romeo and juliet characters analysis

romeo The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. 16 years old.
juliet The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. 13 years old
friar lawrence A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet. secretly married romeo and juliet. also an expert of mystic potions
mercutio A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. got killed by tybalt
the nurse Juliet’s nurse (nanny), the woman who breast-fed Juliet when she was a baby and has cared for Juliet her entire life.
tybalt A Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side. killed mercutio
capulet The patriarch of the Capulet family, father of Juliet, husband of Lady Capulet, and enemy, for unexplained reasons, of Montague.
lady capulet Juliet’s mother, Capulet’s wife. who is eager for juliet to marry Paris
montague Romeo’s father, the patriarch of the Montague clan and bitter enemy of Capulet.
lady montague Romeo’s mother, Montague’s wife. She dies of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona.
paris A kinsman of the Prince, and the suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet.
benvolio Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend, he makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public places, though Mercutio accuses him of having a nasty temper in private.
Prince Escalus The Prince of Verona. A kinsman of Mercutio and Paris.
Friar John A Franciscan friar charged by Friar Lawrence with taking the news of Juliet’s false death to Romeo in Mantua.
Balthasar Romeo’s dedicated servant, who brings Romeo the news of Juliet’s death, unaware that her death is a ruse.
Sampson and Gregory Two servants of the house of Capulet, who, like their master, hate the Montagues. Sampson bites his thumb and abram thinks he bit it at him
Abram Montague’s servant, who fights with Sampson and Gregory in the first scene of the play.
the apothecary An apothecary in Mantua, that refuses to sell poison to romeo.
peter Juliet’s nurse’s servant. A Capulet servant who invites guests to Capulet’s feast and escorts the Nurse to meet with Romeo.
rosaline The woman with whom Romeo has a passion for at the beginning of the play.
the chorus The Chorus is a single character who, as developed in Greek drama, functions as a narrator offering commentary on the play’s plot and themes.
Citizens of Verona Gentlemen and gentlewomen of both houses, Maskers, Torchbearers, Pages, Guards, Watchmen, Servants, and Attendants