The Capulets and Montagues are possibly the most famous families in English literature and the main Romeo and Juliet characters are still an important part of today’s popular culture. Today, young lovers are nicknamed "Romeo" and "Juliet" – characters described in the play as "two star-crossed lovers". This guide provides analysis and commentary on all the main Romeo and Juliet characters and is a perfect place to start your study.
Romeo is son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. He’s a handsome man of about sixteen who falls easily in and out of love demonstrating his immaturity.
Juliet is the daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. At thirteen, Juliet is beautiful and at a marriageable age. Before meeting Romeo, She has thought little about love and marriage but her parents are keen for her to marry a man with good prospects.