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Romeo And Juliet - Condensed

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Description of characters appearing in the play.


Juliet- Daughter of lord and lady Capulet. Makes rash decisions. Falls in love with Romeo and ends up killing herself for him. 

Gregory- Servant to the house of Capulet.

Sampson- Servant to the house of Capulet.

Tybalt- Juliets cousin. He is an expert swordfighter and has a short temper. He's always looking for a fight, and gets himself killed while trying to fight Romeo.

Lord Capulet- Juliet's father, wishes that Juliet would get married, tries to set her up with Paris.

Lady Capulet- Juliet's mother. A calm person who has let the nurse step in to be Juliet's 'mother'.

Paris- Lord Capulet promises Juliet to him, causing Romeo and Juliet to resent him.

Nurse- Juliet's wet nurse and closest friend. Nurse helps Juliet with her relationship with Romeo, until Lord Capulet announces the wedding of Juliet and Paris. Provides comic relief and some suspense. Enjoys being in the spotlight and agitating others.


Romeo- Son of Lord Montague and Lady Montague. Falls in love with Juliet. He is impulsive, shallow, and obsessive.

Balthasar- Romeo's friend and a servant in the house of Montague.

Abram- Servant in the house of Montague.

Benvolio- Romeo's cousin. Tries to quell fights and is Romeo's friend.

Lord Montague- Romeo's father.

Lady Montague- Romeo's mother, dies from greif at the end of the play following Romeo's death.

Mercutio- Romeo's close friend. Mercutio provies comic relief in the play, and trys to cheer Romeo up when he's down. He gets cocky around Capulets.


Friar Laurence- A Christian friar who agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret in hopes of bringing the two families together in peace. The friar makes numerous poor decisions in order to cover up the marraige rather then comming out and admitting the truth. In the long run this leads to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.

Prince Escalus- Reins over Verona, pestered by the violent outbursts between Montague and Capulet.