OTHER CHARACTERSFriar Lawrence Nurse Escalus, The Prince of Verona
Summary Juliet and Romeo are rivals but they are in love. Their families don’taccept their relationship and that causes serious problems, fights and deaths.Because of that, Juliet decides to pretend her death. But this plan doesn’t workand accidentally, Romeo kills himself because he thinks that Juliet is dead.Finally, when Juliet wakes up, she kills herself, too.
Main charactersRomeo: He’s the heir of Lord and LadyMontague. He’s about sixteen and he ishandsome and intelligent. He loves Juliet.
Juliet: Lord and Lady Capulet’s daughter. She’sa beautiful teenager (13 years old). She lovesRomeo.
Lawrence: He’s the friar that tried to helpRomeo and Juliet.
Mercutio: Kinsman to the prince and Romeo’sclose friend. He has got a vivid imaginationand thinks love is to have sex.
Tybalt: Juliet’s cousin. He thinks everyMontague has to die.
Escalus: He’s the Prince of Verona. He has tokeep the town in peace.
Why is it a tragedy ? It’s a tragedy because the main charactersRomeo and Juliet and some other secondary characters die because of a prohibited loverelationship. But on the other hand , it’s also a comedy because it has got ‘funny’ parts.