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
Juliet's father thinks that she will have to marry Paris on Thursday, and later on Wednesday, but she knows that she does not have to marry him at all because she would sooner… die.
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.
\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.
no they never do kiss
NO! Paris is the male that Juliet's father, Sir Capulet, wanted Juliet to marry. Paris was very fond of Juliet; however, Juliet did not like Paris.
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.
She despises, detests, hates Paris and would never marry him. She slipped that she would rather marry Romeo (true) but tells her mom that she would marry the guy who killed he…r cousin rather that Paris, to cover up. :)
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.