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What is the exact age difference between Romeo and Juliet? I know she was older than...
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According to Lord Capulet, Juliet "hath not seen the change of fourteen years", and the Nurse claims that on "Lammas Eve at night shall she be fourteen". When the Nurse asks how long it is till Lammas Eve, Lady Capulet tells her that it is in "a fortnight and odd days", which means Juliet's fourteenth birthday is in about two weeks from the setting of the play. Romeo's age is never given, but since he carries a sword, it can be assumed that he is not younger than Juliet's thirteen years. It is much more likely that, given his immature responses to problematic events in the play, that he is probably about sixteen or seventeen years old.
Posted by amethystrose on April 8, 2008 at 3:53 AM (Answer #1)
juliet is not yet 14 at the beginning of the play, we know tht romeo is older but not by how much
Posted by juicybabymwakissme on April 22, 2008 at 10:52 PM (Answer #2)
Juliet is just about to turn 14 and Romeo is abput 15 or 16
Posted by peza on May 7, 2008 at 6:17 PM (Answer #3)
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