Father to Romeo and married to Lady Montague. Head of Montague clan, he is locked in a bitter and on-going feud with the Capulets. He is concerned that Romeo is melancholy at the beginning of the play.
Montague appears only briefly, in the three scenes in which the feud with the Capulets erupts into violence, and on each occasion he accepts in conventional terms the objections of the Prince to the fighting. In the final scene of reconciliation, he offers to commission a golden statue of Juliet as a public memorial to the love that the feud has doomed