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Montague, madly in love with a woman named Rosaline, but the instant he lays eyes on Juliet he forgets Rosaline. Executed because he killed Tybalt
Capulet, The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet.
Niether, Kind, civic-minded, secretly marries the impassioned lovers, also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs.
Montague, A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo's close friend, overflows with imagination. He finds Romeo's romanticized ideas about love tiresome, and tries to convince Romeo to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite.
Neither, the woman who breast-fed Juliet when she was a baby and has cared for Juliet her entire life, is Juliet's faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Juliet's affair with Romeo.
Capulet, Juliet's cousin on her mother's side. he becomes aggressive, violent, died when fought Romeo
The father of the Capulet family, father of Juliet, husband of Lady Capulet, and enemy, for unexplained reasons, of Montague. He truly loves his daughter, though he is not well acquainted with Juliet's thoughts or feelings, and seems to think that what is best for her is a "good" match with Paris.
Juliet's mother, Capulet's wife, wants her daughter to marry Paris
Romeo's mother, Montague's wife. She dies of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona.
the suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet
Montague's nephew, Romeo's cousin and thoughtful friend, he makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public places, though Mercutio accuses him of having a nasty temper in private. He spends most of the play trying to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline, even after Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet.
charged by Friar Lawrence with taking the news of Juliet's false death to Romeo in Mantua. Friar John is held up in a quarantined house, and the message never reaches Romeo.
Romeo's dedicated servant, who brings Romeo the news of Juliet's death, unaware that her death is a ruse.
Capulet servant who invites guests to Capulet's feast and escorts the Nurse to meet with Romeo. He is illiterate, and a bad singer.
The woman with whom Romeo is infatuated at the beginning of the play
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