19 March 2012 Kushe! (Krio, Sierra Leone) In our last reading, we examined Act II, Scenes i-iii, looking at the famous balcony scene between Romeo and Juliet. Today we look at how their relationship progresses as they rush into their plans for marriage. Do Now: Set up a new page with the MLA heading... 31. the fight waxed more and more ferocious and romeo insulted by juliets cousin stepped into the battle
Journal: What do you think of Romeo and Juliet’s intent toget married? Is this wise? Why do you think theyare so eager to get married? How does thiscompare with modern young couples? Are theresimilarities?
Poetic Devices SearchEach group will be assigned a poetic device to lookfor in Act II, Scenes 1-3: imagery, metaphor,hyperbole, allusion, and personification.You have two pieces of colored paper (one color thequote, the other the effect). You must find anexample of your assigned poetic device and commenton its effect.Once complete, place your colored papers on thechart in front of class.
Scene 1: 1. What does Mercutio say about “blind love”?Scene 2: 1. Romeo repeats the light and dark images he introduced when he saw Juliet for the first time. Why does Romeo prefer to think of Juliet as the sun rather than the moon? 2. Why does he want the sun to kill the envious moon? 3. Why does he compare Juliet’s eyes to the stars? 4. Why is this comparison to stars another example of foreshadowing? 5. What is Juliet’s attitude toward the feud that has separated the two families? 6. What are two indications in this scene that Juliet may be slightly more mature than Romeo?
Journal:Paraphrasing, or restating in your own words, is astrategy that can help you gain understanding ofthe play. Paraphrase the dialogue in Act II, Scene3, between Romeo and the Friar that begins withRomeo’s line, “Thou chid’st me oft for lovingRosaline” and ends at the close of Scene 3.
Scene 3: 1. How might the fact that the herb that Friar Lawrence is picking contains both medicine and poison be a comment on the quality of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet? Or on Romeo and Juliet themselves? Or on the nature of others in the play? 2. What does Friar Laurence mean when he says to Romeo, “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes? 3. What is Friar Laurence’s reaction to hearing of Romeo’s new love (lines 65-80)? 4. Friar Laurence agrees to perform the marriage ceremony for Romeo and Juliet for what reason? 5. Since he agrees to marry them so quickly, isnt Friar Lawrence as guilty of being hasty as are Romeo and Juliet?Scene 4: 1. According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybalt? 2. How is Juliet to arrange to meet Romeo?
Create the chart on the board. Working with a partner, compareMercutio and Romeo’s views on love, women, beauty, anddreams.Mercutio Romeo
Scene 5: 1. Juliet is very impatient to hear news from Romeo (lines 1-17). What images does she use in her soliloquy to express this? 2. Why wont Juliets Nurse give her Romeos message as soon as she returns from her mission? 3. Why does the Nurse agree to help Juliet marry Romeo?Scene 6: 1. What does Friar Laurence mean when he says, “Therefore, love moderately; long love doth so”?
Exit Journal:Does the emotional behavior of Romeo and Juliethave more to do with their age or with love at firstsight? Why do you say that?