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Characters of Romeo & Juliet

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Leslie Perez

on 15 April 2014

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Transcript of Characters of Romeo & Juliet

Characters of Romeo & Juliet

He is the son of Montague and Lady Montague. He is about sixteen in the play and he's very intelligent, handsome, and sensitive. He secretely marries Juliet, the daughter of his father's worst enemy.

Juliet Capulet
The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. She's a beautiful thirteen year old girl who falls in love with Romeo, the son of her family's enemy. She is a girl in an aristocratic family and she has no freedom like Romeo does.
Mercutio

Mercutio Was the prince's cousin and best friend of Romeo. He is not romantic, so he finds romeo's romantic babbling annoying. He is one of the play's most interesting character. He is hard headed and hates self-conscious people.
Friar Lawrence
Friar Lawrence is a friend to both Romeo and Juliet. He's kind, civic minded, and is always ready for a plan. He's a catholic man and secretly marries Romeo and Juliet. He is also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions an herbs.
The Nurse
She is Juliets nurse, the woman who breast fed Juliet when she was a baby and has cared for Juliet her whole entire life. She is impolite, talkative, and a sentimental character. She is a character who amuses the audience with inappropriate remarks and speeches. The nurse is Juliets faithful friend who helps her with her relationship with Romeo.
Romeo

Tybalt
The head of the Capulet family, and Juliet's father. The enemy of montagues for unknown reason. He loves Juliet although he doesn't know her very well. He want her to marry Paris because he think it is best for her. He demands respect , and property, and gets furious when either is lacking
Juliet's cousin. He is arrogant, well dressed, and aware of manners and the lack of it. He becomes aggressive, violent, and quick to draw his sword when he feels his pride has been injured.
Capulet
Lady Capulet
She is Juliet mother, and Capulet's wife. Married at a young age and gave birth to Juliet around the age of 14. She wants her daughter to marry Paris. She is a bad mother and relies on the nurse for moral support.
Lady Montague
She's Romeo's mother Montague wife, and dies of sorrow after Romeo was driven out of town.
Montague
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Benvolio
The head of the Montaque family, and father of Romeo. He is harsh enemy of the Capulets.
Paris
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Montague's nephew, Romeo's cousin and thoughtful friend. He makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public places. In the play, he spends most of his time trying to help Romeo forget about Rosaline.
A kinsman of the Prince , and the suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet. He acts like he married Juliet already.
Prince Escalus
The Prince of Verona. A kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. He is concerned about maintaining the public peace of all costs.
Friar John
A Franciscan friar charged by Friar Lawrence with taking the news of Juliet's false death to Romeo in Mantua. Friar John is held up in a quarantined house.
Balthasar
Romeo's servant who brings Romeo the news of Juliet's death unaware that her death is a ruse.
Sampson and Gregory
The two servants of the house of Capulet. They hate the Montagues. In the play, they provoke some Montague men into a fight.
Abraham
Montague's servant who fights with Sampson and Gregory in the first scene of the play
The Apothecary
An apothecary in Mantua. He had been wealthier and he might have been able to afford to value his morals more than money and refused to poison Romeo.
Peter
A Capulet servant who invites guests to Capulet's feast and escorts the nurse to meet Romeo
Rosaline
The woman with whom Romeo is in love with. She never appears on the play but they say that she's very beautiful.
The Chorus
The chorus is a single character who functions as a narrator offering commentary on the play's plot and themes.
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