What’s the age difference between Romeo and Juliet?

in the original play by Shakespeare?

7 Answers

  • Rei-chan
    1 month ago

    “Juliet’s age is specified by the Nurse and Lady Capulet in Juliet’s first scene as not-quite-fourteen.

    As for Romeo’s age, Shakespeare never tells us! We know – from what Friar Laurence and the Nurse comment on various occasions – that he is a “young” man (2.4.119) but we don’t know precisely how young. A stage tradition has grown up of playing him as older than Juliet. “

    So the age difference can be any from 2 to 4 years.

  • ?
    5 days ago

    Romeo And Juliet Age

  • Brigit B
    1 month ago

    The age difference is about 3 years. Juliet-13 Romeo-16

  • susan
    6 days ago

    Romeo was 18 and Juliet was 13

  • ?
    5 days ago

    Here’s the jist of it. My daughter lied to her fiance and told him she was 17. The boyfriend moved in to the house with my daughter, her sister and my ex-husband @ which time the boyfriend having doubts as to whether my daughter was 17 (due to the fact she was in the ninth grade) as the father was she truly 17 and he agreed yes she had repeated the 1st and ninth grade and of course she was 17. Now 2 months later after boyfriend moved in she discovered she was pregnant decided to tell the boyfriend she was actually 16 but she would be 17 before the baby was born. One night during the father’s drunken stupor besides to kick them out, mind you the father has been abusing both the sisters since he was awarded managing conservortarship by basing stability upon on education and not whom had been the primary caregiver and whom had been providing the care for the children. SO NOW HOW IS THIS LAW FAIR WHEN THE ACCUSED HAS DO EVERYTHING TO ENSURE THE GIRLFRIEND IS OF AGE?

  • Rica
    1 month ago

    Juliet is thirteen. In the first scene with her and the nurse and Lady Capulet, they say she’ll be fourteen come lammas eve, also, Lord Capulet say something about letting thirteen summers wither in their pride when he’s talking about Juliet.

    Romeo is about 16 or 17. It’s never mentioned in the play, but that’s what most people assume

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    WOW! I didn’t know juliet was only thirteen!

    I believe romeo was 15-16?

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