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ROMEO AND JULIET: FREE STUDY GUIDE / BOOK SUMMARY
A friend, guide, confidante, and educator of Juliet. She has raised Juliet and is truly fond of her. She is a realist, who is fond of talking and joking. She often provides comic relief to the play.
One of the two major families of Verona. They are bitter enemies of the Capulets.
One of the two major families of Verona. They are bitter enemies of the Montagues.
The Prince of Verona. He is tired of the fighting in his city and threatens anyone who disturbs the peace with death.
A young nobleman and kinsman of the Prince. He is handsome and courteous and favorable to the Capulets. They arrange for Juliet to marry him since they do not realize she is married to Romeo.
A nephew of Montague and a friend of Romeo.
A relative of the Prince, who relies on satire and serves as comic relief to the melancholy mood of Romeo. He is responsible for making the young lovers aware of the practical aspects of love.
Lady Capuletís nephew, who is quick to anger. He constantly provokes Romeo to fight. In the end, Romeo kills him.
A Friar in the same church as Friar Lawrence. He is sent to deliver a message to Romeo in Mantua about Friar Lawrenceís plan for the lovers.
The young wife of Capulet, who has an ugly temper. She is humbled by the death of her daughter Juliet.
The wife of Montague who hates the violence that plagues Verona. When she learns of the suicide of her son Romeo, she grieves herself to death and becomes another victim of the old family conflict.
Servant to Romeo.
Samson and Gregory
Servants to the Capulets.
Servant to Julietís nurse. He helps keep the family quarrel alive.
Servant to the Montagues. He also helps keep the family quarrel alive.
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