Which Shakespeare Character Are You?


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I am pretty sure that Shakespeare, in his writings, must have explored every possible personality type. His plays brought a blur  of notorious and memorable characters —  heroes, villains, wenches, fair ladies and noblemen.  Which one most represents you?  Here is a fun little quiz for all Shakespeare fans!

Which Shakespeare character are you?

Please post your results in the comments! Have fun 🙂

As it turns out, I am Portia from ‘The Merchant of Venice’. I have no objections —  after all she was a smart woman who knew the law 🙂



If you have never seen ‘The Merchant of Venice’ you are in for a treat! This 2004 version stars Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. Running time about two hours. Hope you get a chance to watch it.






52 comments on “Which Shakespeare Character Are You?

  1. I too, am Portia 🙂


    intimates should be feared who lack perspicacity; choose wisdom, even in an enemy. ~ marianne moore

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  2. I too, am Portia 🙂

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  3. Anisha says:

    I got Henry V 😀 unexpected!

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  4. Brian says:

    I’m Juliet… I raised an eyebrow at that, but it makes sense: I’m a rare thing, level-headed, apparently championing love and logic (I would say more accurately balancing emotion and logic; something I have been questioning recently coincidentally). I listen to both my head and my heart, and confident in my ability to find happiness in even the darkest times.

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    • Juliet did have a great struggle between head and heart. Although it turned out badly for her, she stuck to her principles 🙂


      • Brian says:

        Were they principles of the heart or head?! I need to brush up on my Shakespeare.

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      • Well, the ‘sensible and logical’ thing for Juliet to do would have been to marry Paris, as her father insisted. However, she fell head over heels in love with Romeo (son of her family’s sworn enemy, no less!) Juliet pursued Romeo, going against her father’s wishes. She achieved great self actualization, despite the sad end.

        Do brush up on the play! It is an excellent tragedy. Several great film versions are available which I could recommend 🙂


  5. Lol. It said I am Beatrice: “Feisty and headstrong, you are a quick-witted force of nature. While you have a tough, cynical outer shell, underneath it all, you are intensely loyal, protective, and sensitive. It just takes the right person to get to the real you”.

    This is an accurate description =D

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  6. lupa08 says:

    Beatrice. Tough with goo in the middle, apparently, lol. I like to believe just tough.

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  7. toutparmoi says:

    Hell. I’m Hamlet. What a loser.

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  8. Juliet … head and heart!

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  9. I’m a Juliet! Makes sense as I am nothing if not a romantic. 🙂

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  10. Vicky V says:

    That was a fun quiz. Portia suits you 🙂

    I got Hamlet:
    “You are an enigma wrapped in a philosophical conundrum surrounded by obsession. Unpredictable almost to a fault, you balance your intense contemplative side with a weakness for bold (some might say rash) action.”
    I haven’t read Hamlet so don’t know much about him. I did have a lizard called Hamlet. Plus the photo was of David Tennant who I adore!

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    • I think David Tennant was the best Hamlet! He did such a great job — a play and movie I highly recommend! Hamlet is the most performed, most quoted and also the most parodied of all Shakespeare plays. Some say it’s his best work. So I think ending with Hamlet is a class act 🙂 Oh yeah, and Hamlet communicated with ghosts, so that definitely fits you!

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      • Vicky V says:

        I watched David Tennant’s Hamlet soliloquy on youtube – it was amazing. I’ll being looking out for this one. I’m definitely into communing with ghosts 🙂

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      • Yes, do watch the whole movie if you get a chance! Other great actors have done the role — Mel Gibson and Kenneth Branaugh — but I like David Tennant best. Hamlet was a bit other- worldly of course, and not afraid of the ‘dark side’ 🙂 I think we can learn a lot about ourselves through Shakespeare’s characters.

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  11. That was kind of fun. I got Juliet and it was actually pretty close. Thanks for the smile. 😀

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  12. poeturja says:

    Dang! Dang! Dang! I somehow knew I’d be Juliet! I don’t want to be Juliet! I AM Juliet but don’t wanna be a romantic anymore. Dang!

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  13. Anne Marie says:

    I got Lady Macbeth 🙂

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  14. This quiz sounds great, would you mind me reblogging it on Shakespeare’s birthday in a couple of weeks as part of a Shakespeare blog party; accredited to you of course! Feel free to join the blog party on April 23rd!

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  15. […] quiz here Which Shakespeare character are you? Thanks Christine for letting me share. I see you have written a Shakespeare related post this […]

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  16. Reblogged this on Wonderwall and commented:
    I got Portia too. Anyone get anything different.

    Blog party untill anniversary of Shakespeare christening tomorrow 26th April.

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