "yes or no" answer, however she doesn"t acquire one. Juliet says, "I"ll look to like, if looking liking move: / however no much more deep will certainly I endart mine eye / than your consent provides strength to make it fly" (1.3.97-99). Lady Capulet"s decided to Juliet started from the assumption that because Paris is good-looking, Juliet would certainly be attracted to him, however Juliet seems to have actually her doubts. "Move" method "motivate" or "persuade," and also Juliet appears to be questioning "if feather liking move." and what she states next likewise raises a question about her attitude. "Endart" means to shoot choose a dart or arrow, so supposedly Juliet is speak she won"t look in ~ Paris any an ext than she mother offers her consent to perform so. But her mother has actually not only offered consent because that Juliet to look, yet has urged she to look and also fall in love, for this reason why does Juliet say what she does? probably it"s Juliet"s means of saying "if you say so, I"ll offer it a try, but I"m not guaranteeing anything."In any case, there"s no time for further discussion. As Juliet is speaking, a servant rushes in to speak to Lady Capulet to the feast. In fact, she"s currently late. The guests have actually arrived, supper is on the table, and also the servants in the pantry room cursing the Nurse for no being over there to assist out. Having ceded this message, the maid rushes the end again, and also Lady Capulet adheres to him, admonishing her daughter, "Juliet, the county stays" (1.3.104); she method that Paris is waiting for Juliet. And also the Nurse urges Juliet, "Go, girl, look for happy nights come happy days" (1.3.105).