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Romeo And Juliet Character Analysis Project

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Jesi Buckley

on 7 March 2014

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Transcript of Romeo And Juliet Character Analysis Project

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Puppy Love
Lady Capulet
Benvolio the Dove
Lord Capulet the Vulture
Friar the Beaver
Juliet the House Cat
Lady Capulet the Cow
Mercutio the Racing Horse
Romeo the Puppy
Tybalt the Crocodile
Puppy: Irrational and wimpy

Romeo is completely irrational when he first sees Juilet because he forgets about Roasline and thinks he has found his "true love" in Juliet (Shakespeare 1, 4, 44-53).
Soon after Mercutio is killed, Romeo acts irrational again by wanting to kill Tybalt, he says, "Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him," which could end up in him dying as well (Shakespeare 3, 1, 129).
Romeo is very wimpy throughout the play by saying that he would rather die than face several of his problems, however, he seems to be more of a wimp when faced with the decision to die since Juliet was 'dead' and he asks an apothecary to give him "a dram of poison" (Shakespeare 5, 1, 60).
Block # 6
Created By: Jesi Buckley
Due: 03-07-2014
Paris the Lion
Horse: Wise, free spirited, and violent.

In act 2, scene 1, line 33, Mercutio is wise when he says that Romeo can not fall in love fully.
Free spirited
In act 1, scene 4, lines 55-90, Mercutio makes up a story to convince Romeo that his dream that he would die did not mean anything and convinces people with his story to go to the ball.
In act 1, scene 3, lines 91-92, Mercutio has been cut by Tybalt but he does not want to give up because he hates the Capulets and he thinks that the rivalry between the two houses is," A plague o' both your houses!"

House cat: cautious, driven, a dreamer, and naïve.

Cautious when introduced to unusual situations
In act 2, scene 2, lines 116-124, Juliet is being reasonable and cautious by saying that it is too sudden to get married to Romeo.
Driven to get what she wants
In act 1, scene 4, line 135, Juliet is driven to be with Romeo and wants to die if Romeo is married or she can not be with him.
In act 2, scene 1, lines 33-36, Juliet wants romeo to be a Montague so she can be in love with him but that is not possible.
Naïve about world around her
In act 2, scene 1, lines 43-49, Juliet wants to believe that the name Montague does not change Romeo but she is Naïve to how much the Capulets hate the Montagues.
Dove: Peace-loving, honest, and loyal.

In act 3, scene 1, lines 50-53, Benvolio is telling Mercutio and Tybalt not to fight or go somewhere else to fight so they do not cause more trouble.
In act 1, scene 1, lines 118-130, Benvolio tells Romeo's parents where Romeo had been wandering off to honestly.
In act 3, scene 1, lines 142-145, Benvolio is straight forward and blunt when he tells the Prince who started the fight that killed Tybalt.
In act 3, scene 1, lines 158-175, Benvolio stretches the truth to be loyal to his friend, Romeo.
Cow: Cold, uncaring, distant

Lady Capulet said,"Romeo slew Tybalt, Romeo must not live," when she figured out who killed Tybalt and was very cold towards Romeo when she said that he should die (Shakespeare 3, 1, 181).
Lady Capulet is ignorant and says,"Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride," when she it telling Juliet how much happier she will be to marry Paris because Lady Capulet doesn't see that Juliet does not love Paris at all (Shakespeare 3, 5, 115).
Vulture: Harsh and greedy.

In act 3, scene 5, lines 150-158, Lord Capulet is harsh when he calls Juliet mean names just for refusing to marry Paris.
In act 3, scene 5, lines 190-197, Lord Capulet is harsh when he tells Juliet that she has to marry Paris or be exiled from the house.
In act 4, scene 2, lines 23-24, Lord Capulet is greedy when he is willing to forgive Juliet for refusing to marry Paris as long as Juliet still marries Paris
In act 3, scene 4, lines 20-29, Lord Capulet is greedy when he tells Paris that he and Juliet must marry each other on Thursday.
Beaver: Determined and cautious

In act 3, scene 3, lines 24-28, the Friar is determined to get Romeo to stop talking about death and running away from his problems.
In act 3, scene 3, line 71, the Friar is cautious and tells Romeo to hide so he won't get caught and sentenced to death.
Lion: Immature and overconfident

Paris is immature and doesn't seem to realize the outcome of marrying Juliet when he says, "I would that Thursday were tomorrow," or in other words, Paris wishes he could marry Juliet sooner (Shakespeare 3, 4, 29).
Paris is overly confident much like a chimpanzee because, when he runs into Juliet he says, "Do not deny to him that you love me," and seems to think that Juliet loves him when she just said that she would rather not be married to him (Shakespeare 4, 1, 24).
Paris is overconfident when he incounters Romeo at Juliet's grave and he wants to die protectiing Juliet's grave from Tybalts murderer because Romeo is determined to get past Paris whether he kills him or not (Shakespeare 3, 5, 49-57).
Rat: Selfish, blunt, and opportunistic

The nurse is selfish by saying that she doesn't like Romeo and blames him for Tybalt's death and act two faced about likeing or disliking Romeo (Shakespeare 3, 2, 85-89).
When the Nurse arrives from seeing Romeo, she delays telling Juliet the plan by saying she is,"tired and old," to give Juliet the time to worry (Shakespeare 2, 4, 25-26).
When the Nurse is telling Juliet the plan for Romeo to come visit her, she is very blunt and straight to the point (Shakespeare 2, 5, 68-77 ).

Crocodile: Violent and selfish

At the beginning of the play, Tybalt is
violent and wants to fight with Benevolio when the two see each other and he starts the fight by saying, "Have at thee, coward!" (Shakespeare 1, 1, 72).
After Romeo an Juliet marry in secret, Tybalt is selfish by being rude to Romeo by saying, " thou art a villain," when Romeo tries to keep peace between Mercutio and Tybalt (Shakespeare 3, 1, 61).
During the party at the Capulet's, Tybalt is selfish by saying, "Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe," to his uncle and acting like he is in charge of who can or can not enter the party (Shakespeare 1, 5, 61).
I choose to use animals as my broad category because different species seem to have their own personalities that make them unique as do people.
Jesi Buckley the Monkey
I am a monkey because I am usually very energetic and outgoing.
Reason why I choose this topic:
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