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JULIET ROMEO Romeo is the son of Lord and Lady Montague and therefore part of a wealthy family At the start of the play we see him as quite a serious young man whose unrequited love for Rosaline has made him depressed and isolated His character changes when he meets Juliet however he doesn t seem to grow out of his immaturity as Juliet does He acts without thinking when he kills Tybalt in revenge for Mercutio s death but this also shows how much he cares for his friend On learning he has been exiled he behaves in a dramatic and childish manner towards Friar Lawrence He returns to Verona when he learns that Juliet has died killing Paris at the tomb before ending his own life Infatuation Desperate Depressed Love sick Rash Loyal Loving Devoted Brooding Reckless Immature Selfish Revengeful Fickle Young Foolish Passionate Superficial Poetic Impulsive Idealist Affectionate Isolated Promiscuous Irrational Emotional Juliet is a 13 year old girl not yet 14 She is the daughter of the Capulets She grows up at an incredible speed across the course of the play particularly after she meets Romeo She has a lot to deal with when her parents abandon her and she feels like she has no choice but to take the Friar s potion and leave them forever Although at first she seems sheltered and innocent she quickly becomes brave and courageous when faced with the challenges that she has to deal with Young Sensitive Resourceful Challenging Demure Innocent Independent Loyal Courage Fortitude Clever Innocent Confident Na ve Rebellious Idealist Sheltered Loving Capable Rational Rash Resolved Childish Impatient Impetuous Frivolous coddled
JULIET  ROMEO                               Romeo is the son of Lord and Lady Montague, and therefore part of a wealthy fa...

 

MERCUTIO TYBALT Tybalt is Juliet s cousin He is fiercely loyal to his family and is quick to get angry if he feels that his family has been affronted He believes that fighting and violence is a way of resolving issues He accidentally kills Mercutio whilst attempting to fight Romeo which results in his own death by Romeo s hand Macho Fiery Challenge Violent Unpredictable Aggressive Swordsman Angry Resentful Stubborn Protective Vengeful Active Malevolent Hot headed Manipulative Antagonist He is one of the Prince s kinsmen and Romeo s best friend Mercutio is a temperamental character who switches between anger and frustration and jokes and laughter very quickly He can be very violent and aggressive His death pushes the play to its tragic end His attitude to love contrasts with Romeo s Light hearted Rage Violent Banter Courage Aggressive Loyal Devoted Bawdy Entertaining Funny Mocking Cynical Hostile Vulgar Antagonistic Courage
MERCUTIO  TYBALT                   Tybalt is Juliet   s cousin. He is fiercely loyal to his family and is quick to get ang...
FRIAR LAWRENCE NURSE She is Juliet s mother figure as she has brought her up from a baby She arranges for Juliet to marry Romeo When Romeo is banished she suggests that Juliet should marry Paris which is the last straw for Juliet who then feels like there is no one left to support her She is often crude and makes rude and bawdy comments Sexual banter Fickle Maternal Coarse Kind Loving Comic Bawdy Inappropriate Teasing Selfish Sentimental Protective Confidante A priest who is Romeo s adviser Romeo respects and values his opinion He believes that Rome and Juliet s marriage will bring the families together He comes up with both of the plans to help Romeo and Juliet He abandons Juliet at the tomb at the end of the play Wise Deception Trustworthy Dependable Secretive Respected Father like Paternal Well meaning Encouraging Na ve Meddling Concerned Generous
FRIAR LAWRENCE  NURSE                     She is Juliet   s mother figure as she has brought her up from a baby. She arran...
LORD CAPULET Juliet s father At first he is prepared to let Juliet marry who she wants but changes his mind later in the play He makes all the decisions within the household His moods change quickly He is grief stricken at Juliet s death Harsh Cold Jovial Sociable Domineering Commanding Controlling Patriarchal Loving Caring Understanding LADY CAPULET Much younger than her husband and a young mother Spends much less time with Juliet than the Nurse She follows Capulet s orders Her lack of maternal instinct can be held responsible for Juliet s actions Unsupportive Cold Fierce Calculating Vain Neglectful Detached Uncompassionate Ineffectual Vengeful Disinterested Unloving
LORD CAPULET                        Juliet   s father. At first he is prepared to let Juliet marry who she wants, but chan...
PARIS Paris wants to marry Juliet and although denied at first is later given permission to do so by Lord Capulet Paris never even gets a smile from Juliet He guards Juliet s tomb at the end of the play and even dies doing so He never realises that Romeo and Juliet have a relationship BENVOLIO Suffers Genuine Affection Well meaning Blind Egotistical Basic Conventional Noble Benvolio is a member of the Montague family Benvolio is the Peacekeeper who dislikes the violence and arguing between the two families He is a kind character who comforts Romeo when he is sad about Rosaline He is the one that always tries to explain sense and reason He foreshadows Mercutio s death when he suggests that they shouldn t be on the streets as it is too hot Mild mannered Well intentioned Peacemaker Mature Sense Reason Mediator Compassionate Trustworthy Friend Counsellor Problem solving Observant Stability Serious Faithful Sensitive Peaceful
PARIS                   Paris wants to marry Juliet and, although denied at first, is later given permission to do so by L...
ACT 1 ACT 2 ACT 3 ACT 4 ACT 5 Track a character across the 5 acts Use the interesting words from your character cards to show their character traits at each point in the play Add a quote to show this
ACT 1  ACT 2  ACT 3  ACT 4  ACT 5  Track a character across the 5 acts. Use the interesting words from your character card...