There are a number of references in the play which confirm this.' "there is a nobleman in town, one Paris,". Nurse when speaking to Romeo in Act 2, scene 4. Relationship Status: loves Juliet. Introduction. I am Paris, a young nobleman, in love with Lord Capulet's daughter, Juliet. I am desperate to I am confronted by the Montague boy, Romeo, who I believe is to blame for Juliet's death. He killed. Count Paris or County Paris is a fictional character in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Paris is not as developed as other characters in the play, he stands as a complication in the development of Romeo and Juliet's relationship.
Montague clearly loves his son deeply and at the beginning of the play, worries for him as he recounts to Benvolio his attempts to find out the source of his depression. He wishes Benvolio better luck. After Romeo kills Tybalt, Montague pleads with the Prince to spare him of execution as Romeo did only what the law would have done, since Tybalt killed Mercutio.
He appears again at the end of the play to mourn Romeo, having already lost his wife to grief. Lady Montague[ edit ] Montague's wife is the matriarch of the house of Montague, and the mother of Romeo and aunt of Benvolio.
She appears twice within the play: She returns with her husband and the Prince in act three, scene one to see what the trouble is, and is there informed of Romeo's banishment. She dies of grief offstage soon after mentioned in act five. She is very protective of her son Romeo and is very happy when Benvolio tells her that Romeo was not involved in the brawl that happened between the Capulets and Montagues.
However, Romeo doesn't feel very close to her as he is unable to seek advice from her. As with Capulet's wife, calling her "Lady Montague" is a later invention not supported by the earliest texts. Romeo An oil painting by Ford Madox Brown depicting Romeo and Juliet's famous balcony scene In the beginning of the play, Romeo pines for an unrequited loveRosaline.
To cheer him up, his cousin and friend Benvolio and Mercutio take him to the Capulets' celebration in disguise, where he meets and falls in love with the Capulets' only daughter, Juliet. Later that night, he and Juliet meet secretly and pledge to marry, despite their families' long-standing feud. They marry the following day, but their union is soon thrown into chaos by their families; Juliet's cousin Tybalt duels and kills Romeo's friend Mercutio, throwing Romeo into such a rage that he kills Tybalt, and the Prince of Verona subsequently banishes him.
Meanwhile, Juliet's father plans to marry her off to Paris, a local aristocratwithin the next few days, threatening to turn her out on the streets if she doesn't follow through.
Desperate, Juliet begs Romeo's confidant, Friar Laurence, to help her to escape the forced marriage. Laurence does so by giving her a potion that puts her in a deathlike coma. The plan works, but too soon for Romeo to learn of it; he genuinely believes Juliet to be dead, and so resolves to commit suicide, by drinking the bottle of poison illegally bought from the Apothecary upon hearing the news of Juliet's "death".
Romeo's final words were "Thus with a kiss I die".
Benvolio He is Montague's nephew and Romeo 's cousin. Benvolio and Romeo are both friends of Mercutioa kinsman to Prince Escalus. Benvolio seems to have little sympathy with the feud, trying unsuccessfully to back down from a fight with Tybalt, and the duels that end in Mercutio and Tybalt's death.
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Benvolio spends most of Act I attempting to distract his cousin from his infatuation with Rosalinebut following the first appearance of Mercutio in I. In that scene, he drags the fatally wounded Mercutio offstage, before returning to inform Romeo of Mercutio's death and the Prince of the course of Mercutio's and Tybalt's deaths.
Benvolio then disappears from the play though, as a Montague, he may implicitly be included in the stage direction in the final scene "Enter Lord Montague and others", and he is sometimes doubled with Balthasar. Though he ultimately disappears from the play without much notice, he is a crucial character if only in that he is the only child of the new generation from either family to survive the play as Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Mercutio, and Tybalt are dead.
Balthasar[ edit ] Balthasar is Romeo's manservant and trusted friend.
They have a brotherly relationship, which is identified when Balthasar tells Romeo that Juliet is "dead. Later Friar Laurence runs past Balthasar and asks him where Romeo is.
Count Paris would be an excellent match for Juliet. He, too, is an aristocrat and of a higher social order. He is also, most probably, well connected politically, making him a good family contact for Capulet and his wife. This probably means that he is quite mature being at least twenty-five years old, while Juliet has not yet turned fourteen.
Nevertheless, within the historical context of the play, there is nothing peculiar in their age difference. Though the typical age of marriage for Italian men in this period was 29 and women was about 25, for the higher class, including the aristocracy and wealthy merchant class, arranged marriages were common during the teenage years.
His love of Juliet stands as he overthrows Romeo's impetuous love. After refusing Romeo's pleas for him to leave, Paris and Romeo draw their swords and fight. Romeo eventually kills him during the sword fight, and his dying wish is for Romeo to lay him next to Juliet, which Romeo does. This scene is often omitted from modern stage and screen performances as it complicates what would otherwise be a simple love story between the title characters. Capulet's wife uses this sonnet form to describe Count Paris to Juliet as a handsome man.
This version has a happy ending: Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio and Paris are restored to life, and Benvolio reveals he is Paris' love, Benvolia, in disguise. His familial relationship with Escalus called "Captain Escalus Prince " is removed entirely from the film, and Dave Paris is not stated as being a nobleman ; he is rather a wealthy business magnate and a governor's son.
Juliet distracts him with her frog sprinkler friend Nanette who is in love with Paris and the two later start a relationship. The character reappears in the film's sequel Sherlock Gnomes.
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He is voiced by Stephen Merchant. In the Energia's theater adaptation, Celo played Paris. He was acclaimed by the public for his famous quote, Senhor, eu protesto!