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Romeo and Juliet Teaching Unit
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- Fate is involved in the play over and over again. How does fate bring about the death of the lovers? Mention and discuss at least four incidents.
- Some critics believe that Romeo and Juliet change and mature over the course of the play. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific examples in the play to support your opinion.
- What view of love do both Mercutio and the Nurse represent? What view of love does Romeo’s love for Rosaline represent? What view of love do Romeo and Juliet share? Provide support for each answer.
- What does the Prince represent, and why must he bear some of the responsibility for the tragic deaths?
- Point out the ways in which this play presents a clash of generations.
- What role does Paris play in the drama, and why is his persona important for the action in the play?
- While the Nurse is Juliet’s confidante, the Friar is Romeo’s. Compare and contrast these two as counselors.
- Write a character sketch of Romeo pointing out how he is similar to and different from his friends Mercutio and Benvolio.
- Point out the language patterns of the common people and identify at least three instances where these characters function as comic relief.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.