Romeo and Juliet Character List

Sampson and Gregory 2 servents of Capulet, like masters, hate Montagues, provoke Montague men to fight
Abram Montague’s servant, fights Sampson and Gregory
Balthasar Romeo’s dedicated servant, fights Sampson and Gregory, brings Romeo of Juliet’s death
Benvolio Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin, tries to get Romeo to stop thinking about Rosoline
Tybalt Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on mother’s side, easily offended and quick to draw sword, tries to get Romeo kicked out of party
Capulet Patriarch of Capulet family, father of Juliet, loves Juliet but not strongly acquainted with her feelings, wants her to marry Paris
Lady Capulet Juliet’s mom, Capulet’s wife, marries young (about 14), wants Juliet to marry Paris, has nurse raise her daughter
Montague Romeo’s dad, patriarch of Montages, in the beginning concerned about Romeo’s sadness
Lady Montague Romeo’s mother, dies of grief after Romeo kills himself
Prince Escalus Prince of Verona, related to Mercurio and Paris, wants to maintain public peace
Romeo Montague, lives in fighting between his family and the Capulet’s, falls in love with Rosoline and Juliet, friends with Benvolio, Mercutio, and Frair Lawrence
Nurse Juliet’s nurse, profane sense of humor, until end, keeps Juliet’s secret about Romeo, does not understand why Juliet would sacrifice herself for love
Juliet Capulet, falls in love with Romeo, closest friend is the nurse
The chorus Single character who, as developed in Greek drama, functions as a narrator offering commentary on the play’s plot and themes
Paris Capulet, related to the prince, suitor of Juliet
Peter Capulet servant, invites guests to Capulet’s feast, escorts the Nurse to meet with Romeo, illiterate, and a bad singer
Apothecary In, Mantua, refused to sell poison to Romeo
Frair John A Franciscan friar charged by Friar Lawrence with taking the news of Juliet’s false death to Romeo in Mantua. Friar John is held up in a quarantined house, and the message never reaches Romeo.
Mercutio Romeo’s friend, uses lots of word play, finds Romeo’s views of love tiresome
Frair Lawrence Franciscan Frair, Secretly marries Romeo and Juliet in hopes on making peace between the two families, master of herbs and options