Try to imagine what they want us to see ... to think ... to belive
Ross : is the jew member ... he is the most educated (he is interested in archeology ... remember that it involves alot of digging to uncover the truth) ... most pationate ... white hearted ... children loving ... willing to commit in relationships ... alwayse get fooled by poeple (mostly women) who take advantage of his nobility and leave him heart broken ... however he is always there for his friends whenever they need his help ... he is love with Rachel ...
Rachel : she is christiane ... rich ... spoiled ... falls in love for the handsome ... white hearted Ross, however she always treat him in a way that hurts him ... their relation has alot of ups & downs (which is mostly ratchels fault)
Monica : she is Ross's sister however they dont mention any thing about her being jewish ... she is an obbsesive person that always depends on ratchel some how.
Joe : even if he is handsome but he is dum , stupid ,un educated . he only thinks about sex & food ... nothing more ... remember he is half italian
shandler : Ross's friend & also joe's friend ..... but remember he is second best to ross al the time .... but he is superior in joe in many ways .... he is well dressesd and works in a prestigeous yet desk job that needs not alot of intelegence , ambition or skills
try to match these characters to countries in our world ... try to imagine that their personal relationships are acctualy diplomatic relationships .... their critera as criteria the makers of such series want us to visualize in these countries ..... WHAT DO YOU SEE ... of course i want to advice you ... DONT BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE