Romeo and Juliet Characters

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Abram:

He is a servant of the Montagues. Abram appears in the first scene of the play and quarrels with the Capulet servants, Sampson and Gregory.

Apothecary:

The apothecary is a druggist in Mantua. He only speaks a few lines, but Romeo offer's an insightful description of his poor shop and of his appearance. The apothecary is thin and wears ragged clothes. His shop has a few strange things spread throughout, perhaps to make it look like more than it is: a tortoise, a stuffed alligator, skins of strange fish, green pots, seeds, rose petals pressed into cakes for perfume. He is so poor that he sells Romeo a deadly, fast-acting poison even though it is against the law in Mantua to do so.

Balthazar:

He is a servant to Romeo. Balthasar appears with Abram in the first scene of Act I, but does not participate in the quarrel...

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