Essentially, Juliet cuts herself loose from her prior social moorings—her nurse, her parents, and her social position in Verona—in order to try to reunite with Romeo. They fought for it since the 13th century and they were originally from Dalmatia and Albania. Mercutio Kinsman to the prince and friend of Romeo.
Benvolio arrives to break up the fight but ends up fighting with Tybalt. Lady Montague[ edit ] Montague's wife is the matriarch of the house of Montague, and the mother of Romeo and aunt of Benvolio.
An Apothecary A poverty-stricken chemist, who illegally sells poison to Romeo. Mercutio is apt to make long, drawn out speeches the most famous of which is the Queen Mab speechand is generally thought to be recklessa jesterand a free spirit.
Montague clearly loves his son deeply and at the beginning of the play, worries for him as he recounts to Benvolio his attempts to find out the source of his depression. Old Capulet[ edit ] Old Capulet is Capulet's cousin. He is initially presented as a comic lover, with his inflated declarations of love for Rosaline.
After the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt, Benvolio acts as a Chorus, explaining how events took place. All this is comfort. In her relationship with Romeo, Juliet is loving, witty, loyal, and strong. Later Friar Laurence runs past Balthasar and asks him where Romeo is.
Though he ultimately disappears from the play without much notice, he is a crucial character if only in that he is the only child of the new generation from either family to survive the play as Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Mercutio, and Tybalt are dead.
Benvolio is the peacemaker who attempts to keep peace between Tybalt and Mercutio. In Act 3, Scene 5, she becomes very angry with Juliet for refusing to marry Paris and coldly rejects her, saying: Mary Saunderson was the first woman to play Juliet professionally.
Romeo then kills Tybalt. For the racehorse, see Lady Capulet horse. Laurence does so by giving her a potion that puts her in a deathlike coma.
The Friar concocts the potion plot through which Juliet appears dead for 42 hours in order to avoid marrying Paris. Like her husband, she is concerned by her son's withdrawn and secretive behavior.
His plans to reunite Juliet with Romeo are thwarted by the influence of fate. When she wakes in the tomb to find Romeo dead, she does not kill herself out of feminine weakness, but rather out of an intensity of love, just as Romeo did.
Though many girls her age—including her mother—get married, Juliet has not given the subject any thought. However, in the English poem the story is based from Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke  Juliet is approaching her sixteenth birthday and Romeo is the same age whereas in the Bandello novella she is nearly eighteen with Romeo about twenty.
His last appearance is in act 3 scene 1, wherein Mercutio insults Tybalt and ends up fighting with him. The real second name was in Italian Cappelletti, a noble family, and not Capuleti. Like Mercutio, the Nurse loves to talk and reminisce, and her attitude toward love is bawdy.
Capulet's servants are referenced again in act four, scene one; Capulet orders them to begin preparations for another party: His challenge to Romeo is taken up by Mercutio, whom Tybalt kills.
His actions indicate that his daughter's wants were irrelevant all the way up to the point when he sees her unconscious on her bed presumably dead and later, when she is truly dead during the play's final scene.
The lyrical language Juliet employs as she waits impatiently for the night to come underscores the intensity of her feelings: Abram[ edit ] Abram is a servant of the Montague household.In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet.
Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair. Romeo and Juliet = The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families/5.
Juliet - The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. A beautiful thirteen-year-old girl, Juliet begins the play as a naïve child who has thought little about love and marriage, but she grows up quickly upon falling in love with Romeo, the son of her family’s great enemy. Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, i.e.
a Capulet. After he kills Romeo's BFF, Mercutio, in a street brawl, Romeo mortally stabs him, which causes Romeo to be The Nurse Quotes.
When Paris comes sniffing around for thirteen-year-old Juliet's hand in marriage, Capulet puts him off, citing Juliet's young age and even suggesting that he'd like his daughter to marry for "love" (). But Lord Capulet doesn't play the good father for long. The Development of Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet One of the most interesting things about this character is the way Shakespeare shows her development from a young, rather childlike girl to a mature and independent woman who takes full control of her life.Download