Shakespearean Characters (Finished)

  1. Successful general and statesman said to be "the triple pillar of the world"
    Mark Antony
  2. Mercurial, selfcentered "Serpent of old Nile"
  3. Mark Antony's cold and prudent rival who seeks revenge for Julius Cesars's death but also greives at Anothony's death
    Octavius Caesar
  4. Octavius Caesar's sister who marries MArk Antony at her brothers request and remains loyal to antony after he deserts her
  5. Incestuous, murderous king of Denmark who marries his sister in law
  6. Prince of Denmark called the "Melancholy DAne" after his uncle succeeds his father as king
  7. Prince of Norway who is chosen as the next king of Denmark and delivers a brief eulogy over Hamlets body.
  8. Queen of Denmark
    Hamlets mother
    wife of Claudius
  9. Polonius' daughter
    Laertes' sister
    Hamlets beloved who drowns herself
  10. Hamlets Wittenberg friend who is his confidante
  11. Hamlets friend who seeks revenge against Hamlet, blaming him for the deaths of his father and sister
  12. King Claudius' advisorfather of Laertes and ophelia
  13. Hamlets fellow students at Wittenberg whom Claudius sends to England to kill him
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
  14. Senator whom Caesar describes as having "a lean and hungry look" and who out of jealousy of Caesar's power, helps inspire the conspiracy against him, then commits suicide after his own forces are defeated at Philippi
    (Caius) Cassius
  15. Caesar's wife who begs him not to go to the Capitol the day of the assassination
  16. Character who "doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus" but in his last years has the "falling sickness"
    Julius Caesar
  17. Senator who "sits high in all the peoples hearts" and helps lead the conspiracy against Caesar in the belief that the only way to save Rome is to assassinte him
    (MArcus) Brutus
  18. Senator who delievers first blow to Caesar
  19. Caesars friend who uses his oratorical ability to stir up the mob against the conspirators
    Mark Antony
  20. Brutus' "true and honorable wife"
    Swallows hot coals and dies
  21. Person who warns Caesar of the "ides of MArch"
  22. British king who was "every inch a king" and "a man more sinned against than sinning"
    King Lear
  23. Rash, gullible, superstitous old man
    dies after being reconciled with his legitimate son Edgar
    Earl of Gloucester
  24. King Lear's eldest daughter inherits half of the kingdom through flattery and deceit
  25. King Lear's second daughter just as cunning and as devious as her older sister
  26. King Lears youngest and most beloved daughter
    "unpriz'd precious maid" whom he casts off but with whom he is reunitd before she is killed
  27. Glouchster's only legitimate heir
    diguises himself as Poor Tom when he flees to hide from his father
  28. Earl of Gloucester's illegitimate son who seeks his fathers fortune and forms a union with Goneril an Regan
  29. General in the King's army who usurps the throne and is called full "o' the milk of human kindness" by his wife.
  30. strong-willed wife who is unable to kill King Duncan in his sleep because he resembles her father
    Lady Macbeth
  31. Companion and rival whom Macbeth kills and whose ghost later haunts him
  32. Much-loved king of Scotland who is killed by MAcbeth after this king decides to pass his kingdom to his son Malcom
  33. Banquo's son who according to the 3 Witches, is destined to become king
  34. Thane of Fife who leads Malcom's army and personality kills MAcbeth for political and personal reasons
  35. Duncan's eldest son who raises an army in England and then leads the uprising against Macbeth
    He later takes the throne of Scotland
  36. Three weid sisters who make paradoxical prophetic statements leading MAcbeth to believe he will become king
    Three Witches
  37. Venetian nobleman and Antonio’s friend whose love of Portia leads him to borrow money from Shylock, using his friend Antonio to guarantee the loan
  38. Heiress whose father has arranged that any suitor has to win her by choosing from
    among 3 caskets
  39. Rich Jewish moneylender who dislikes Antonio for lending money at a low interest rate
  40. Character asked to give a pound of flesh to repay his debt to Shylock, the rich, Jewish moneylender
  41. Bassanio’s friend who is Shylock’s most vocal critic during the trial and then marries Nerissa, Portia’s waiting woman
  42. Shylock’s daughter who elopes with Lorenzo, taking a lot of her father’s money and jewels with her
  43. Moorish general in the service of Venice who thinks men honest and thus is an easy victim to “the green-eyed monster ... jealousy"
  44. Moorish general’s trusted friend who is called a “demi-devil” and destroys everyone he can, including himself
  45. Brabantio’s “gentle” daughter, the “true and loving” wife who lies to her husband
    about a lost handkerchief
  46. Desdemona’s father, a Venetian senator, who is enraged by her elopement with Othello
  47. Othello’s lieutenant who is used by Iago to destroy Othello
  48. 13-year-old who rejects her nurse’s advice, turns against her family she has always obeyed, and commits suicide, alone, in the family vault
  49. Young handsome nobleman who wishes to marry Juliet and has been forced on her
    by her parents; he fights a duel with Romeo in the Capulet tomb
  50. A “virtuous and well governed youth” who is at first infatuated with the fair Rosaline
  51. Kind priest who marries Romeo and Juliet but fails to help them overcome their problems
    Friar Laurence
  52. Romeo’s witty friend who “loves to hear himself talk” and believes that his death has been preordained
  53. “Pair of star-cross’d lovers [who] take their life”
    Romeo and Juliet
  54. Capulet bully who hates the Montagues and as a trained fencer “fights by the book of arithmetic”
  55. "Merry wanderer of the night,” the happy, mischievous elf also known as Robin Goodfellow
  56. Jealous King of the Fairies who wants to own Titania’s “changeling boy”
  57. Queen of the Fairies, so small that she wraps herself in the enamelled skin of the snake, and is enamored of Bottom the Weaver until her husband frees her from the spell
  58. Duke of Athens who marries the queen of the Amazons
  59. Queen of the Amazons who becomes Theseus’ bride after he conquers her warriors
  60. Titania’s beloved, the weaver who plays Pyramus in the play Pyramus and Thisbe and is turned into an ass
    Nick Bottom
  61. Fat, jovial character who revels in lechery and deceit and is a follower of Prince Hal
    (Sir John) Falstaff
  62. Playboy who matures to become the great King Henry V
    Prince Hal
  63. Kate’s younger sister for whose hand Lucentio, Hortensio, and Gremio are rivals
  64. Elder daughter of Baptista, a well-to-do Paduan; she has a vicious temper and displays anger toward her father
  65. Gentleman of Verona who travels to Padua to marry Katharina and tames her using the methods of training hawks
    Troilus and Cressida
  66. Calchas’s daughter who betrays her lover in favor of the Greek Diomedes
  67. Priam’s youngest son, the Prince of Troy, and Trojan War leader who is called the
    “Prince of Chivalry”
  68. Evil and malicious Duke of Gloucester who becomes king
    Richard III
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Shakespearean Characters (Finished)
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