A kinsman to the prince, and Romeo's close friend. He can be quite hotheaded. He finds Romeo's romanticized ideas about love tiresome.
A Capulet, Juliet's cousin on her mother's side. He is quick to draw his sword when he feels his pride has been injured. Once drawn, his sword is something to be feared. He loathes Montagues.
The Prince of Verona. A kinsman of Mercuito and Paris. As the seat of political power in Verona, he is concerned about maintaining the public peace at all costs.
A kinsman of the Prince, and the suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet. Once Capulet has promised him he can marry Juliet, he behaves very presumptuous toward her, acting as if they are already married.
The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. A young man of about sixteen, he is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. Though impulsive and immature, his idealism and passion make him an extremely likeable character. He secretly marries Juliet, the daughter of his father's worst enemy; he happily takes abuse from Tybalt; and he would rather die than live without his beloved.
Romeo's mother, Montague's wife. She dies after Romeo is exiled from Verona.
Daughter of Capulet, and Lady Capulet. A beautiful thirteen-year-old girl, she beins the play as a naive child who has thought little about love and marriage, but she grows up quickly upon falling in love with Romeo.Never the less she shows amazing courage in trusting her entire life and future to Romeo.
Juliet's mother, Capulet's wife. A women who herself married young(by her own estimation she gave birth to Juliet at close to the age of 14) she is eager to see her daughter marry Paris, she is an ineffectual mother, relying on the Nurse for moral and pragmatic support.
The patriarch of the Capulet family and enemy, for unexplained reasons, of Montague. He truly loves his daughter, though he is not acquainted with her, wants her to marry Paris.