In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet we meet a lot of characters. You can find an overview of them at the bottom of this page (Fig. 1).
We also give you a characterization of the young lovers’ parents - the Capulets and the Montagues - and discuss the role of parents in the play. On top of this, we explore the importance of surrogate parents in Romeo and Juliet.
In the following pages, you can find a detailed characterisation of the characters mentioned above. And here below we have made an overview of the central characters of the play. Click it for a larger image.