81 Prediction: Review the “Social Offenses” ranking you did yesterday. Choose one that you felt strongly about and explain why. (Glue the Study Guide onto page 79) Today’s objective is to discuss themes in Romeo and Juliet and read and paraphrase in Modern English the Act 1 Prologue.
CHORUS: Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.From forth the fatal loins of these two foesA pair of star-crossd lovers take their life;Whole misadventured piteous overthrowsDo with their death bury their parents strife.The fearful passage of their death-markd love,And the continuance of their parents rage,Which, but their childrens end, nought could remove,Is now the two hours traffic of our stage;The which if you with patient ears attend,What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
Early Modern Why is this Modern How did you figureText difficult to Paraphrase it out? understand?1. “Two Because the Two families I changedhouseholds both vocabulary is who are both household to thealike in dignity.” different. respected. modern word families and dignity to the modern word respect.2.3.4.
Before reading Romeo and Juliet, you learned a little about Early Modern English, sonnets, and Shakespeare’s life as a writer. Did any of this knowledge increase your appreciation or understanding of the Act 1 Prologue? Explain.