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What's an (aside)?

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What's an (aside)?
…dialogue spoken by a character to the audience that others onstage are not supposed to hear

ROMEO (aside) Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
Act ii scene ii
What's a (Soliloquy)?
...a speech in which a character who is usually alone onstage expresses private thoughts or feelings that only the audience hears.
What's a (Monologue)?
...a long speech given by a character to another character.
Similar to a soliloquy because it reveals a character's thoughts
but different because other characters can hear them.
By love, that first did prompt me to inquire.
He lent me counsel and I lent him eyes.
I am no pilot. Yet, wert thou as far
As that vast shore washed with the farthest sea,
I would adventure for such merchandise
Thou know’st the mask of night is on my face,
Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek
For that which thou hast heard me speak tonight.
Fain would I dwell on form. Fain, fain deny
What I have spoke. But farewell compliment!
Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say “ay,”
And I will take thy word.
Jove is the king of the gods and the god of sky and thunder
O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circle orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable
O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?

What satisfaction canst thou have tonight?

Th' exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.

I gave thee mine before thou didst request it,
And yet I would it were to give again.

Wouldst thou withdraw it? For what purpose, love?
A thousand times the worse to want thy light.
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.

Moves to exit Reenter JULIET, above
Hist! Romeo, hist!—Oh, for a falconer’s voice,
To lure this tassel-gentle back again!
Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud,
Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies,
And make her airy tongue more hoarse than mine,
With repetition of “My Romeo!”
Sweet, so would I.
Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing.
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Exit JULIET, above
Point of View Review
Analyze the following examples and decide whether each is written in FIRST or THIRD person point of view.

[The hunter had a cottage in the woods.
He lived there all alone.]

[I ride the bus to each every day.
I like to sit with my friends.]

[My friends and I went camping.
I toasted marshmallows over the fire.]

[Joey likes to go swimming.
Sometimes he asks his friend Sam to go with him.]
By the end of today's lesson, SWBAT differentiate between first and third person POV and understand the differences between; aside, soliloquey, and monologue.

WHAT: Scholars will actively participate by taking notes

HOW: Quietly and on-task

HOW LONG: 10 Minutes
WHAT: Scholars will actively read Act 2 Scene 2 of Romeo & Juliet

HOW: Silently (unless reading) and on-task

HOW LONG: 30 Minutes
Exit Ticket...
Is Love stronger than Hate?

Romeo and Juliet plan to get married...

Based on what we know from the play and our discussions on teenage love/love at first site, will it be possible for them to get married?

Reflect on a half sheet of paper.
R+J Project...
Act 2 Scene 2
Act 2 Scene 3
FRIAR LAWRENCE enters by himself, carrying a basket.
The smiling morning is replacing the frowning night. Darkness is stumbling out of the sun’s path like a drunk man. Now, before the sun comes up and burns away the dew, I have to fill this basket of mine with poisonous weeds and medicinal flowers. The Earth is nature’s mother and also nature’s tomb. Plants are born out of the Earth, and they are buried in the Earth when they die. From the Earth’s womb, many different sorts of plants and animals come forth, and the Earth provides her children with many excellent forms of nourishment. Everything nature creates has some special property, and each one is different. Herbs, plants, and stones possess great power. There is nothing on Earth that is so evil that it does not provide the earth with some special quality. And there is nothing that does not turn bad if it’s put to the wrong use and abused. Virtue turns to vice if it’s misused. Vice sometimes becomes virtue through the right activity.
Inside the little rind of this weak flower, there is both poison and powerful medicine. If you smell it, you feel good all over your body. But if you taste it, you die. There are two opposite elements in everything, in men as well as in herbs—good and evil.
...Young men’s love then lies
Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes...
Thou chid’st me oft for loving Rosaline.
For doting, not for loving, pupil mine.
And you told me to bury my love.
I didn’t tell you to get rid of one love and replace her with another.
Please, I beg you, don’t scold me. The girl I love now returns my love. The other girl did not love me.
Scene 4
Oh, poor Romeo! He’s already dead. He’s been stabbed by a white girl’s black eye. He’s been cut through the ear with a love song. The center of his heart has been split by blind Cupid’s arrow. Is he man enough at this point to face off with Tybalt?
Why, what’s Tybalt’s story?
He’s tougher than the Prince of Cats. He does everything by the book. He fights like you sing at a recital, paying attention to time, distance, and proportion. He takes the proper breaks: one, two, and the third in your heart. He’s the butcher who can hit any silk button. A master of duels. He’s a gentleman from the finest school of fencing. He knows how to turn any argument into a swordfight.
He knows passado—the forward thrust—the punto reverso—the backhand thrust—and the hai—the thrust that goes straight through.
Good morning to you both. What do you mean I faked you out?
You gave us the slip, sir, the slip. Can’t you understand what I’m saying?
Excuse me, good Mercutio. I had very important business to take care of. It was so important that I had to forget about courtesy and good manners.
The NURSE enters with her servant, PETER.
Here’s something good.
A sail, a sail!
There’s two—a man and a woman.
I’m at your service.
Give me my fan, Peter.
Good Peter, give her her fan to hide her face. Her fan is prettier than her face.
Good morning, gentlemen.
Good afternoon, fair lady.
Is it now afternoon?
It’s not earlier than that, I tell you. The
lusty hand of the clock is now pricking noon.
Get out of here! What kind of man are you?
I can tell you, but young Romeo will be older when you find him than he was when you started looking for him.
You speak well.
Is the worst well? Very well taken, I believe, very wise.
(to ROMEO) If you’re the Romeo I’m looking for, sir, I would like to have a
confidence with you.
What have you found out?
Romeo, are you going to your father’s for lunch? Let’s go there.
I’ll follow after you.

