Today we took our exam over Romeo and Juliet. If you were absent, please schedule a make-up exam BEFORE THANKSGIVING BREAK.
Today we did a review activity for the Romeo and Juliet exam.
Today's journal entry was Now that we have finished reading the play… what do you think? Did Romeo and Juliet have a good relationship? What about Romeo’s relationships with his friends? What about Juliet’s relationships with her parents? Why?
Today you were assigned a final activity over Romeo and Juliet, and we spoke about the exam. The exam, and the due date for the activity, are next week on Thursday. Please download the handout below; the handout includes the final assignment as well as information about the test.
We also watched Act 5 (traditional presentation) as well as the final death scene from the Leonardo DiCaprio version. I STRONGLY recommend you take some time to view these. Pay careful attention to the timing between when Romeo dies and Juliet wakes up in the newer version.
Today's journal entry was There is a saying: “Blood is thicker than water.” This means that family is more important than anything else. Romeo has killed Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. Juliet’s parents want her to be with Paris. Do you think that Juliet should put her family first? Or do you think she is right to stick with Romeo? Defend your answer.
We watched a different version of Act III, Scene 1, that shows a different interpretation of the fight between Mercutio and Tybalt. Please observe the difference in mood in these two scenes.
Following this, we did some response questions to Act III. The questions are on page 906; please do #1-5 and 7-11. You will also answer question A (bottom of the page) on page 873 and question E on page 905. Each of your answers should be in complete sentences.