She is like family to the Capulets. The Nurse plays a similar role in the poem by Brooke, though she is less critical of Paris and is banished for the events that took place. The Nurse delivering her "Yet I cannot choose but laugh" line in Act I scene III in an drawing The Nurse is sent by Juliet in act two, scene four to seek out Romeo the night after their first kiss and exchange of vows.
A young man of about sixteen, Romeo is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive.
Though impulsive and immature, his idealism and passion make him an extremely likable character. He lives in the middle of a violent feud between his family and the Capulets, but he is not at all interested in violence. His only interest is love. At the beginning of the play he is madly in love with a woman named Rosaline, but the instant he lays eyes on Juliet, he falls in love with her and forgets Rosaline.
Romeo is also an affectionate and devoted friend to his relative Benvolio, Mercutio, and Friar Lawrence. Read an in-depth analysis of Romeo.
Because she is a girl in an aristocratic family, she has none of the freedom Romeo has to roam around the city, climb over walls in the middle of the night, or get into swordfights. Nevertheless, she shows amazing courage in trusting her entire life and future to Romeo, even refusing to believe the worst reports about him after he gets involved in a fight with her cousin.
Read an in-depth analysis of Juliet. Kind, civic-minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan, Friar Lawrence secretly marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona.
As well as being a Catholic holy man, Friar Lawrence is also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs. Read an in-depth analysis of Friar Lawrence. Mercutio loves wordplay, especially sexual double entendres.
He can be quite hotheaded, and hates people who are affected, pretentious, or obsessed with the latest fashions. Read an in-depth analysis of Mercutio. A vulgar, long-winded, and sentimental character, the Nurse provides comic relief with her frequently inappropriate remarks and speeches.
She provides a contrast with Juliet, given that her view of love is earthy and sexual, whereas Juliet is idealistic and intense. The Nurse believes in love and wants Juliet to have a nice-looking husband, but the idea that Juliet would want to sacrifice herself for love is incomprehensible to her.
Vain, fashionable, supremely aware of courtesy and the lack of it, he becomes aggressive, violent, and quick to draw his sword when he feels his pride has been injured. Once drawn, his sword is something to be feared.
Often prudent, he commands respect and propriety, but he is liable to fly into a rage when either is lacking. A woman who herself married young by her own estimation she gave birth to Juliet at close to the age of fourteenshe is eager to see her daughter marry Paris.
She is an ineffectual mother, relying on the Nurse for moral and pragmatic support. She dies of grief after Romeo is exiled from Verona.
Once Capulet has promised him he can marry Juliet, he behaves very presumptuous toward her, acting as if they are already married. He spends most of the play trying to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline, even after Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet.
A kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. As the seat of political power in Verona, he is concerned about maintaining the public peace at all costs. Friar John is held up in a quarantined house, and the message never reaches Romeo.
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This lesson will explore the character of Count Paris in William Shakespeare's tragic drama ''Romeo and Juliet'', analyzing his significance to the play. Character Analysis of Juliet From William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Juliet is a young girl living in Elizabethan times.
She is from a rich background. A vast bank of printable worksheet resources exploring how Shakespeare shows the changing character of Juliet.
Full scenes and language analysis of each key scene and worksheets for the scenes assessing how the character changed throughout the play. In Romeo and Juliet, you can't talk about love without talking about hate. Shakespeare loved to deal with contrasting and opposing ideas dramatically.
He explores various kinds of love through. May 09, · In Act III, Scene 1, the Prince appears when his night’s sleep is disturbed by the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt.
When he learns how the deaths have occurred, he gives his judgment of exile for Romeo.