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Romeo and Juliet Characters

County Paris is a nobleman of Verona, close kin to the Prince and to Mercutio. 

He is a suitor to the hand of Capulet’s daughter Juliet, and though he accepts that she is still young, he hopes to marry her soon all the same. He comes to visit Capulet after Tybalt’s death to see how his suit proceeds, and is soon scheduled to marry Juliet in three days. He rushes to ask Friar Laurence to officiate at the ceremony. Meeting Juliet on his way out, he is kind but possessive towards her. His wedding day is marred when the bride turns out to have died overnight. That night, he goes to pay homage at her grave, and spots Romeo breaking in. Supposing him trying to perpetrate some outrage on the dead bodies of Tybalt and Juliet, he steps forward to stop him, and is killed. Despite having kept himself aloof from the feud between the two families, he hence ends up one of its victims. He is a pleasant man of whom there seems to be no ill to tell.

 

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