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Romeo and Juliet Character Map
Transcript of Romeo and Juliet Character Map
Prince Lady Montague Bevolio Paris Friar Lawrence Blue-Montague Purple-Capulet Green-Neutral The Prince of Verona is related to Mercutio and Paris. He strives to keep peace within the city, especially between the two rival families Montague and Capulet. The Prince decided Romeo's banishment when he slayed Tybalt. He is fair, and honest.
"Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; some shall be pardon'd, and some punished: for never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." (V, iii, 307-310)
Romeo's cousin and kind friend, who attempts to stray from violence. Though, he is often ridiculed by Mercutio, another close friend. Benvolio is most seen throughout the play helping Romeo forget about "Rosaline."
"One desperate grief cures with another's languish: take thou some new infection to thy eye, and the rank poison of the old will die." (I, ii, 48-50) Married to Lord Montague, also the mother of Romeo. She dies of grief upon her son being banished from Verona.
"Thou shalt not stir a foot to seek a foe." (I, i, 80) Paris is related to the prince and is Montague's number one choice to marry Juliet. He is very caring and adores Juliet, but is somewhat oblivious to her feelings. Also, Paris is slain by Romeo at the end of the play.
"Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt's death and therefore have I little talked of love , for Venus smiles not in a house of tears." (IV, i, 6-8) A friend of both families who tries to establish peace. He is a catholic holy man that is civil, honest, and fair. He aids in Marrying Romeo and Juliet, along with intoducing plans to help the two lovers.
"Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast." (II, iii, 94)
Lady Capulet Juliet's mother and Capulet's wife. Like her husband, she is eager for Juliet to marry Paris. Lady Capulet often relys on ther nurse for the care of her daughter. She is also sometimes indifferent to her feelings.
"So shall you shake all that he doth possess, by having him, making yourself no less." (I, iii, 93-94.) Mercutio Related to the Prince, and a good friend of Romeo, Mercutio is very creative, witty, and clever. He has somewhat of a temper and tries to convice Romeo to forget about "love." He is slain by Tybalt after a brawl.
"Make it a word and a blow." (III, i, 40)
"A plague O' both your houses." (III, i, 91)
Lord Montague Romeo's father and Husband of Lady Montague. He is the head of the Montague family, and ememy of the Capulets.
"Thou villain Capulet! Hold me not. Let me go."
(I, i, 69) Tybalt Tybalt is Juliet's cousin. He is very prideful, fashionable and courteous. He hates Montagues, and slays Mercutio, but is later slain by Romeo.
"What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues and thee." (I, i, 70-71) Nurse The Nurse has raised Juliet since childhood. She is obnoxious and loud, but caring. The Nurse is often seen complaining in the play. She supported Juliet through her marriage with Romeo and often aided her in plans to see her husband.
There's no trust, no faith, no honesty in men; all perjured, all forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers." (III, ii, 85-87) Lord Capulet Head of the Capulet family, and the father of Juliet. He wants his daughter to marry Paris, mostly oblivious of her true feelings. He is a very respected man in high honor, who hates the Montagues.
"My sword I say! Old Montage is come, and flourishes his blade in spite of me." (I, i, 77-78) Romeo Romeo, the son of Montague, is in love with Juliet, daughter of Capulet. Also known as the enemy matriarch. He is very emotional and is quick to fall in love. He is banished after killing Tybalt, later kills Paris, and slays himself at the end of the play.
"But soft what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east and Juliet is the sun." (II, ii, 2-3) Apothecary The Apothecary sells Romeo illegal poison because he was not wealthy and willing to sell anything for money.
"Such mortal drugs I have; but Mantua's law is death to anyone that utters them." (V, i, 69-70) Juliet Juliet is a young naive girl, daughter of Lady, and Lord Capulet. She had not thought much about marriage before meeting Romeo. They fell in deep love and are proclaimed as "star-crossed lovers." After marrying, Juliet goes to drastic measures to be with her husband. Juliet kills herself in the climax of the play, at the sight of a dead Romeo.
"O' Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name." (II, ii, 33-34) Friar John Frair John was supposed to notify Romeo of the final plan to be with Juliet, but he failed due to the Plague.
"I could not send it-here it is again- Nor get a messenger to bring it thee, so fearful were they of infection." (V, ii, 14-17) Mimi Bekheet