Please tell me, sir, who was that foulmouthed punk who was so full of crude jokes?
Nurse, he’s a man who likes to hear the sound of his own voice. He says more in one minute than he does in a whole month.
If he says anything against me, I’ll humble him, even if he were stronger than he is—and twenty punks like him. If I can’t do it myself, I’ll find someone who can. That dirty rat! I’m not one of his punk friends who carries a knife. (to PETER) And you just stand there letting every jerk make fun of me for kicks.
Get in your R+J Project groups and start considering possible settings/interpretations
On a half sheet of paper, construct a thesis sentence to answer the following:

“Why do you think Friar Lawrence wants Romeo and Juliet to marry?”
WHAT: Scholars will actively read Act 2 Scenes 3 & 4 of Romeo & Juliet

HOW: Silently (unless reading) and on-task

HOW LONG: 30 Minutes
Act 2 Scene 5
"A watched pot never boils..."
Think about the statement above.
Is it literal? (No)
Reflect on a time when you had to wait for something.
Write about it on a half sheet of paper...this will be part of your Exit Ticket.
Then hurry up and rush over to Friar Lawrence’s cell. There’s a husband there who’s waiting to make you his wife. Now I see the blood rushing to your cheeks. You blush bright red as soon as you hear any news. Go to the church. I must go by a different path to get a rope ladder. Your love will use it to climb up to your window while it’s dark. I do the drudge work for your pleasure. Go. I’ll go to lunch. You go to Friar Lawrence’s cell.

Wish me luck. Thank you, dear Nurse.
WHAT: Scholars will actively read Act 2 Scene 5 of Romeo & Juliet

HOW: Silently (unless reading) and on-task

HOW LONG: 15 Minutes
Please fill in your study guide for Acts 1 & 2 of Romeo and Juliet.

You may use your notes and your textbook, but you may not use your neighbor.

HOW LONG: 30 Minutes
"She would be
swift in motion
a ball."
"But old folks, many feign
they were dead,
Unwieldy, slow, heavy, and pale
Simile: A comparison between two
unlike things using ‘like’ or ‘as’.
Create (in your own words) TWO similes comparing what you've observed in Romeo and Juliet.

You can add these to the same half sheet as your 'DO NOW.'
*SIR card should be out on your desk!
May the heavens be happy with this holy act of marriage,
so nothing unfortunate happens later to make us regret it.
These sudden joys have sudden endings. They burn up in victory like fire and gunpowder. When they meet, as in a kiss, they explode. Too much honey is delicious, but it makes you sick to your stomach. Therefore, love each other in moderation. That is the key to long-lasting love. Too fast is as bad as too slow.
Examine the following statements (from Acts 1 and 2).
Why are they significant?
Can they help you predict anything about the second half?
(A1 s1)

What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word,
As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.
Have at thee, coward!
(A1 s1)
Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word,
By thee, old Capulet, and Montague,
Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets
And made Verona’s ancient citizens
Cast by their grave-beseeming ornaments,
To wield old partisans in hands as old,
Cankered with peace, to part your cankered hate.
If ever you disturb our streets again,
Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.
(A2 s4)
Tybalt, the kinsman to old Capulet,
Hath sent a letter to [Romeo's] father’s house.
Please place your SIR card on your desk and define the follow adjectives in your own words.

Act 2
MERCUTIO, his page, and BENVOLIO enter with other men.
I’m begging you, good Mercutio, let’s call it a day. It’s hot outside, and the Capulets are wandering around. If we bump into them, we’ll certainly get into a fight. When it’s hot outside, people become angry and hot-blooded.

You’re like one of those guys who walks into a bar, slams his sword on the table, and then says, “I pray I never have to use you.” By the time he orders his second drink, he pulls his sword on the bartender for no reason at all.

Am I really like one of those guys?
Come on, you can be as angry as any guy in Italy when you’re in the mood. When someone does the smallest thing to make you angry, you get angry. And when you’re in the mood to get angry, you find something to get angry about.

And what about that?

