Romeo and Juliet Characterisitics

Prince Escalus reasonable, authoratative, forceful, just; restores order in the streets; looses two family members; banishes Romeo which hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Balthasar reliable servant to the Montagues; loyal; delivers news to Romeo which hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Count Paris relative of the Prince; handsome; agreeable; proper; wants to marry Juliet which hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship; killed in a duel;
Lady Capulet matter of fact; forces her daughter to marry which hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship; married her husband at a younger age than Juliet; mean to her husband
Nurse bawdy; coarse; loud; simple-minded; loves to talk; close to Juliet so she keeps her mouth shut about Romeo and Juliet’s relationship which helps Romeo and Juliet’s relationship; practically raised Juliet; serves the Capulet family
Lord Montague easily angered; quiet; concerned about his son; the feud between himself and Capulet which hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship; loses his wife
Friar Laurence reasonable; holy; sympathetic; sensible; naive; trustworthy; marries Romeo and Juliet which helps Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Romeo rash; love-sick; melancholy; handsome; loves girls for their looks; part of the Montague family; consumes poison
Rosaline remains chaste; does not love the one who loves her; niece to Capulet
Lord Capulet fiery; quick-tempered; impulsive; hosts the party; forces Juliet to marry which hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Sampson all talk and no action; impulsive; bites his thumb; servant to the Capulets
Tybalt hot-headed, vengeful; conceited, volatile; duelist; seeks revenge on Romeo; member of the Capulet family; is killed in a duel which hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Benvolio peacemaker; merry; reasonable; on the scene after Romeo slays Tybalt; member of the Montague family; tries to prevent teh fighting between the two families which helps Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Mercutio relative of the Prince; fun-loving; volatile; loyal; witty; cynical; bawdy; is killed in a duel which hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Juliet beautiful; young; rash; marries Romeo; member of the Capulet family; stabs herself with a dagger
Lady Montague loving; caring; mournful; dies from grief; she tries to prevent her husband from fighting which helps Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Apothecary poor; skinny; sells Romeo the poison hinders Romeo and Juliet’s relationship
Chorus actor who recites a prologue in Elizabethan drama
Peter servant to the Capulets; assists the nurse; likes to poke fun at others
Friar John supposed to deliver the letter to Romeo; holy man; trustworthy

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