Romeo and Juliet
by Cara Jessop
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Daughter of the Capulets
13 years old
Is at first naive and innocent about
love, but matures as she loves
"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
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
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
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.
Born in Stratford-upon-Avon,
The greatest playwright in
the English language
Secretly marries the lovers.
A suitor whom Juliet's
parents want her to marry.
Juliet's cousin whom Romeo
Romeo's close friend.
Juliet's nurse since she was a
baby. She helps Juliet and
The Prince and ruler of Verona
Offers commentary on the play's plot
and themes. Developed first in Greek
Poison, Symbolizes human society's tendency
to take good things and make them
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
The Forcefulness of Love
Love as a cause of Violence
The Individual Versus Society
The Inevitability of Fate
Opposite points of view