What does Paris symbolize in romeo and Juliet?
Thinking of Paris as a symbol doesn't do the poor sap much justice--he is a character, not a symbol. I suppose you could imagine him symbolizing arranged marriages or something, but it takes away from the way the play is structured. Indeed, if you view the characters as symbols, you are straying from the main point of the drama.
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Paris is in his thirty's or late twenties
Romeo killed Paris!!
He was probably about 17-20
I am not aware of any of his freinds, but he did seem very friendly with Capulet as he would always come to their mansion to ask Capulet whether he could marry Juliet yet. He …did have a page in Act 5 Scene 3.
Paris was a count (called a "county"), a relative of Prince Escalus.
"Paris" is a Count, and he is related to Escalus, the prince of Verona. He is a suitor of Juliet and is killed fighting Romeo at Juliet's grave.
\nSymbolize is a loaded word... It means "representd." "$" represents money, or "MPH" represents "Miles Per Hour," but those are specific and direct things. If I showed you th…e color red and asked you, "What does this remind you of?" Guaranteed, you would give me a laundry list of answers. That is why your question is loaded. \n. \nHow to find Symbols and their Meanings?\n. \nStep 1. What does the writer or author keep coming back to? Major Topics or Issues? Race, Identity, Love, Family, Freedom, Success, etc.\n. \nStep 2. What was the CONFLICT (problem) in the situation/plot/story?\n. \nStep 3. What did the character do to cause that problem, but hopefully resolve it?\n. \nStep 4. Is there a relationship between the character, the conflict and the Major Topics?\n. \nFIND PATTERNS!!!\n. \nNOW FOR THE LAZY ANSWER....\n. \nRomeo can represent one of 4 things...\n. \n1. Indecision- Remember who made all of the decisions throughout the conflict...\n. \n2. Lust- How many girls did Romeo have a crush on? Juliet and ROSALINE! Did he really love and care for Rosaline? (Listen to what his friends Mercutio and Benvolio have to say about her!)\n. \n3. Cowardice- Remember how Romeo fights? He never starts them, but everyone seems to die around him, even his mother. How does he react when these people die? Tears, profuse apologies, and tread marks from his shoes...\n. \n4. Foolish Love- Would you really marry someone you just met? He and Juliet met, married, mated, and then became martyrs in less than a week! \n. \nSo, there you have it.
He does die...Romeo kills him at the end, when they are besides Juliets tomb. He doesn't die in the film.
Romeo and Juliet is not a true story. These people are a fiction. They are made up. They didn't really live. Therefore people only have birthdays if the author tells us so. Th…e author tells us what day Juliet was born on and how long before the story in the play takes place. He does not provide this information about anyone else. Apart from the fact that Juliet's mother calls him "young Paris" (which as far as we know could mean that his father is also called Paris) we have no clue as to Paris's age and certainly no idea what his birthday was.
Romeo and Juliet is a play, not a book, and Paris is the guy Juliet's father wants her to marry.
Paris is one of the Prince's relations, which means he's related to Mercutio too.
He tried to arrest Romeo and Romeo killed him.
He is a very conventional and unimaginative person. His approach to Juliet is entirely through her father. Even when Capulet tells him that he ought to get to know Juliet befo…re marrying her, he doesn't. Yet even though they have barely met, when he meets her at Friar Lawrence's cell, he expects her to be happy about marrying him and to display the conventional behaviour of the happy bride (just as he is being the conventional happy bridegroom). He is totally oblivious to Juliet as a person, and the fact that she shows signs of extreme reluctance about the marriage. He just doesn't care about her as a human being. And yet, when she is apparently dead, there he is again playing the part of the bereaved lover about a girl he hardly knew. His meeting with Romeo also shows his lack of empathy or even curiosity with what is going on with other people. He makes a lot of assumptions about what Romeo is doing and characteristically refuses to listen to him. He just attacks him.
Paris is killed by Romeo in a swordfight. Romeo poisons himself. Juliet stabs herself.
As a character, his aim is to marry Juliet. As a plot device, his success in persuading Capulet that he should marry her drives Juliet to go to Friar Lawrence and accept his p…lan to fake her own death. Otherwise she could have continued being Romeo's estranged but loving wife for some time. It was the pressure of the intended marriage to Paris which brought the tragedy on.
The play doesn't say. Probably Verona since he appears to berelated to the Prince of Verona.