Love's Labour's Lost | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Love's Labour's Lost | Characters

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Berowne Berowne is an argumentative and witty nobleman, and one of the three lords who take the king's oath. Read More
King of Navarre Ferdinand, the King of Navarre, is an ambitious, scholarly, and very impractical man. Read More
Rosaline Rosaline is one of the Princess of France's ladies and the object of Berowne's affection. Read More
Princess of France The Princess of France arrives in Navarre for political reasons but soon finds herself the focus of the King of Navarre's romantic intentions. Read More
Don Armado Don Armado, a Spaniard with a tendency to use overly elaborate speech, falls in love with the dairy maid Jaquenetta. Read More
Boyet Boyet is an older French lord who accompanies the Princess of France on her diplomatic mission to Navarre and acts as her advisor.
Costard Costard is typical of Shakespeare's clowns—an uneducated, unrefined character whose lack of sophistication is mocked yet endearing.
Dull Anthony Dull, the constable, lives up to his name as he generally fails to understand what is going on, including the other characters' wordplay.
Dumaine Dumaine is one of the three lords who swears to the King of Navarre's oath to avoid women, but he falls in love with Katherine and sends her a very simple ode expressing his love.
Forester A forester acts as guide to the Princess of France as she seeks to shoot a deer during a hunting trip.
Holofernes Holofernes is a pretentious schoolmaster who, impressed by his own learning, uses such complicated and Latin-infused language he is nearly impossible to understand.
Jaquenetta Jaquenetta is a simple dairy maid with whom Armado falls desperately in love.
Katherine Katherine is one of the ladies who accompanies the Princess of France and is romantically matched with Dumaine.
Longaville Longaville is one of the three lords who joins the King of Navarre's oath to avoid women, but he falls in love with Maria and sends her a love sonnet.
Marcade Marcade is a messenger from France who arrives to tell the princess her father is dead.
Maria Maria is one of the ladies who accompanies the Princess of France and is romantically matched with Longaville.
Mote Mote (sometimes spelled "Moth" or referred to as "Boy") is a witty boy who acts as Armado's page, relentlessly mocking Armado at every opportunity.
Nathaniel Nathaniel, the curate (clergyman) of Navarre, is impressed by Holofernes's amazing intellect and tries to keep up with the schoolmaster's displays of verbal prowess.
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