The third 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 Three.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Terms to Know)
- Slide 3 (Terms to Know Continued)
Have students read Act I, 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 I, Scene III
- How is Juliet characterized when first introduced in the play? Provide examples.
- Does Juliet appear completely obedient? Why or why not?
- Compare and contrast the idea of marriage between Juliet and the Nurse. Support your findings with examples from the text.
Act I, Scene IV
- How is Mercutio characterized when first introduced in the play? How does he compare to Romeo? Provide examples.
- What is the significance of Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech? Explain.
- Even though Mercutio creates a lighthearted mood in this scene, does there seem to be an implication of doom here? In other words, could Romeo’s mood be foreshadowing future events? Explain.
Act I, Scene V
- How is Tybalt characterized when first introduced in the play? Provide examples.
- How does this scene contrast age and experience with youth and inexperience?
- Describe the irony of this scene. What is its purpose? Draw on examples from the text.