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Lesson objectives: To understand the main players in ‘ Romeo and Juliet ’

Lesson objectives: To understand the main players in ‘ Romeo and Juliet ’

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  1. Lesson objectives: • To understand the main players in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Starter task: Unscramble the names of the two families ONMATEUG CPTLAUE

  2. Meet the characters

  3. In Verona, Italy in the late 1500's, two powerful families the Montagues and the Capulets have been fighting with each other for years.

  4. Romeo • * The hero in Romeo and Juliet, son of Old Montague. • Tragic hero • * When he meets Capulet's daughter Juliet, he falls instantly in love with her. • * His two closest friends are Benvolio and Mercutio…

  5. Benvolio * Nephew of Montague and friend to Romeo. * He has huge loyalty to his friends and family. • He is a sensible and trustworthy young man • The peace-keeper

  6. Montague * Head of one of the most powerful and rich families in Verona. * This character is the enemy of Capulet, but a good father to his son.

  7. Lady Montague * Not a very important character is the play * She is a loving mother who adores her son

  8. In Verona, Italy in the late 1500's, two powerful families the Montagues and the Capulets have been fighting with each other for years.

  9. Juliet * The thirteen-year-old daughter of Capulet • Begins the play as an innocent and gentle girl, who always listen to her parents. • Head strong and seems mature for her age * Juliet was raised by her nanny who is her closest friend

  10. Tybalt * Cousin to Juliet. * Tybalt is vain and fashionable, who can also be violent, aggressive and quick to draw his sword when he feels his pride has been injured. • Honour and his family mean a lot to this character. • Hot-head

  11. Capulet * The head of the Capulet family and enemy of Montague. * Capulet is a stubborn old man, who is used to getting his own way

  12. Lady Capulet * Lady Capulet wants her daughter to marry Paris, for money rather than love * She loves her daughter but is not close to her

  13. The In-Between Players! Nurse: * The woman who has cared for Juliet her entire life. • She is Juliet’s friend, but does not support Juliet’s • comical Friar Lawrence: * Friend to both Romeo and Juliet • Is a holy man who makes the plan to try and save Romeo and Juliet • Always tries to do what is best Mercutio: * Best friend to Romeo, on the side of the Montagues. • Very hot headed and passionate. • comical

  14. The In-Between Players! Paris: * He is handsome and polite and a favourite to the Capulet family. * Juliet’s parents arrange for Juliet to marry Paris when they do not realise she is still married to Romeo Prince Escalus: * The most powerful man in Verona, who wants peace