Objectives • I will know, understand and be able to perform all classroom procedures and expectations. • I will learn the basic ideas and concepts involved in reading poetry, plays, and Shakespeare. • Copy the previous two objectives in your notebook. Then answer the journal question. • Journal: What is conflict? What is struggle? What conflict or struggle have you experienced?
Conflicts in Scene 1 • I hate the word / As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. / Have at thee, coward!” • What is the conflict? Who are the characters involved?
Answers • The conflict established here is the hateful feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. Tybalt and Benvolio are involved in this fight, but the conflict involves all the members and servants of both families.
Do you believe that love at first sight is genuine love? Why or why not?
What is a foil? • List Possibilities
Answer • A foil is a character who helps bring out certain qualities of the main character. Batman and Alfred, or Frodo and Sam are some examples. Therefore the foil is Alfred or Sam. They are the foils of the main character.
Describe the Personalities of Romeo and Juliet as they have been presented so far. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different?
Possible Answers • Romeo is completely absorbed in thinking about love before he meets Juliet; he is in despair because the object of his desire has rejected him. • Juliet, who is only 13 years old, has apparently given little thought to matters of love and marriage until her mother bids her to consider it. • Both are smitten with love when they first meet. • Romeo and Juliet equal each other in their witty verbal exchange, and both seem comfortable with touching hands, kissing, and letting each other know their feelings during this first encounter.
What Conflict is Presented Here? • Lady Capulet: Well, think of marriage now. Younger than you, / Here in Verona, ladies of esteem, / Are made already mothers.
Answer • Lady Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris, but Juliet has not really thought about marriage and shows little interest in Paris. Juliet, Lady Capulet, and Nurse are involved in the conversation, which involves Paris.
Answer • Romeo has met and fallen in love with Juliet and has just discovered her identity. She is a Capulet and he a Montague, so their relationship is ill-fated from the beginning. Romeo is talking with Benvolio (FOIL). The conflict mainly involves Romeo, Juliet, and Tybalt, who represents the Capulets.
Answer • He has had a dream that some terrible event will begin at the party.
Answer • For many days he has been crying and locking himself in his room wrong.
Question • Describe the reactions of Juliet’s father and mother when Paris proposes marriage to their daughter. How are their opinions the same, and how are they different?
Possible Answers • Juliet’s father thinks Juliet is till too young to marry, but Juliet’s mother thinks she is old enough • Juliet’s parents both think that she should have a say in whether she wants to marry Paris or not. • Juliet’s mother is more eager to put forward Paris’s suit than Juliet’s father is. • The mother urges Juliet to look favorably upon Paris; the father encourages Paris to look favorably upon all the young ladies at the festivities, not just Juliet.
Additional Facts • Juliet’s mother and the nurse agree Juliet is old enough to be married. • Tybalt’s FOIL is Capulet. • When Tybalt first tells Capulet that Romeo is the son of his enemy Capulet tells Tybalt to ignore Romeo. • Romeo confides to Benvolio that he is in love with a beautiful woman, but she has rejected him.
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