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Romeo and Juliet - Characters and Plot
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The around 16-year-old son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague.
Who is Romeo?
The 13-year-old daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet.
Who is Juliet?
The one who secretly marries Romeo and Juliet in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona
Who is Friar Lawrence?
A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo's close friend.
Who is Mercutio?
The woman who breast-fed Juliet when she was a baby and has cared for Juliet her entire life.
Who is Nurse?
A Capulet, Juliet's cousin on her mother's side.
Who is Tybalt?
The patriarch of the Capulet family, father of Juliet, husband of Lady Capulet, and enemy, for unexplained reasons, of Montague.
Who is Lord Capulet?
Juliet's mother, Capulet's wife. A woman who herself married young (by her own estimation she gave birth to Juliet at close to the age of fourteen), she is eager to see her daughter marry Paris.
Who is Lady Capulet?
Romeo's father, the patriarch of the Montague clan and bitter enemy of Capulet.
Who is Lord Montague?
The girl Romeo and is originally in love with. She does not love him back.
Who is Rosaline?
Romeo's mother, who dies of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona.
Who is Lady Montague?
A kinsman of the Prince, and the suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet.
Who is Paris?
Montague's nephew and Romeo's cousin and thoughtful friend. He spends most of the play trying to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline, even after Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet.
Who is Benvolio?
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.
Who is Prince Escalus?
Because Tybalt killed Mercutio
Why does Romeo kill Tybalt?
She drinks a potion that makes her appear dead.
How does Juliet get out of marrying Paris?
He mistakenly thinks Juliet is dead.
Why does Romeo kill himself?
Friar John can't get to Mantua because of a plague outbreak.
Why doesn't Friar Lawrence's message reach Romeo in Mantua?
The servants of the feuding families engage in a brawl.
What disturbance prompts the Prince to threaten the feuding Capulets and Montagues?
What does Juliet place by her bedside as she takes the sleeping potion?
How old is Juliet at the beginning of the play?
The Nurse and Friar Lawrence
Which characters knew of Romeo and Juliet's wedding?
Whose body is in the tomb with Juliet when she is under the spell of the potion?
He hopes that the marriage will help end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.
Why does the Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
Who is vocally unhappy about the Montague's presence at the Capulet's party?
The Nurse does.
Who gets information from Romeo to give to Juliet about their upcoming marriage?
Who starts fighting Tybalt when Romeo won't?
After Mercutio's death, Romeo gets revenge and kills Tybalt. What is his punishment for the crime?
Letting her marry Paris
How do Lord and Lady Capulet think they're going to cheer up Juliet after her cousin's death?
A sleeping potion that will make her look dead.
What does Friar Laurence give Juliet when she goes to his cell for "confession"?
Who is killed by Romeo outside of Juliet's tomb?
The families agree to stop fighting.
What is accomplished through Romeo and Juliet's deaths?
Who prohibited street violence in Verona?
It is a masked ball.
Why is Romeo comfortable with crashing the Capulet's ball?
Lord Capulet stops him.
When he recognizes Romeo's voice, why doesn't Tybalt attack Romeo at the Capulet ball?
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