Romeo and Juliet characters

Romeo The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague, Juliet’s lover. dies from drinking poisen
Juliet The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet, Romeo’s lover
Friar Lawrence friend to both Romeo and Juliet, secretly marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona
Mercutio A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend, killed by tybalt
The Nurse Juliet’s nurse, the woman who breast-fed Juliet when she was a baby and has cared for Juliet her entire life, carries messages between lovers
Tybalt A Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side (hates the Montague’s), fights to preserve the capulet name
Capulet The patriarch of the Capulet family, father of Juliet, husband of Lady Capulet, and enemy, for unexplained reasons, of Montague
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mother, Capulet’s wife
Montague Romeo’s father, the patriarch of the Montague clan and bitter enemy of Capulet
Lady Montague Romeo’s mother, Montague’s wife. She dies of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona.
Paris A kinsman of the Prince, seeks for parental consent to marry
Benvolio Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend
Prince Escalus The Prince of Verona. A kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. As the seat of political power in Verona, he is concerned about maintaining the public peace at all costs.
Friar John fails to reach romeo with messgae
Balthasar Romeo’s dedicated servant, who brings Romeo the news of Juliet’s death, unaware that her death is a ruse.
Sampson and Gregory Two servants of the house of Capulet, who, like their master, hate the Montagues
Abraham Montague’s servant, who fights with Sampson and Gregory in the first scene of the play.
The Apothecary An apothecary in Mantua. Had he been wealthier, he might have been able to afford to value his morals more than money, and refused to sell poison to Romeo.
Peter A Capulet servant who invites guests to Capulet’s feast and escorts the Nurse to meet with Romeo
Rosaline The woman with whom Romeo loves at the beginning of the play
The Chorus The Chorus is a single character who functions as a narrator offering commentary on the play’s plot and themes.

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