THE BREAKDOWN : Nurse Angelica reveals unspoken secrets behind Verona incident

For those who were curious as to what really went on last month in Verona, we looked into Nurse Angelica, who knew and understood Juliet and how she felt about Romeo better than anyone else. To dig deeper into the big time Capulet and Montague incident, we were able to get in contact with the nurse and had agreed to talk to us about it.


A single teardrop   –   Photo by Anil Kumar    (source)

Q. Tell us about how you grew up, and how you ended up working at the Capulet house.

“As a child I grew up in a very poor home as a single child with a single mother. I’ve always wanted a child of my own but it was quite hard, suffering from lack of money in hand even during my youth and post-youth ages. One day I met a man and I gave birth to a child. I could not be happier until he had left me after an argument, and not long after my daughter had passed away from illness. From that point and on I almost gave up on life and even considered taking my own life, until a few years later I decided to wonder off and expose myself to the outside world a little bit. I visited Verona and there I saw a man in the streets advertising a new job as a caretaker of the new coming baby of the Capulets.”

(follow up about Juliet? – focus on childhood – she was joyful… story in play about J playing in the garden)

Q. How did you feel about Juliet later on when she grew into her youth years, compared to when you first started working at the Capulets. 

“I’ve always adored her and loved her by who she was from the moment I held her in my arms, regardless of how others like her mother wanted me to treat her.”

Q. How would you describe how your relationship was to Lady Capulet? Did you truly have a close relation?

“To tell you the truth my friend, I never really liked her although I tried not to let that idea stick to me because I obviously worked for her and Juliet was all I had in my life. I wish not to get into any more detail about that.”

Q. Rumors have said that the Capulets didn’t have the best reputation when it comes to employment, what were your thoughts on that? 

“Yes, in fact that rumor is one of the very rare rumors about the Capulets that are actually true, and gladly for me it was not as bad as how it was interpreted in the “rumors” but I did my best to keep a living here because for one thing I did not want to lose this once in a life time opportunity to work at the Capulets and to be with dear Juliet.”

(After hesitating to finish her sentence, a single tear ran down her expressionless face)

Q. Were you satisfied with where you were in terms of your work position? If you had the chance of changing your position of employment, would you have taken it? 

“How could you be so insensitive? Did you really just ask that question after answering all those question before? I have absolutely no comment.”

– Do you mind if I ask you just one more question related to Juliet?

(She had stared into space for around 10 seconds)

“Yes, you may..”

Q. We heard that you were against the idea of Juliet marrying Romeo at first. Can you explain what was wrong, and what made you change your mind? 

“I was against them at first… but I changed my mind.. for the sake of Juliet and her true love for him”

(Nurse Angelica then dropped on her knees and started sobbing with her hands on her face)


• What were the top three countries in terms in international arrivals in 2014?

  1. France
  2. United States
  3. Spain

• What were the top three countries in terms of international receipts in 2014?

  1. United States
  2. Spain
  3. China

• Explain the difference in patterns depicted by your answers of question 1 and 2.


• Describe the recent trends of tourism in Africa.

By 2014, the amount of tourists visiting Africa has increased by 2%, which is about 56 million people. In this big continent, most of the countries are seen flat (0% increase) as only a few countries have increased by a small amount such as Morocco, Mauritius and Zimbabwe as opposed to decreases in Tunisia, Angola, Cabo Verde and Reunion. Major changes both negative and positive can be seen in some of the major countries such as Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Sierra Leone which was the biggest change in 2014 as it decreased by 46%. The not so positive change seen in 2014 and the major decrease especially in Cote d’Ivoire may have been because of the deseases such as the ebola virus that spread and were all over the news at this time.

 • Describe the changes in international tourist arrivals between 1950 and 2010. (p.14)

One obvious change is the growth of it by an unbelievably large amount throughout the years from 1950 to 2014. The arrivals had started as just 25 million which even was a lot considering the time period at that time, and had grown more than 10 times to 278 million in 1980, went twice as 527 million in 1995 then finally 1133 million in 2014. Just by looking at these numbers and years, you can see that the increase in the technology industry had done it all followed by growth in general in these countries.

• In your opinion, why has tourism increased since the 1950s?

During the 1950s, I believe that tourism was just something that had started become a trend, and people started to notice and use it as a form of personal entertainment and new way of spending time and money during given free time such as the holidays. This new trend got more and more popular technology got more and more advanced as the years went by and the 2000’s came along. This was when technology became more familiar to us and started appearing in our daily lives. This caused people to make it even more convenient and efficient to go and tour where they wanted to go. After all, the spike in technology advancement played the biggest role in regards to how tourism had increased largely now compared to the 1950’s.