romeo and juliet

Romeo He serves as the play’s male protagonist. Romeo, the son of Montague and his wife, secretly loves and marries Juliet, a member of the rival House of Capulet.
Juliet female protagonist and one of two title characters in William Shakespeare’s romantic love tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the other being Romeo. Juliet is the only daughter of Capulet, the patriarch of the Capulet family.
Mercutio He is a close friend to Romeo and Benvolio and a blood relative to Prince Escalus and Count Paris. As such, being neither a Montague nor a Capulet, Mercutio is one of the few in Verona with the ability to freely float around both houses.
Tybalt the main antagonist in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. He is Lady Capulet’s nephew, Juliet’s short-tempered cousin, and Romeo’s rival.
Benvolio Benvolio is Montague’s nephew and Romeo’s cousin. Benvolio serves as an unsuccessful peacemaker in the play, attempting to prevent violence between the Capulet and Montague families.
Friar Lawrence a friar who plays the part of a wise adviser to Romeo and Juliet, along with aiding in major plot developments.
Nurse She is the personal servant, guardian (and former wet nurse) of Juliet Capulet, and has been since Juliet was born. She had a daughter named Susan who died in infancy, and then became wetnurse to Juliet. As the primary person to like, she is therefore Juliet’s foremost confidante.
Count Paris He is a suitor of Juliet. He is handsome, wealthy, and a kinsman to Prince Escalus.
Rosaline is an unseen character and niece of Capulet in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1597). Although silent, her role is important. Romeo is at first deeply in love with Rosaline and expresses her cruelty for not loving him back. Romeo first spots Juliet while trying to catch a glimpse of Rosaline at a gathering hosted by the Capulet family.Scholars generally compare Romeo’s short-lived love of Rosaline with his later love of Juliet. The poetry Shakespeare writes for Rosaline is much weaker than that for Juliet. Scholars believe Romeo’s early experience with Rosaline prepares him for his relationship with Juliet. Later performances of Romeo and Juliet have painted different pictures of Romeo and Rosaline’s relationship, as filmmakers have experimented with making Rosaline a more visible character.
Capulet Lord Capulet is the patriarch of the Capulet family, the father of Juliet, and uncle of Tybalt. He is very wealthy. He is sometimes commanding but also convivial, as at the ball: when Tybalt tries to incite a duel with Romeo, Capulet tries to calm him and then threatens to throw him out of the family if he does not control his temper; he does the same to his daughter later in the play.

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