Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet In the story, "Romeo and Juliet", many characters have important things to say, or quotes. These quotes describe the characters in different ways.
Romeo is lovesick for a lady named Rosaline, and cannot get over her or her beauty. He is also seemingly depressed that she does not love him back. Juliet is a Capulet, and a young girl of the age of 13. She is the daughter of the royal lord and lady Capulet. She meets Romeo at the feast, which later becomes her true love. Benvolio is the Montague who tries to break up the fight between Sampson and Gregory in the beginning of the story.
Lord Capulet is the king of Verona, father of Juliet. He is a good father, and protective of young Juliet. He does not want her marrying Paris anytime soon, because she is so young. Lady Capulet is the queen of Verona, mother of Juliet. On the other hand, she is eager to see her daughter, Juliet, marry Paris. Tybalt is the nephew of Lord Capulet and Juliet's older cousin.He is a skilled swordsman, and seems to be aggressive and cocky.
Lord Montague is Romeo's father, the patriarch of the Montague clan.He is a bitter enemy of the Capulet family. Lady Montague is Romeo's mother and Lord Montague's wife. She died of grief after Romeo was exiled from Verona. Mercutio is kinsman to the prince, and Romeo's close friend. He is full of imagination and at times strange.
"With this night's revels and expire the term Of a despised life...by some vile forfeit of untimely death."~Romeo "My only love, sprung from my only hate!"~Juliet "Do but keep the peace...Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me."~Benvolio
Paris is a young, handsome gentleman who is in love with Juliet, and wants to ask for her hand in marriage. He is handsome, wealthy and kinsman to the prince. The prince of Verona is kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. He is concerned about maintaining public peace at all costs. The nurse is the servant and a guardian of Juliet, and has been with her since she was born.
"But saying o'er what I have said before-let two summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be a bride."~Lord Capulet "Marry, that 'marry' is the very theme I came to talk of. Tell me daughter, Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married?"~Lady Capulet "I will withdraw; but this intrusion shall, Now seemingly sweet, convert to the bitt'rest gall."~Tybalt
"He's been seen there many mornings, crying tears that add drops to the morning dew...but as soon as the sun rises in the east, my sad son comes home to escape the light."~Lord Montague "Thou shall not stir a foot to seek a foe."~Lady Montague "And, to sink in it, should you burden love;Too great oppression for a tender thing."~Mercutio
"Of honourable reckoning are you both: And pity 'tis you lived at odds so long..."~Paris "Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, profaners of this neighbour-stained steel..."~Prince "Even or odd, of all the days in the year, come Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen..."~Nurse
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