9 Romeo and Juliet Characters


A group who says things at the same time


Prince of Verona


a young count, kinsman to the Prince


son of Montague


A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo's close friend.


Montague's nephew, Romeo's cousin and thoughtful friend, he makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public places, though Mercutio accuses him of having a nasty temper in private. He spends most of the play trying to help Romeo get his mind off Rosaline, even after Romeo has fallen in love with Juliet.


A Capulet, Juliet's cousin on her mother's side. Vain, fashionable, supremely aware of courtesy and the lack of it, he becomes aggressive, violent, and quick to draw his sword when he feels his pride has been injured. Once drawn, his sword is something to be feared. He loathes Montagues.

Friar Lawrence

A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Kind, civic-minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan, Friar Lawrence secretly marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona. As well as being a Catholic holy man, Friar Lawrence is also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs.


Romeo's dedicated servant, who brings Romeo the news of Juliet's death, unaware that her death is a ruse.


Servant of the Capulets


servant to Capulet


servant to Juliet's nurse


The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet.


Juliet's faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Juliet's affair with Romeo.