The tenth 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 Ten.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Terms to Know)
Have students read Act IV 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 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.