The eighteenth part of this unit is an extensive review of Act IV of Romeo and Juliet. Use the following information for classroom instruction.
Have students—individually—review the following vocabulary from Act IV:
- Immoderately, Inundation, Pensive, Prorogue, Commission
- Charnel, Forsooth, Gadding, Behests, Mandrakes
- Quinces, Lamentable, Alack, Pilgrimage, Corse
Next, divide the class into small groups and have them review the following questions:
Act IV, Scene I
- Explain why Juliet’s newfound maturity affects how she carries herself. Provide examples.
- Why do you think the Friar is so insistent on helping Romeo and Juliet? Explain.
Act IV, Scene II
- Do you think Juliet’s love for Romeo works against her? Why or why not?
- How has Capulet’s mood changed in this scene? Provide examples.
Act IV, Scene III
- How does Juliet’s unease make her imagination run wild? Provide examples.
- Does her love for Romeo help her overcome her fears? Why or why not?
Act IV, Scene IV
- Why is Capulet so insistent on everything happening faster and faster? Explain.
- Why is the sense of time important here? Provide examples.
Act IV, Scene V
- How does the Friar handle the situation of Juliet’s apparent “death”? Is he effective? Provide examples.
- How do the other characters handle Juliet’s “death”? Are their reactions in character or not? Explain.
Finally—as a class—go over the slideshow (included in this article with more elaborate points) which provides more items for review. It is titled “Romeo and Juliet Part Eighteen.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Act IV, Scene I Review Questions)
- Slide 3 (Act IV, Scene II Review Questions)
- Slide 4 (Act IV, Scene III Review Questions)
- Slide 5 (Act IV, Scene IV Review Questions)
- Slide 6 (Act IV, Scene V Review Questions)
- Slide 7 (Act IV Mini Quiz)
- Slide 8 (Act IV Mini Quiz Continued)
- Slide 9 (Act IV Mini Quiz Continued)