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Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Juliet is the central heroine and one of the protagonists in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  Juliet lives in fair Verona, Italy, a city divided by a feud between two powerful families, the Montagues and Capulets.  As the play opens, Juliet is almost fourteen years old and still answers to her nurse and mother.  Her mother would like Juliet to attend the family party to see if Paris might be a potential suitor.   Juliet, a Capulet, unfortunately falls in love with Romeo, a Montague, at the party instead.  The narrator describes the pair as being "star-crossd lovers" and nothing could be more true.