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Copy of Romeo and Juliet family tree
Transcript of Copy of Romeo and Juliet family tree
Lady Montague is the mother of Romeo. She is very concerned for Romeo's well-being, almost to a point where she is a little overprotective of him.
Lord Montague is the father of Romeo. Head of Montague clan, he is locked in a bitter and on-going feud with the Capulets. He expects a lot from his son.
Romeo is son and heir of the Lord and Lady Montague. He's a handsome man of about sixteen who falls in love easily and intensely. He also tends to be a bit too impulsive.
Friar Lawrence is the Montagues friar. he is very loyal to the Montagues and has a good relationship with Romeo. He has good intentions, but his decisions don't always have the desired outcomes.
Mercutio is Romeo's best friend and confidant. He is actually related to Prince Escalus, but is thoroughly on the Montague side of the feud. He rarely takes anything seriously, which proves to be both a stength and his biggest weakness.
Benvolio is Romeo's cousin and close friend. He is a loyal friend to Romeo who tries to counsel him in his love life. He is a very peaceful character and always tries to break up fights when they arise.
Friar John is another one of the Montague's friars. He runs errands for Friar Lawrence.
Balthasar is Romeo's personal servant who is very loyal to him.
Abram is another one of the Montague's servants. He gets in a fight with Sampson and Gregory (Capulet servants) at the beginning of the play.
The apothecary of Mantua sells black market (illegal) potions and poisons. His desire for money outweighs his morals.
Lady Capulet is the mother of Juliet, although the Nurse is really the one who raises her daughter. She is cold and demanding in her relationship with Juliet.
Lord Capulet is the father of Juliet and head of the Capulet clan. He is locked in a hostile, unexplained feud with the Montagues. He loves his daughter but is out of touch with her hopes and dreams. He demands things be done with order and respect and when someone defies him he gets very angry.
Juliet is a young 13-year-old girl that just wants to live freely but her parents have forced it upon her to grow up and marry the man of their choosing.
A loyal maternal figure and friend to Juliet, who provides moral guidance and advice having breastfed and she raised her from a baby. She knows Juliet better than any other and provides comic relief to the play with her vulgar (inappropriate) sense of humor. The nurse does not really understand Juliet's desire to be taken over completely by love, but despite this, assists her in attaining it.
Tybalt is Juliet's hot-headed cousin who has a deep hatred for the Montagues. He has a short temper and is always ready for a fight, especially when his ego is in danger of being damaged. Tybalt has a vengeful nature and is generally feared.
Peter is a Capulet servant who is illiterate (can't read).
Sampson and Gregory
Sampson and Gregory are the two Capulet servants in the beginning of the play that start a fight with the Montague servants.
the odd ones out
Prince Escalus is the prince of Verona and tries to end the fighting between the Montagues and Capulets.
Paris is the man promised to Juliet by her parents
Rosaline is a girl Romeo is hopelessly in love at the beginning of the play. She does not return his feelings. (she is never shown in the play)
The Royal Family
Romeo and Juliet Predictions
Using what you have learned from the prologue and the family trees, write a paragraph predicting what you think will happen in the play specifically? (You know the "what" I want you to predict the "how")