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Firstly, we know that Paris is a gentleman and of noble blood. There are a number of references in the play which confirm this."

"thereis a nobleman in town, one Paris,"

Nurse when speaking to Romeo in Act 2, scene 4

" Sir Paris, I will make...


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Firstly, we know that Paris is a gentleman and of noble blood. There are a number of references in the play which confirm this."

"thereis a nobleman in town, one Paris,"

Nurse when speaking to Romeo in Act 2, scene 4

"Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tenderOf my child"s love"

Lord Capulet addressing Paris in Act 3 scene 4.

"The gallant, young and noble gentleman,The County Parins ..."

Lady Capulet"s reference when speaking to Juliet in Act 3, scene 5.

Lady Capulet also refers to Paris as "county" which means that he is a count.

Prince Escalus, Prince of Verona, mentions at the end of the play that:

"And I for winking at your discords tooHave lost a brace of kinsmen"

The prince is here referring to the fact that he has lost two kinsmen as a result of the ongoing dispute between the houses of Capulet and Montague. Earlier in the play, after Mercutio and Tybalt had been killed, he also said:

"I have an interest in your hate"s proceeding,My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding"

In this instance, he was referring to Mercutio"s death.

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The two kinsmen that Prince Escalus has lost are therefore Mercutio and Paris. Paris is thus a blood relative of both Prince Escalus, Prince of Verona, and Mercutio.