Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo is romantic.
“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs”.
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Romeo is hotheaded.
“fie-ey’d fury be my conduct now!”.
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Romeo is respected.
“a virtuous and well-governed youth”.
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Romeo is childlike.
Friar Lawerence - “thy love did read by rote”.
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Romeo shows the theme of love.
When romeo thinks he’s in love with Rosaline, his language is negative and glum. He’s in “sadness”. His love for Juliet makes him happy and excited - he uses images of brightness. “brught angel”.
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Romeo shows the theme of conflict.
He isn't usually a fighter and doesnt want to fight without reason, in contrast to a character like Tybalt. But when Romeo does fight out of revenege for Mercutio, his violence is wild and unstoppable.
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Romeo shows the theme of fate.
Thinks he can feel “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars” and worries that fate is against him. This darkens the atmosphere of the play, but also suggests that he wont accept responsibility for his own decisions. He thinks that he is “fourtunes”
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Juliet is beautiful.
"The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars".
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Juliet is romantic.
"My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep: the more I give to thee The more I have, for both are infinite.".
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Juliet is independent.
"My dismal scene I needs must act alone".
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Juliet is brave.
"Go, get thee hence, for I will not away".
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Juliet shows the theme of love.
Romeo and Juliet show a strong love but also immature madness.
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Juliet links to the context of Women's place in society.
Juliets rebelling against society's expectations and her family. Parents would have been very angry and doesn't tell her parents that she is already married to Romeo.
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Juliet's no fool.
"O swear not by the moon, th'inconstant moon".
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Mercutio is lively.
"You have dancing shoes With nimble soles".
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Mercutio is talkative.
"Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace. Thou talk'st of nothing".
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Mercutio fear over sexual desire in queen man.
"This is the hag...That presses them and learns them first to bear".
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Mercutio shows the theme of love.
Mercutio's attitude towards love is cynical and a bit rude - he tells Romeo to stop being so soppy. He also makes a lot of sexual jokes, which contrast with Romeo's romantic view of love.
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Mercutios love is full of wordplay and crazy ideas, even when he knows he's dying.
"Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man" - "grave" has a double meaning.
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Mercutio shows the theme of honour.
Mercutio should have been able to walk away from the fight, but he died because he was fighting to protect Romeo's honour. Shakespeare was criticising the importance of honour and showing how pointless it is.
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Mercutio is a down to earth character.
"If love be rough with you, be rough with love".
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Tybalt is aggressive.
"talk of peace? I hate the word".
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Tybalt is loyal.
"Now by the stock and honour of my kin".
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Tybalt has a nicer nice and is loved by the Capulets.
The nurse calls him an "honest gentleman" and "the best friend I had".
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Tybalt shows the theme of honour.
Shakespeare uses Tybalt's character to show how destructive honour can be if its taken to extremes.
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Benvolio and Tybalt show conflict.
Contrast between them both shows that the anger of the feud is impossible to stop. Benvolio tries to be peaceful, but Tybalt's aggression is stronger.
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Benvolio is peaceful.
"I do but keep the peace, put up thy sword"
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Benvolio is kind.
"What sadness lengthens Romeo"s hours?".
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Benvolio is a good friend.
He tells Romeo to "be gone, away!" after he's killed Tybalt, and stays to explain what's happened to the prince.
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Montague is a concerned father.
"Could we but learn from whence his sorrows grow".
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Montague is Capulet's enemy.
"Thou villain Capulet!".
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Lady Montague is peaceful.
"Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe.".
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Lady Montague is emotional.
"Grief of my son's exile hath stopp'd her breath.".
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Lady Montague cares about Romeo.
She's worried about Romeo and relieved that Romeo "was not at his fray".
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Montague's are distant to Romeo.
"Black and portentous must this humour prove".
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Lady Capulet is ambitious.
"share all that he doth possess".
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Lady Capulet is unforgiving.
"We will have vengeance for it".
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Lady Capulet isn't a great mother to Juliet.
She asks the nurse to "come back again" when she's talking to Juliet alone as she feels awkward.
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Capulet is bossy.
"Peace, you mumbling fool!".
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Capulet is violent.
"My fingers itch".
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Capulet relates to the context and a women's place in society.
Juliet's relationship with her parents shows a lot about the way women were expected to behave in the 16th century. They 'belonged' to their father or husband, like land or money, and were expected to do as they were told.
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Capulet is nice when the audience first here as he tells Tybalt to let Romeo stay about the party.
"Am I the master here, or you? Go to.".
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The Nurse is affectionate.
"Thou wast the prettiest babe that e'er I nursed".
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The Nurse is vulgar.
"Now by my maidenhead at twelve years old".
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The nurse shows the theme of love.
She makes sexual jokes and puns, such as "you shall bear the burden soon at night" - this brings humour to the play. She represents a physical attitude towards love that contrasts with Juliet's innocent romance.
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The Nurse lets Juliet down.
Juliet calls the nurse a "Ancient damnation! O most wicked fiend!" because the Nurse sides against Juliet and sides with her parents.
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Friar Lawerence is respected.
"O Lord, I could have stayed here all the night To hear good counsel.".
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Friar Lawerence is wise.
"love moderately; long love doth so.".
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Friar Lawerence is reckless.
"I do spy a kind of hope which craves as desperate an execution".
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Friar Lawerence is cowardly.
"I dare no longer stay".
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Paris is respectable.
"The gallant, young, and noble gentleman".
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Paris is polite.
"But now my lord, what say you to my suit?".
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Paris shows the theme of love.
Paris is Romeo's rival for Juliet's love. Paris asks Capulet for permission and is polite. Romeo seems more passionate and wild by comparison. However, Paris ends up dying for his love of Juliet too - Romeo stabs him at her tomb.
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The Prince has a lot of power and authority.
"Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground and hear the sentence of your moved prince".
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The Prince shows the theme of conflict.
Although he is powerful, he can't escape the violence of the feud and he cannot stop it. His relatives Paris and Mercutio get killed - which highlights how strong the feud is.
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