Character Report


Capulet
What does your character want in this scene (this is the objective)?
The Capulet wants to know what has happened to Juliet and what has lead to her death.

What is your character’s motivation for doing what he or she does?
After realizing what he has done to Juliet, Capulet apologies to Montague and promises never to fight again.

What obstacles stand in his or her way?
The long strife and hatred to the Montague might have made Capulet to hasitate.

What happens when your character confronts these obstacles?
He comes over the obstacle and finally promises never to fight with the Montague, since he has realized what his hatred have done to Juliet.

Are there any distinctive elements in your character’s way of speaking? (Is his or her language elaborate, plain, musical, or what?)
Capulet is very dramatic and his tone in this scene is very depressed and regretful.

What is your character thinking during the scene (this is the subtext)? (How does he or she react to the other characters and events?)
The Capulet is trying to figure out what has happened to his daughter. He is very regretful and depresses as he sees Romeo and Paris dead next to Juliet. After listening to Friar Laurence’s story, he realizes that it is the strife between the two families which lead to Juliet’s death. He becomes very regretful and promises Montague never to fight again.


Balthasar
What does your character want in this scene (this is the objective)?
He wants to tell the Prince the truth and how the couple died throught mis communication.

What is your character’s motivation for doing what he or she does?
He was called out to tell the Prince the story before the tragic event happened.

What obstacles stand in his or her way?
He was hasitant to tell the truth because he was afraid to speak infront of the Prince.

What happens when your character confronts these obstacles?
Balthasar took courage and told everyone how Romeo went into the chamber without him.

Are there any distinctive elements in your character’s way of speaking? (Is his or her language elaborate, plain, musical, or what?)
His tone was very careful since he was talking infront of the nobles. He had to choose the right word to describe the scene.

What is your character thinking during the scene (this is the subtext)? (How does he or she react to the other characters and events?)
He was thinking of a clear way to describe the scene infront of the Prince. Balthasar felt that he had to tell everyone how Romeo went into the tomb, since he was one of the last one who have talked to Romeo.

Romeo and Juliet: 5.3.195-321
Character: Capulet/Balthasar

What happens in your scene? Outline the basic events.
In this scene, people finds out that Romeo, Juliet, and Paris are dead. The friar comes to explain Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage and tells everyone about their love. Balthasar explains the misunderstanding that Romeo had because of the mis-communication. At the end, Capulet and Montague promises to make a statue of Romeo and Juliet together and finally ends their long strife.

What do you think are the key purposes of your scene? In other words, why is this scene important?
This scene is very important to the story because it is the last scene of the play. This scene ends the play by telling the audience how the two enemies finally became friends through great sacrifice. The purpose of this scene is to describe the tragic love of Romeo and Juliet and to end the play.

What are your reactions to this scene?
I think this is the most depressing part of the play. When both Capulet and Montague sees their child dead, they must have been really sad. If there was no mis-communication, Romeo and Juliet might have been alive. Also, I really feel pity for Montague, who have lost his wife and his son, which is very unfortunate. Even though the Montague and Capulet became friends, it was too late to prevent Romeo and Juliet’s death