Character Traits Romeo and Juliet

Juliet The beautiful thirteen-year-old daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet, and cousins with Tybalt. The Nurse is her closest friend and advisor.
Romeo The sixteen-year-old son of Montague and Lady Montague. He is cousins with Benvolio, and friends with Mercutio and Friar Laurence.
Nurse a servant who took care of Juliet as a baby and raised her through childhood. She is Juliet’s best friend and confidante, and in many ways is more her mother than Lady Capulet is.
Mercutio Romeo’s close friend, and a kinsmen of Prince Escalus.
Friar Lawrence A Franciscan monk and a friend to both Romeo and Juliet.
Capulet Juliet’s father, Lady Capulet’s husband, and Tybalt’s uncle. He is the leader of the Capulet family, and an enemy of Montague.
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mother, and Capulet’s wife. A woman who married Capulet when she was Juliet’s age (thirteen), she loves her daughter but is a flighty woman and an ineffectual mother
Benvolio Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin, and Mercutio’s friend. Of the three boys, he is the most calm and the least quick-witted.
Tybalt The nephew of Capulet, and Juliet’s cousin. A hothead consumed by issues of honor and well known for his skill with a sword.
Paris A kinsman of Prince Escalus who wants to marry Juliet. He is a good-looking and wealthy man, but is rather pompous, a tad boring.
Prince The leader of Verona. He is concerned primarily with keeping order in the city. He will do anything to stop the feud between the Montagues and Capulets from affecting the other citizens of the city.
Montague Romeo’s father, Lady Montague’s husband, and Benvolio’s uncle. The leader of the Montague household.
Lady Montague Montague’s wife and Romeo’s mother.
Friar John A Franciscan friar.
Balthasar Romeo’s servant.
Samson and Gregory Capulet servants.
Abraham Montague’s servant.
Peter An illiterate Capulet servant.
Apothecary A poor drug seller in Mantua.
Rosaline A young woman who has taken a vow of chastity, yet with whom Romeo is infatuated at the beginning of the play.
Chorus An on-stage commentator on the events of the play

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