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William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet contains a diverse cast of characters. In addition . In Act 1, Scene 3, she speaks to Juliet about the marriage of her daughter and Paris, we see this as she compares him to a book, and Juliet is the cover. Both Gregory and Sampson appear to be friends of their master Tybalt's. and find homework help for other Romeo and Juliet questions at eNotes. In the first scene, two Capulet servants, Sampson and Gregory, are ready to fight. A summary of Act 1, scene 1 in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Sampson and Gregory, two servants of the house of Capulet, stroll through the.
The Friar helps her a great deal, and you think he really understands Romeo and Juliet, but he in turn fails Juliet in Act 5, scene 3. He is fine until now to help the lovers be together, but when it comes to him nearly being caught out, he just tries to run away from the situation.
In this play of overflowing love and passion we are introduced to a character very different from all the others — Paris. Paris is an altogether good man, who is genuinely in love with Juliet and is the only one genuinely upset when she dies. Here there is another situation of unrequited love for Juliet from Paris.
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Another character apart from Romeo and Juliet who is also driven by great passions and love is Tybalt. Tybalt shows the greatest passion for hate. He is a very passionate character who also shows a tremendous amount of familial love, because he is prepared to fight and in turn die for his family. Mercutio is also another one of these characters. The mood in the scenes in which we see Romeo and Juliet together, contrast with the atmosphere of most the other scenes in the play, because of their feelings for each other.
They are the two main characters who are star-crossed lovers, so obviously their scenes are going to be much more romantic and intense with passion for love than any other. Their scenes are also more calmer, relaxed and create a pleasant, positive atmosphere, whereas the rest are mainly to do with the family feud or other less positive things such as the arranged marriage.
In the balcony scene Act 2, scene 2you can tell that they both see their love as more important than any ancient family feud.
By the end of the play Romeo and Juliet have changed quite a bit. Romeo went from being almost in a state of depression, to this fiery most positive character.
Juliet was quite childish at the beginning of the play, because she does exactly what she was told by her parents.
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You could say that both character stayed childish right till the end, because of the way they hid everything from most people because they were too scared to come out. He appears as an elderly man sitting with Capulet in the feast. House of Montague[ edit ] The Montague family in Italian, "Montecchi" was an actual political faction of the 13th century. Lord Montague[ edit ] The father of Romeo. Presumably, he is also wealthy, and is always in feud with Capulet. Montague clearly loves his son deeply and at the beginning of the play, worries for him as he recounts to Benvolio his attempts to find out the source of his depression.
He wishes Benvolio better luck. After Romeo kills Tybalt, Montague pleads with the Prince to spare him of execution as Romeo did only what the law would have done, since Tybalt killed Mercutio. He appears again at the end of the play to mourn Romeo, having already lost his wife to grief. Lady Montague[ edit ] Montague's wife is the matriarch of the house of Montague, and the mother of Romeo and aunt of Benvolio.
She appears twice within the play: She returns with her husband and the Prince in act three, scene one to see what the trouble is, and is there informed of Romeo's banishment. She dies of grief offstage soon after mentioned in act five. She is very protective of her son Romeo and is very happy when Benvolio tells her that Romeo was not involved in the brawl that happened between the Capulets and Montagues.
However, Romeo doesn't feel very close to her as he is unable to seek advice from her. As with Capulet's wife, calling her "Lady Montague" is a later invention not supported by the earliest texts. Romeo An oil painting by Ford Madox Brown depicting Romeo and Juliet's famous balcony scene In the beginning of the play, Romeo pines for an unrequited loveRosaline. To cheer him up, his cousin and friend Benvolio and Mercutio take him to the Capulets' celebration in disguise, where he meets and falls in love with the Capulets' only daughter, Juliet.
Later that night, he and Juliet meet secretly and pledge to marry, despite their families' long-standing feud. They marry the following day, but their union is soon thrown into chaos by their families; Juliet's cousin Tybalt duels and kills Romeo's friend Mercutio, throwing Romeo into such a rage that he kills Tybalt, and the Prince of Verona subsequently banishes him.
Meanwhile, Juliet's father plans to marry her off to Paris, a local aristocratwithin the next few days, threatening to turn her out on the streets if she doesn't follow through. Desperate, Juliet begs Romeo's confidant, Friar Laurence, to help her to escape the forced marriage. Laurence does so by giving her a potion that puts her in a deathlike coma. The plan works, but too soon for Romeo to learn of it; he genuinely believes Juliet to be dead, and so resolves to commit suicide, by drinking the bottle of poison illegally bought from the Apothecary upon hearing the news of Juliet's "death".
Romeo's final words were "Thus with a kiss I die". Benvolio He is Montague's nephew and Romeo 's cousin. Benvolio and Romeo are both friends of Mercutioa kinsman to Prince Escalus. Benvolio seems to have little sympathy with the feud, trying unsuccessfully to back down from a fight with Tybalt, and the duels that end in Mercutio and Tybalt's death.
Benvolio spends most of Act I attempting to distract his cousin from his infatuation with Rosalinebut following the first appearance of Mercutio in I. In that scene, he drags the fatally wounded Mercutio offstage, before returning to inform Romeo of Mercutio's death and the Prince of the course of Mercutio's and Tybalt's deaths.
Benvolio then disappears from the play though, as a Montague, he may implicitly be included in the stage direction in the final scene "Enter Lord Montague and others", and he is sometimes doubled with Balthasar. Though he ultimately disappears from the play without much notice, he is a crucial character if only in that he is the only child of the new generation from either family to survive the play as Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Mercutio, and Tybalt are dead.
Balthasar[ edit ] Balthasar is Romeo's servant and trusted friend. They have a brotherly relationship, which is identified when Balthasar tells Romeo that Juliet is "dead.
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Later Friar Laurence runs past Balthasar and asks him where Romeo is. Balthasar tells him that he is inside the tomb. Then the Prince calls him in and asks him questions about why was he there. This natural imagery implies that were the women are still beautiful, they are still to be used in a way that the servants would do. This is yet another technique used by Shakespeare; he uses certain people at different levels in the societal hierarchy as symbols to show the array of views throughout society.
However, Capulet does not sound as crude as Sampson and Gregory did previously, this was an acceptable view to have towards women at the time in society where as it is unacceptable now.
Shakespeare continues with his extended metaphor of nature later on the story, when Capulet is talking to Paris about him giving away her hand in marriage. When Capulet says this in the Zefferelli film, he looks across to his wife, who gives him a significant sour look. This dramatic technique shows the resentment between Lady Capulet and Capulet and we know he is talking from experience of his own arranged marriage.
It suggests humiliation of the opposite family because by pushing them from the walls in the streets. The pun is made clear through sexual gestures made by Sampson. Moreover, I believe that Shakespeare is specifically showing how men treated women at the time of the play and to some extent, still are, treated as objects that are to be used purely for the sexual pleasure of the male species.
There is a contrast of moods throughout the play. The mood created by the love between Romeo and Juliet is bright, happy, and romantic. The prevailing mood of Verona is ugly, harsh, and cruel, as evidenced in the needless conflict between the Capulets and Montagues and the action of those touched by the conflict.
The death of Romeo and Juliet creates a mood of tragedy and despair. Shakespeare is always changing the moods presented within the play; however they still all mainly revolve around love.
This contrast is not given a particular metaphoric meaning-light is not always good, and dark is not always evil.