Ch 2: Romeo and Juliet Characters

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The 'Romeo and Juliet' Characters chapter of this 'Romeo and Juliet' by Shakespeare: Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the play's characters, including their development and functions. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with the characters in 'Romeo and Juliet.'

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters in Romeo and Juliet for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Description and analysis of the characters in Romeo and Juliet
  • How Shakespeare developed characters through dialogue
  • Foil characters in the play
  • Friar Laurence's soliloquy and letter to Romeo
  • Traits and personality of Mercutio
  • Character analysis of Paris
  • Comic relief through the Nurse
  • Profile and analysis of Tybalt and Benvolio
  • History and family trees of the Montague and Capulet families

12 Lessons in Chapter 2: Romeo and Juliet Characters
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Characters of Romeo and Juliet: Description & Analysis

1. Characters of Romeo and Juliet: Description & Analysis

The classic play 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare has deeply impacted hearts throughout the centuries. Read on to better understand the nature and motivations of these two famous lovers.

Characterization in Romeo & Juliet

2. Characterization in Romeo & Juliet

In this lesson, you will learn the techniques William Shakespeare used to develop his characters through their dialogue, and how these techniques apply specifically to the characters in 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Foil Characters in Romeo and Juliet

3. Foil Characters in Romeo and Juliet

This lesson is a brief look at foil characters in ''Romeo and Juliet''. There are several notable foil characters in the play and we will look at how their contrast with the protagonists provides insight into different situations within ''Romeo and Juliet''.

Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet: Soliloquy & Letter to Romeo

4. Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet: Soliloquy & Letter to Romeo

Friar Laurence may be the most important character in Shakespeare's play not named Romeo or Juliet. Read about the importance of Friar Laurence's soliloquy and how if a certain letter had made it to Romeo, an epic tragedy could have been avoided.

Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis, Personality & Traits

5. Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis, Personality & Traits

Every hero needs a best friend. In this lesson, we'll learn about Mercutio, Romeo's loyal comedic foil, who loses his life in a duel in order to protect the Montague name.

Paris in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis

6. Paris in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis

This lesson will explore the character of Count Paris in William Shakespeare's tragic drama ''Romeo and Juliet'', analyzing his significance to the play.

The Nurse & Comic Relief in Romeo and Juliet

7. The Nurse & Comic Relief in Romeo and Juliet

Comic relief is not often a term associated with the tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet.' However, this lesson discusses Nurse's role in relieving the tension created by the lovers in the play.

Character of Tybalt: Profile, Traits & Analysis

8. Character of Tybalt: Profile, Traits & Analysis

Tybalt Capulet really likes to fight. He looks to draw his sword any time he can. He especially hates the Montague family. Learn about Juliet's angry cousin, Tybalt, and how his quick temper turned a beautiful romance into a classic tragedy in this lesson.

Character of Benvolio: Traits, Analysis & Profile

9. Character of Benvolio: Traits, Analysis & Profile

In Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet,' we find a quiet, seemingly obscure character named Benvolio who almost solely weaves a role of stability in a tapestry of unsettled characters. We will trace Benvolio's role of peacemaker throughout this work.

The Montague Family: History & Family Tree

10. The Montague Family: History & Family Tree

The Montagues and the Capulets are the two feuding families of Verona, Italy, in William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' In this lesson, we'll take a look at the Montague clan and learn about Romeo's family tree.

The Capulet Family: Family Tree & Overview

11. The Capulet Family: Family Tree & Overview

The Capulets and the Montagues are the two rival families of Verona in William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the Capulet family tree and learn about Juliet's half of the family feud.

Romeo & Juliet Character List & Flashcards

Romeo & Juliet Character List & Flashcards

''Romeo and Juliet'' is one of the world's most tragic love stories, written by William Shakespeare. These flashcards will help you navigate the large list of characters, their contributions to the play, and how Shakespeare created such dynamic characters.

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