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Professor Regina Buccola of Roosevelt University explains the main characters in William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.
|Juliet||Juliet is the 13-year-old daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet and eventual wife of Romeo. She kills herself rather than live without her husband. Read More||gentle, eager, impatient, rash, romantic, willful, steadfast|
|Romeo||Romeo is the son of Lord and Lady Montague and eventual husband of Juliet. He kills himself rather than live without his wife. Read More||sensitive, poetic, foolish, gentlemanly, passionate|
|Lord Capulet||Lord Capulet is Juliet's father. Read More||social, paternal, stern|
|Friar Lawrence||Friar Lawrence is a brother of the Franciscan order, Romeo's confessor, and a guide and advisor to Romeo and Juliet. Read More||kind, wise, spiritual, healer, counselor, religious|
|Mercutio||Mercutio is a friend of Romeo's and a kinsman (relative) of the prince, murdered by Tybalt. Read More||witty, sarcastic, fun-loving, hot-tempered|
|Nurse||The nurse is Juliet's caretaker. Read More||protective, loyal, strong-willed, confident, critical, intelligent|
|Paris||Paris is a count, kinsman to the prince, suitor of Juliet, and murder victim of Romeo. Read More||sincere, conventional, ceremonious|
|Abram||Abram is a servant in the Montague household.||haughty, trustworthy|
|The Apothecary||The apothecary is an impoverished chemist from whom Romeo buys illegal poison.||impoverished, beggarly|
|Balthasar||Balthasar is Romeo's servant. He reports Juliet's supposed death to Romeo.||servile, fearful, kind|
|Benvolio||Benvolio is Romeo's friend and cousin and Lord Montague's nephew.||wise, logical, sensitive, temperate, honest|
|Chorus||The chorus provides commentary that helps the audience interpret the play.|
|Friar John||Friar John is a brother of the Franciscan order, sent with news to Romeo but prevented from reaching him.||friendly, helpful|
|Gregory||Gregory is a servant in the Capulet household.||irritable, lewd|
|Lady Capulet||Lady Capulet is Juliet's mother.||forthright, reserved|
|Lady Montague||Lady Montague is Romeo's mother, who dies of grief over her son's banishment.||soft-spoken|
|Lord Montague||Lord Montague is Romeo's father.||anxious, fatherly|
|Peter||Peter is a servant in the Capulet household who assists the nurse.||cranky, humorous|
|The Prince||Prince Escalus is the prince of Verona.||just, royal, lawful|
|Rosaline||Rosaline is the beautiful girl Romeo initially falls for, but she has sworn off boys and taken a vow of chastity. Although we never actually see or hear from Rosaline, she serves an integral role as the impetus for Romeo and Juliet's initial encounter.|
|Sampson||Sampson is a servant in the Capulet household.||quarrelsome, rough, bawdy|
|Tybalt||Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, Lady Capulet's nephew, murderer of Mercutio, and murder victim of Romeo.||conceited, violent, passionate, troublemaker, swordsman|