Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Characters

Romeo the son of Montague and Lady Montague
Friar Lawrence A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet
Mercutio A kinsman to the prince and Romeo’s close friend
Montague The patriarch of the Montague family
Lady Montague Romeo’s mother, Montague’s wife
Benvolio Montague’s nephew; Romeo’s cousin and friend
Juliet The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet
nurse Juliet’s nurse
Tybalt Capulet; Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side
Capulet The patriarch of the Capulet family
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mother; Capulet’s wife
Paris a kinsman of the prince and the suitor of Juliet who is most preferred by Capulet
Prince Escalus the prince of Verona
an old man capulet family
friar john franciscan
balthasar servent to romeo
sampson servant to capulet
gregory servant to capulet
peter servant to juliet’s nurse
abram servant to montague
pernicious causing great injury
augmenting increase, enlargen
grievance injustice
transgression wrongdoing
heretics hold to a belief of the established church
round character many traits benvolio
flat character not many traits, single trait sampson
situational irony an even occurs that directly contradict the expectations of the characters, the reader, or the audience
dramatic foil two characters who are different benvolio, tybalt
static characters characters within a story that do not change throughout the story
dynamic characters characters within a story that remain the same throughout the story

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