Romeo- He is the son of Montague and appears to be liked
in Verona. He falls in love with Juliet and proceeds to marry her. He is a
tragic character and is characterized as being young, hasty and emotional.
Juliet- She is a Capulet who falls in love with Romeo.
Even though she is only thirteen years old, she believes marriage should be
for love. She is also characterized as hasty but in control of her emotions.
Lord Capulet- He is Juliet's father. He is strict, harsh,
but a doting father. He wants her to marry Paris.
Lady Montague- She is Romeo's mother. She abhors violence
and later dies grieving for her son..
Lord Montague- He is Romeo's father. He is stubborn and
not willing to forgive, however, after his son's death, he realizes the pettiness
of the quarrel with Capulet.
Count Paris- He is a kinsman of the Prince. He cares
about Juliet and wishes to marry her.
Prince Escalus- He is Prince of Verona who provides for
law and order. He wants to call a truce and end the family feud. The fact
that he intervenes is significant as it indicates the the feud has reached
the stage of having become a public issue and not just a domestic tragedy.
After Tybalt is killed be banishes Romeo and orders the families to cease
Friar Lawrence- He is the Priest in Verona. He weds Romeo
and Juliet hoping it will unite both families. Instead it causes fighting.
He later gives Juliet a sleeping potion and helps Romeo. He is a man of good
Friar John-He was supposed to deliver a letter to Romeo
about Juliet and the Friar's plan, but Romeo did not get it.
The Nurse- She cared for Juliet during childhood. She
wants Juliet to be happy but advises her to marry Paris. She is very talkative,
fond of joking, and a comical figure.
Mercutio-He is a good friend of Romeo. He is witty and
his Quenn Mab speech is inventive.
Balthasar-He is a servant amd a friend of Romeo.
Benvolio- He is a friend of Romeo who tries to bring
Romeo out of his gloom. He explains to the Prince the situation of Tybalt's
Tybalt- He is a nephew of Lady Capulet. He has a bad
temper and a skilled fencer. He is killed by Romeo.
Samson- He is a Capulet servant
Gregory- He is a Capulet servant
Peter- Servant to Juliet's Nurse.
The Apothecary- A very poor shopkeeper who illegaly sells
poison to Romeo