Romeo and Juliet Characters

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  • Created on: 01-03-19 13:48
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  • Characters
    • Romeo
      • romeo begins the play by being a typical depressed teen suffering from unrequited love for Rosaline. His cousin Benvolio and his friend
      • Quotes
        • Do I live dead, that live tell it now
          • forshadowing, harmatia
        • being purg'd, a fire sparkling in lover's eyes. Being vex'd, a sea norish'd with loving tears
          • this oxymoron shows pathos, maturity and love is confusing. shows dichotomy of love.
        • O brawling love, O loving hate
          • oxymoron, could be referring to the conflict between Monatgue and Capulet
      • Status
        • Romeo is upper class but later gets exiled for killing Tybalt
    • Juliet
      • Juliet is a girl, entering the world of marriage. Her family has decided she will marry County Paris, yet Juliet is passionately in love with Romeo, a boy from the other house, Montague, so their marriage must be kept a secret
      • Quotes
        • My only love has sprung from my only hate
          • this shows Juliet has been raised to hate the Montagues, and she feels the frustration of loving one
        • Wherefore art thou Romeo!
          • contrary to popular belief, this quote actually shows the frustration of loving a Montague. In modern english, this would say "Why is your name Romeo"
        • O happy dagger!
          • This shows Juliet is willing to sacrifice her life for love, showing her immaturity
      • Status
        • Juliet is the daughter of a lord, making her upper class, and rich, landed gentry
    • Lady Capulet and Capulet
      • Lady Capulet and Capulet are the parents of Juliet. They are extremely wealthy, and are in intense conflict with the Montague household. they both are fixated on Juliet making a socially advantageous marriage to County Paris. Juliet's father gets very angry when Juliet expresses her wishes against marriage, while her mother is more sympathetic, she agrees with her husband
      • Status
        • The Capulets are very upper class, they own half of Verona, and are in a violent feud with the Montagues
      • Quotes
        • "Am  I the master here, or are you"~Capulet
          • This quote shows Capulet is asserting his authority after being disobeyed, showing his high sense of self importance
        • She is the hopeful lady of my earth~Capulet
          • This quote shows that Juliet is Capulet's only daughter, and he is fiercely protective of her
        • disobedient wretch!~Capulet
          • this shows the lack of respect Capulet has for Juliet, as he refuses to negotiate with her over her own marriage
        • Be quiet nurse. ~Lady Capulet
          • This shows the authority of Lady Capulet, while also highlighting the lack of a motherly bond between Juliet and Lady Capulet, so Lady C could be feeling some jealousy toward the nurse
    • Lady Montague and Monatgue
      • Lady Montague and Montague are the parents of Romeo, and are involved in a violent feud with the Capulets. Often, the Prince has to get involved with the fights. Because the prince was a monarch, he was able to threaten death and the Montagues
      • Status
        • The Montagues are of equal status to the Capulets, which is a contributing factor as to why
          • The Capulets are very upper class, they own half of Verona, and are in a violent feud with the Montagues
      • Quotes
        • Thou villain Capulet!
          • Shows the hatred at Capulet, villain was a harsh insult
        • I neither know it nor can learn of it
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        • What further woe conspires against mine age
          • Shows the ancient grudge is causing Capulet to be come weary and tired, implies he wants peace
    • Mercutio
      • Mercutio Loyal,' 'devoted,' 'funny' and 'witty' are just a few of the words that describe Romeo's best friend,Mercutio, in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. He is neither a Montague nor a Capulet, but he is more than just an interested party in the epic family feud.
      • Status
        • Mercutio is not a Montague or a Capulet, but an upper class kings man who is interested in the feud
      • Quotes
        • I see Queen Mab hath been with you tonight
          • mercutio dismisses Romeo's love sickness as lust, becuase he believes queen
        • A Plague on both your houses
          • As he dies, Mercutio decided both houses are equally to blame for his death, shows the pain he feels, physically as well as emotionally
        • Romeo! Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover!
          • This is Mercutio mocking Romeo, deciding his love for Rosaline is lust

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