Study Guide

Romeo and Juliet Characters

By William Shakespeare

Romeo

Romeo: literature's greatest lover… or literature's greatest player? Sure, his name has...

Juliet

Poor Juliet. Not only does she end up dead, she doesn't get nearly the love that Romeo does....

Rosaline

Rosaline is the gorgeous and aloof woman Romeo crushes on until he meets the love of his life,...

Mercutio

Mercutio is Romeo's sword-fight loving BFF, and you probably won't be surprised to find out that...

Benvolio Montague

Benvolio, whose name literally means "good will," is a classic nice guy: stuck playing the...

Tybalt Capulet

Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, i.e. a Capulet. After he kills Romeo's BFF, Mercutio, in a street...

The Nurse

Even a tragedy needs some comic relief, and who better than Juliet's bawdy, lower-class nurse?...

Friar Laurence

A mentor to both Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence constantly advises them to act with more...

Lord Capulet

Lord Capulet (a.k.a. Capulet) is Juliet's daddy. At first, he seems like a pretty good dad. When...

Lady Capulet

Like many other mothers of teens, Lady Capulet has her hands full with Juliet. Sure, Lady Capulet...

Paris

All you have to do to see why Paris (the guy who wears down Juliet's dad until he agrees to let...

The Prince of Verona

The Prince of Verona wan peace, but he can't restrain the violence between the Montagues and the...