He is notable only in that he is the only confirmed by Shakespeare to be present. He curses the feud that kills Romeo and Juliet whom he really feels sad for, just before the Lords come to peace with each other. In Act 1, Scene 3, she speaks to Juliet about the marriage of her daughter and Paris, we see this as she compares him to a book, and Juliet is the cover. Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee. Due to his reckless and flamboyant personality, Mercutio is one of Shakespeare's most popular characters. Lady Montague Lady Montague is the matriarch of the family and is mother to Romeo.
She was raised by the Nurse, and that is the only person whom she feels comfortable with. This time, Capulet thinks it's a good idea, because he is ignorant to Juliet's love affair with Romeo. Escalus is the voice of authority in Verona. He first punishes Capulet and Montague for the quarrel between Tybalt, Benvolio, and a handful of servants. He wishes Benvolio better luck. He says his consent to the marriage depends upon what she wants and tells Count Paris that if he wants to marry Juliet he should wait a while then ask her. It is that juxtaposition that speaks to the strength of Juliet's character.
Benvolio spends most of Act I attempting to distract his cousin from his infatuation with , but following the first appearance of Mercutio in I. Is about sixteen years old. That of course changes the second she meets Romeo Montague, despite the fact that his family and her family are bitter rivals. She appears twice within the play: in act one, scene one she first restrains Montague from entering the quarrel himself, and later speaks with Benvolio about the same quarrel. He makes fun of Romeo when he finds out about his love for Juliet. However, Romeo doesn't feel very close to her as he is unable to seek advice from her.
She is definitely estranged and aloof towards her only child. Benvolio tries to be a good influence on Romeo, persuading him to forget about the erstwhile Rosaline. When Romeo Montague and his friends crash Capulet's masked ball, Juliet's cousin Tybalt is ready to fight Romeo. They fight, and Romeo kills Paris. Her parents threaten to disown or cut ties with her if she will not agree to the marriage. Romeo is of House Montague and Juliet is a Capulet.
She lost her own daughter when she was an infant, so she treats Juliet like her family. And then there is his anguish. In addition to the play's protagonists, and , the play contains roles for members of their respective families and households; Prince Escalus, the city's ruler, and his kinsman, ; and various unaffiliated characters such as and the. Lord Montague Lord Montague is the father of our hero Romeo. I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, Or never after look me in the face And you be mine, I'll give you to my friend; And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets! He is not interested in the feud and thinks his love Juliet may help end the family feud. Mercutio is extremely witty and very crude.
Right from the start of the play, he seems like a pretty good dad who cares about the welfare of his son. It is he who asks Lord Montague for his hand to end the feud between their families. In addition to threatening to turn her out, he threatens to sentence her to rot away in prison if she does not obey her parents' orders. E instructions; - A family tree template and character list; - A challenging and thought-provoking worksheet, and an answer sheet for the teacher. Included in this resource pack are: - A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - Resources for the reading and interpreting activity - full scene transcript with space for notes; - A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with P. Students also produce a family tree to demonstrate the relationships between the characters, using colourful and interesting images and resources. However, his feelings for Rosaline disappear instantly at the mere sight of young Juliet at the Capulet masked ball.
He's an all or nothing kind of guy. Benvolio and Romeo are both friends of , a kinsman to Prince Escalus. She is literally willing to give up her entire life for Romeo, including her great wealth, her family and her Nurse. All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation. Thus, because the first time we hear of Mercutio he is associated with Valentine, rather than Juliet, he is changed from a rival to a friend and brotherly figure of Romeo. When Juliet tells her father that she does not want to marry Paris, he takes great umbrage with his daughter. Later Friar Laurence runs past Balthasar and asks him where Romeo is.
We see that in full form when he kills Tybalt. It's his idea of true love that beckons him to Juliet's balcony, even though he is essentially risking his life. Alone, the innocent Friar gives us with his about plants and their similarities to humans. So even though Mercutio is a tough-talking, sword-wielding kind of guy, his goal is to keep peace among the families. But Lady Capulet gives Juliet absolutely no support or sympathy.