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Is Paris a "good" character?

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ruthschris | Student | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted January 26, 2007 at 7:00 AM via web

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Is Paris a "good" character?

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luvthekingofsc | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 25, 2007 at 12:05 PM (Answer #1)

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He's not a good character nor a bad character. He's just a guy who wants a young wife. He's just needed to totally ruin everything. ^-^

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poetryking | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 28, 2007 at 12:47 AM (Answer #2)

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he is more of a metaphor for what jueit's life could have been

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted June 8, 2007 at 11:05 AM (Answer #3)

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Paris is a "good" character in the sense that he seems to truly love Juliet. He follows the rules of courtship by going to Lord Capulet to ask for Juliet's hand in marriage. At the end, when both Romeo and Paris think Juliet is dead, Paris is at Juliet's tomb mourning her. When he sees Romeo, Paris thinks Romeo is there to desecrate the Capulet bodies. The two men fight, and Romeo kills him. Before he dies, Paris asks Romeo to lay him beside Juliet. Paris never intentionally wants to harm anyone in the play. He just wants to marry Juliet and be happy.

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revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 25, 2009 at 1:40 PM (Answer #4)

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No. Once Capulet has promised him he can marry Juliet, he behaves very presumptuous, acting as if they are already married.

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heyyowuzzup | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 29, 2012 at 8:08 PM (Answer #5)

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Paris is an innocent bystander who's just got involved because he was blinded by his sincere love for Juliet

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