Romeo and Juliet Character Chart

Mercutio Romeo’s witty and loyal friend who is killed by Tybalt when defending Romeo
Tybalt Juliet’s hot-headed cousin; kills Mercutio, then is killed by Romeo
Prince Escalus Banishes Romeo from Verona
Paris Juliet’s suitor and cousin of the prince; killed by Romeo at the Capulet tomb
Balthasar Romeo’s servant who tells him of Juliet’s death
Benvolio Romeo’s peaceful, good-natured friend
Friar Laurence Marries Romeo and Juliet and makes the plan to fake Juliet’s death
Friar John Sent to Mantua to tell Romeo of Friar Laurence’s plan; he is intercepted and never arrived
The Nurse Capulet servant and confident to Juliet; acts as a messenger between Romeo and Juliet
Peter A Capulet servant attending to the nurse
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mother who is cold and calculating in her desire for Juliet to marry Paris
Lord Capulet Juliet’s irritable and irrational father who demands that she marry Paris
Lady Montague Romeo’s mother who dies of grief when Romeo is banished
Lord Montague Romeo’s father who, along with Lord Capulet, originated the feud between the families
Abram A servant to the Montagues
Sampson A servant to the Capulets
Gregory A servant to the Capulets
Apothecary Illegally sells poison to Romeo