Characters in Romeo and Juliet - Wikipedia
There are not many characters in the play so it isn't that complicated. If you want complicated family ties read any of Shakespeare's histories. Start studying Romeo & Juliet - Character Chart (Personalities and Relationships ). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study. The Montagues and the Capulets are the two feuding families of Verona, Italy, in William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' In this lesson, we'll.
Both their families realise what they had done by trying to separate the star crossed lovers with the effect that the Capulets and Montagues are reunited and their fighting ends. Tybalt Tybalt is the son of Lady Capulet's brother and Juliet's hot-headed first cousin.
As a skilled swordsman, he serves as the story's principal antagonist. Tybalt is angered by the insult of Romeo and Benvolio's uninvited presence at the ball in the Capulets' home. While Mercutio repeatedly calls Tybalt "Prince of Cats" referring to Tybalt's speed and agility with the swordMercutio is also insulting Tybalt — the phrase refers not only to Reynard but to the Italian word cazzo pr.
Tybalt is first seen coming to the aid of his servants who are being attacked by the Montagues' servants. He is also present at Capulet's feast in act one, scene five and is the first to recognise Romeo. His last appearance is in act 3 scene 1, wherein Mercutio insults Tybalt and ends up fighting with him.
Tybalt kills Mercutio and, in retaliation, Romeo rages and kills Tybalt, resulting in Romeo's banishment. Nurse Romeo and Juliet The Nurse is a major character in the play, and like the Friar she is a neutral character.
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There has been speculation about her name, as Capulet refers to as "Angelica", but the line can be addressed to either the nurse or Lady Capulet. She is the personal servant and former nurse of Juliet 's. As the primary person who raised Juliet, she is Juliet's confidante and effectively more of a mother to the girl than Lady Capulet. She was also the one who breastfed Juliet as a child. He appears to be a loyal servant, always quick to obey the Nurse. Gregory and Sampson are the Capulet servants.
Gregory is originally hesitant to start a fight. Sampson, however, bites his thumb at Abram, "Which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it". The Montagues then retaliate in earnest.
Benvolio arrives to break up the fight but ends up fighting with Tybalt. Both Gregory and Sampson appear to be friends of their master Tybalt's. The rhetorical form is called stychomythiawherein characters participate in a short, quick exchanges of one-upmanship.
Their discussion and brawl in this scene set the stage for the rivalry and hatred which fills the rest of the play.
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Capulet's servants are referenced again in act four, scene one; Capulet orders them to begin preparations for another party: Servant to Capulet[ edit ] The hapless servant attempting to find the people named on a list he cannot read A servant to Capulet is sent to deliver party invitations to a number of nobles and friends to Capulet.
While walking, he comes upon Romeo and Benvolio and asks them to read the list for him, as he cannot read. As a thank you, he invites the boys to "come and crush a cup of wine," not realizing that they are Montagues. This character may have been intended to be the same as Peter, and is usually identified in scripts either as Peter or as a Clown.
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Old Capulet[ edit ] Old Capulet is Capulet's cousin. He appears as an elderly man sitting with Capulet in the feast. House of Montague[ edit ] The Montague family in Italian, "Montecchi" was an actual political faction of the 13th century.
Lord Montague[ edit ] The father of Romeo. Presumably, he is also wealthy, and is always in feud with Capulet. Montague clearly loves his son deeply and at the beginning of the play, worries for him as he recounts to Benvolio his attempts to find out the source of his depression. He wishes Benvolio better luck. After Romeo kills Tybalt, Montague pleads with the Prince to spare him of execution as Romeo did only what the law would have done, since Tybalt killed Mercutio.
He appears again at the end of the play to mourn Romeo, having already lost his wife to grief. Lady Montague[ edit ] Montague's wife is the matriarch of the house of Montague, and the mother of Romeo and aunt of Benvolio. She appears twice within the play: She returns with her husband and the Prince in act three, scene one to see what the trouble is, and is there informed of Romeo's banishment. She dies of grief offstage soon after mentioned in act five.
She is very protective of her son Romeo and is very happy when Benvolio tells her that Romeo was not involved in the brawl that happened between the Capulets and Montagues. However, Romeo doesn't feel very close to her as he is unable to seek advice from her. As with Capulet's wife, calling her "Lady Montague" is a later invention not supported by the earliest texts.
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Romeo An oil painting by Ford Madox Brown depicting Romeo and Juliet's famous balcony scene In the beginning of the play, Romeo pines for an unrequited loveRosaline. To cheer him up, his cousin and friend Benvolio and Mercutio take him to the Capulets' celebration in disguise, where he meets and falls in love with the Capulets' only daughter, Juliet.
Later that night, he and Juliet meet secretly and pledge to marry, despite their families' long-standing feud. They marry the following day, but their union is soon thrown into chaos by their families; Juliet's cousin Tybalt duels and kills Romeo's friend Mercutio, throwing Romeo into such a rage that he kills Tybalt, and the Prince of Verona subsequently banishes him.
Meanwhile, Juliet's father plans to marry her off to Paris, a local aristocratwithin the next few days, threatening to turn her out on the streets if she doesn't follow through. Desperate, Juliet begs Romeo's confidant, Friar Laurence, to help her to escape the forced marriage.
Laurence does so by giving her a potion that puts her in a deathlike coma. The plan works, but too soon for Romeo to learn of it; he genuinely believes Juliet to be dead, and so resolves to commit suicide, by drinking the bottle of poison illegally bought from the Apothecary upon hearing the news of Juliet's "death".
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Romeo's final words were "Thus with a kiss I die". Benvolio He is Montague's nephew and Romeo 's cousin. At the end of the play, the Prince recognizes the Friar's good intentions.
Capulet Juliet's father is quick-tempered and impetuous but is initially reluctant to consent to Juliet's marriage with Paris because Juliet is so young. Later, he changes his mind and angrily demands that Juliet obey his wishes. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet reconcile Capulet and Montague.
Paris A noble young kinsman to the Prince. Paris is well-mannered and attractive and hopes to marry Juliet. Romeo fights and kills Paris at the Capulet tomb when Paris thinks that Romeo has come to desecrate the bodes of Tybalt and Juliet. Benvolio Montague's nephew and friend of Romeo and Mercutio. Benvolio is the peacemaker who attempts to keep peace between Tybalt and Mercutio. After the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt, Benvolio acts as a Chorus, explaining how events took place.
In her relationship with Juliet, she is cold and distant, expecting Juliet to obey her father and marry Paris.
Montague Romeo's father, who is concerned by his son's melancholy behavior. He brings Romeo the news in Mantua that Juliet is dead. An Apothecary A poverty-stricken chemist, who illegally sells poison to Romeo. Escalus, Prince of Verona The symbol of law and order in Verona, but he fails to prevent further outbreaks of the violence between the Montagues and Capulets. Only the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, rather than the authority of the prince, restore peace.
The Friar is prevented from getting to Mantua and the message does not reach Romeo. Like her husband, she is concerned by her son's withdrawn and secretive behavior. The news of Romeo's banishment breaks her heart, and she dies of grief. Peter A Capulet servant attending the Nurse. Abram A servant to Montague. Sampson Servant of the Capulet household.