The eighth part of this unit is a continuation of Romeo and Juliet. Use the following information for classroom instruction.
Go over the slideshow (included in this article with more elaborate points) as an introduction to the play. It is titled “Romeo and Juliet Part Eight.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Terms to Know)
- Slide 3 (Terms to Know Continued)
Have students read Act III Scene III, IV and V of Romeo and Juliet. It would be best if students took notes on key points from the reading.
Furthermore, have students analyze and write detailed responses to the following questions:
Act III, Scene III
- Why does the Friar reprimand Romeo? Explain.
- Compare and contrast the Friar and Romeo in this scene. Provide examples.
Act III, Scene IV
- How does fate intervene in this scene, especially toward Romeo and Juliet? Provide detailed examples.
- Additionally, what is the role of time here? What is the significance? Explain.
Act III, Scene V
- What moods are portrayed in the second balcony scene? Why is this scene so important?
- Provide detailed examples of the tension throughout this scene.
- Is there a logical reason for the Capulets’ cruelty toward Juliet? Why or why not? Use the text to support your answer.