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Juliet
main character, lover of Romeo, a Capulet
Romeo
main character, lover of Juliet, a Montague
Capulet
Juliet's father
Montague
Romeo's father
Nurse
aide to Juliet, cares for her
Tybalt
a Capulet kinsman
Petruchio
companion of Tybalt
Sampson
servingman of Capulet
Gregory
servingman of Capulet
Peter
servingman of Capulet
Benvolio
Montague kinsman
Abram
Montague servingman
Balthasar
Montague servingman
Escalur
prince of Verona
Paris
Juliet's suitor
Mercutio
Escalur's kinsman, Romeo's friend
Friar Lawrence
local priest, gives advice to Romeo and Juliet, marries them
Apothecary
gives poison
Chorus
introduces each scene, explains plot
Friar John
friend of Friar Lawrence
attacks Benvolio when he tries to make peace
Tybalt
concerned that law is not on their side if they fight in Act 1 Scene 1
Sampson
threatens death to anyone who starts a fight
Escalus, prince of Verona
Juxtaposition
comparing 2 unlike things to emphasize how different they are
Comic relief (interlude)
a moment of humor to lighten the dark mood
profaner
one who treats something with irreverence
pernicious
very harmful
portentous
something that foreshadows a coming event, foreboding
transgression
sinning, sinfulness; crossing over a limit
languish
become languid or discouraged
disposition
personality
alderman
city official
athwart
opposing; side to side, crosswise