The second 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 Two.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Terms to Know)
- Slide 3 (Terms to Know Continued)
- Slide 4 (Class Discussion)
Have students read Act I, Scene I and II 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 I
- How does the first scene capture the audience?
- What is the purpose of the street brawl? Provide examples.
- Who serves as the peacemaker?
- What is a quarrel? Does the scene depict or quarrel or something more? Explain.
- How is Romeo characterized when first introduced in the play? Is he a romantic? Why or why not?
Act I, Scene II
- What do you—the reader—learn about Juliet in this scene? Provide examples.
- Find evidence that supports the claim that each family—the Montagues and Capulets—love their children.
- How is Paris characterized? How is he different than Romeo?
- Where does the idea of fate begin to work in this scene? Provide examples.