characters in romeo and juliet

Romeo son of Montague, passionate, not interested in violence, dies Act 5 Scene 3
Tybalt Juliet’s cousin, enjoys fighting and is aggressive. Nephew to Lord and Lady Capulet. Killed by Romeo in Act 3 Scene 1
Lord Capulet The patriarch of the Capulet family, father of Juliet, husband of Lady Capulet, and enemy of Montague.
Juliet Daughter of Capulet, Romeo’s lover, dies in Act 5 Scene 3
Benvolio Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend, he makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes. He is usually trying to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline.
Paris Juliet’s suitor and cousin of the Prince. Killed by Romeo at the Capulet tomb in Act 5 Scene 3
Friar Lawrence A friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Kind, civic-minded, and always ready with a plan. He is also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs.
Mercutio A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. He is killed by Tybalt in Act 3 scene 1
Rosaline The woman that Romeo thinks he loves at the beginning of the play. Rosaline never appears onstage, but it is said by other characters that she is very beautiful.
Nurse Juliet’s faithful confidante and loyal helper. the Capulet family’s servant
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mother, Capulet’s wife. She is eager to see her daughter marry Paris. She is an ineffectual mother, relying on the Nurse.
Sampson and Gregory Two servants of the house of Capulet, who, like their master, hate the Montagues. Joke around a lot, usually causing fights.

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