The fifth 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 Five.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Terms to Know)
- Slide 3 (Terms to Know Continued)
Have students read Act II Scene IV, V, and VI 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 II, Scene IV
- How does Romeo’s changed nature affect his duel of wits with Mercutio? Explain.
- How does the Nurse’s speech change? Provide examples.
- What is the purpose of this scene? Explain while using support from the text.
Act II, Scene V
- How has Juliet’s attitude changed in this scene? Provide examples.
- How is the Nurse characterized in this scene? What is the purpose of her role? Explain.
Act II, Scene VI
- What is the relationship between irony and foreshadowing here? Be specific.
- What does Juliet’s behavior say about her love for Romeo? Explain.
- What philosophy does Friar Lawrence believe youth has difficulty following? Why is this so?
- Provide examples of the theme youth versus age from this scene.