Nurse is Juliet’s closest companion, the woman who in essence brought her up.
Gossipy, chattering, teasing, and with a taste for bawdy stories, she greatly loves the Capulets, considering Tybalt to be her best friend. She acts as an intermediary between Juliet and Romeo despite her misgivings and her belief that County Paris is the better man, and sneaks in the rope ladder that allows Romeo to visit Juliet for their wedding night. She at times has scant regard for men in general compared to her deceased husband, and thinks that Romeo’s blubbering after killing Tybalt is unmanly and useless. She attempts at all times to protect her charge, standing up to Capulet when he threatens to disinherit Juliet, but also counseling the girl to marry County Paris after all when she sees no way for it to be avoided. Distraught at Juliet’s death, she tells the musicians to put away their instruments. Other than caring for Juliet, she works in the Capulet pantry. When going out, she has herself accompanied by Peter.