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William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet

Character sketches
Easier questions to cut your teeth on!

Abigail Meredith
Updated: 22 January 2014
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It is important for the understanding of any setwork to come to grips with the leading characters. Who are they? What do we know of their personalities? What part do they play in the action? Does each have any important foibles?


In writing your paragraphs, take care to do each of the following:

  • Write separate paragraphs for each character;
  • Take note that there are FIVE marks per question, so you need to write at least FIVE points on each character;
  • Write in full sentences, and in paragraph format;
  • Do NOT write a list, or in bulleted points;
  • Head your work properly, with your name and date, etc.

Remember too that this is a CHARACTER SKETCH.

  • Do NOT tell the story!

Have you looked at the questions
in the right column?
Read the left column and then answer
the following questions:

Write well-formed paragraphs providing a character sketch of each of the following characters:
  • Romeo (5)

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  • Juliet (5)

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  • The Nurse (5)

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  • Benvolio (5)

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  • Tybalt (5)

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