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Romeo and Juliet by Mind Map: Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet


Daughter of the Capulets

13 years old

Is at first naive and innocent about love, but matures as she loves Romeo.

"Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I'll no longer be a Capulet." 2.1.74-78

Doesn't have the same freedoms as Romeo, because she is of an aristocratic family and because she is a woman.

Her parents try to make her marry Paris, but instead she marries the son of their greatest enemies.

Devises a plan with the Friar when Romeo is exiled so she can escape marrying Paris. She takes a sleeping potion so she appears to be dead. This plan backfires and Romeo thinks she is dead, so he kills himself. She awakes to find him dead so she kills herself.


16 years old

Impulsive and immature at times

Idealistic and passionate

Not interested in the violent feud between the two families. His only interest is love.

Kills Tybalt during a fight in the streets after Mercutio is slain. He is exiled because of this.

He doesn't know Juliet has taken sleeping potion, so he thinks she's dead and he kills himself in her tomb.

Son of the Montagues

At first loves Rosaline but immediately falls in love with Juliet.

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun." 2.1.44-46.

William Shakespeare

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Lived 1564-1616

The greatest playwright in the English language

Wrote over 54 plays and 138 sonnets

Other Characters

the friar

Secretly marries the lovers.


A suitor whom Juliet's parents want her to marry.


Juliet's cousin whom Romeo slays.


Romeo's close friend.

the Nurse

Juliet's nurse since she was a baby. She helps Juliet and Romeo.

the Capulets

Juliet's parents

the Montagues

Romeo's parents

Prince Escalus

The Prince and ruler of Verona

the Chorus

Offers commentary on the play's plot and themes. Developed first in Greek drama.

Literary Devices


Poison, Symbolizes human society's tendency to take good things and make them fatal.

Thumb biting, Symbolizes the foolishness of the Capulet/Montague feud and of the stupidity of violence in general.

Queen Mab, All desires and fantasies are as nonsensical as Queen Mab, and they are all basically corrupting.


The Forcefulness of Love

Love as a cause of Violence

The Individual Versus Society

The Inevitability of Fate


Light/Dark Imagery

Opposite points of view