|Play||Romeo and Juliet|
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He is described by many as being handsome
- ↑ Act 1, Scene 3
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'P'aris is a character in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Paris is a kinsman to Prince Escallus and Mercutio. He is first seen speaking with Lord Capulet in Act 1 as he is requesting Juliet, his daughter's, hand. However, Lord Capulet knows that Juliet is still extremely young, and tells Paris to wait for a couple of years to pass until he can marry her. Later, Paris is seen again at the Capulet ball, where Juliet is dancing with him (by the request of her mother and her nurse). Later on, after Romeo is banished, Lord Capulet agrees to marry Juliet to Paris. Paris admits that he had held back on his advances since she had been weeping so often over the loss of her cousin (even though she was really upset over Romeo, her legitimate husband). He next meets Juliet in Friar Lawrence's cell, where he greets her as if they are already married, and kisses her.
In Act 3 is where we last see Paris, after Juliet has faked her suicide. He is outside with his Page, speaking with him, when he notices Romeo's presence. The two get into a quarrel when Paris wants to defend Juliet's tomb, because he thought that Romeo wanted to do "villanous shame to the dead bodies". The two fight, and Paris is struck by Romeo. Paris's last words are him requesting that Romeo lay him down in the tomb next to Juliet.
"Younger than she are happy mothers made." - 1.2
"These times of woe afford no time to woo. Madam, good night: commend me to your daughter." - 3.4
"Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt's death, And therefore have I little talk'd of love; For Venus smiles not in a house of tears." - 4.1
"Happily met, my lady and my wife!" - 4.1
"Do not deny to him that you love me." 4.1
"Poor soul, thy face is much abused with tears." - 4.1
"Till then, adieu; and keep this holy kiss." - 41.
"Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee: Obey, and go with me; for thou must die." - 5.3
"If thou be merciful, Open the tomb, lay me with Juliet." - 5.3