Romeo & juliet

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Romeo & juliet

  1. 1. Romeo & Juliet Literary Foils: Mercutio and Benvolio
  2. 2. Foil - someone or something that serves as a contrast to another
  3. 3. <ul><li>Attempts to break up fight in Act 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Attempts to comfort and advise Romeo. </li></ul><ul><li>Speaks seriously. </li></ul><ul><li>Calms argument simmering between Mercutio and Romeo. </li></ul><ul><li>Tries to avoid confrontation with Capulets in Act 3. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mercutio Romeo’s Friend <ul><li>Encourages Romeo to dance. </li></ul><ul><li>Tells the story of the fairies’ midwife. </li></ul><ul><li>Speaks in flamboyant language. </li></ul><ul><li>Argues with Romeo when he feels insulted. </li></ul><ul><li>Escalates tension with Capulets and draws first in Act 3 when he is killed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Foils Mercutio Benvolio
  6. 6. Which other characters have foils? <ul><li>Romeo? </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Capulet? </li></ul>
  7. 7. For more fun ways to learn about Romeo and Juliet: <ul><li>http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webquests/shakespeare/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wherethebookends.com/shakespeare_RJwq.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mshogue.com/ce9/R_J/web_assign_rj.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.isabelperez.com/webquest/romeo/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reading Standards Grades Nine and Ten: <ul><li>Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text </li></ul><ul><li>3.4 - Determine characters’ traits by what the characters say about themselves in narration, dialogue, dramatic monologue, and soliloquy. </li></ul>

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