Warm up: Attempt to read a section of the primary source. What is this? What do you think it was used for? Can you connect it to anything we’ve read in Romeo and Juliet? Today’sobjective is to read Act II Scenes i-ii, discuss the courting customs of Elizabethan England, and answer written questions regarding literary devices and theme.
Make note of any compliments that seem as if they could from a handbook such as The Mysteries of Love: The Art of Wooing and Complimenting.
In pairs, discuss the compliments you found in the reading. Next write think of any modern day forms of such texts. Where do young people learn to woo one another today? Are these texts useful or harmful? Explain.