If there were two men like you, pretty soon there’d be none because the two of you would kill each other. You would fight with a man if he had one more whisker or one less whisker in his beard than you have in your beard. Only you would look for a fight like that. Your head is as full of fights as an egg is full of yolk, but your head has been beaten like scrambled eggs from so much fighting. And yet you’re the one who wants to teach me about restraint!
Oh great, here come the Capulets.

Well, well, I don’t care.

(to PETRUCCIO and others) Follow me closely, I’ll talk to them. (to the MONTAGUES) Good afternoon, gentlemen. I’d like to have a word with one of you.
You just want one word with one of us? Put it together with something else. Make it a word and a blow.

You’ll find me ready enough to do that, sir, if you give me a reason.

Can’t you find a reason without my giving you one?

Mercutio, you hang out with Romeo.
“Hang out?” Who do you think we are, musicians in a band? If we look like musicians to you, you can expect to hear nothing but noise. (touching the blade of his sword) This is my fiddlestick. I’ll use it to make you dance.

We’re talking here in a public place. Either go someplace private, or talk it over rationally, or else just go away. Out here everybody can see us.

Men’s eyes were made to see things, so let them watch. I won’t move to please anybody.
ROMEO enters.
Well, may peace be with you. Here comes my man, the man I’m looking for. Romeo, there’s only one thing I can call you. You’re a villain.

Tybalt, I have a reason to love you that lets me put aside the rage I should feel and excuse that insult. I am no villain. So, goodbye. I can tell that you don’t know who I am.

Boy, your words can’t excuse the harm you’ve done to me. So now turn and draw your sword.
I disagree. I’ve never done you harm. I love you more than you can understand until you know the reason why I love you. And so, good Capulet—which is a name I love like my own name—you should be satisfied with what I say.

This calm submission is dishonorable and vile. The thrust of a sword will end this surrender. (draws his sword)Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you go fight me?

What do you want from me?
Good King of Cats, I want to take one of your nine lives. I’ll take one, and, depending on how you treat me after that, I might beat the other eight out of you too. Will you pull your sword out of its sheath? Hurry up, or I’ll smack you on the ears with my sword before you have yours drawn.

I’ll fight you. (he draws his sword)

Noble Mercutio, put your sword away.

(drawing his sword) Draw your sword, Benvolio. Let’s beat down their weapons. Gentlemen, stop this disgraceful fight. Tybalt, Mercutio, the Prince has banned fighting in the streets of Verona. Stop, Tybalt. Stop, good Mercutio.
I’ve been hurt. May a plague curse both your families. I’m finished. Did he get away clean?
No, it’s not as deep as a well, but it’s enough. It’ll do the job. Ask for me tomorrow, and you’ll find me in a grave. I’m done for in this world, I believe. May a plague strike both your houses. I can’t believe that dog, that rat, that mouse, that cat could scratch me to death! That braggart, punk villain who fights like he learned swordsmanship from a manual! Why the hell did you come in between us? He struck me from under your arm.
I thought it was the right thing to do.
This gentleman Mercutio, a close relative of the Prince and my dear friend, was killed while defending me from Tybalt’s slander—Tybalt, who had been my cousin for a whole hour! Oh, sweet Juliet, your beauty has made me weak like a woman, and you have softened my bravery, which before was as hard as steel. The future will be affected by today’s terrible events. Today is the start of a terror that will end in the days ahead.

TYBALT enters.
Wretched boy, you hung out with him here, and you’re going to go to heaven with him.

This fight will decide who dies.

They fight.
Romeo, get out of here. The citizens are around, and Tybalt is dead. Don’t stand there shocked. The Prince will give you the death penalty if you get caught. So get out of here!

Oh, I have awful luck.

Why are you waiting?

ROMEO exits.
< Why is this significant?
< Why is Romeo waiting?
Please get out your SIR card and respond to the following in your spiral;
HOW: Quietly and on-task
HOW LONG: 5 minutes
WHAT: Follow the plot of Romeo and Juliet and document it on your story snake (in your spiral)
HOW: Silently and on-task
HOW LONG: 45 minutes
Act 3
"I wish the sun would hurry up and set and night would come immediately. When the night comes and everyone goes to sleep, Romeo will leap into my arms, and no one will know." ~J
Identify this speech by Juliet...

a statement or proposition that leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, or self-contradictory
Oh, he’s like a snake disguised as a flower. Did a dragon ever hide in such a beautiful cave? He’s a beautiful tyrant and a fiendish angel! He’s a raven with the feathers of the dove. He’s a lamb who hunts like a wolf! I hate him, yet he seemed the most wonderful man. He’s turned out to be the exact opposite of what he seemed. He’s a saint who should be damned. He’s a villain who seemed honorable. Oh nature, what were you doing in hell? Why did you put the soul of a criminal in the perfect body of a man? Was there ever such an evil book with such a beautiful cover? Oh, I can’t believe the deepest evil lurked inside something so beautiful!
There is no trust, no faith, no honesty in men. All of them lie. All of them cheat. They’re all wicked. Ah, where’s my servant?—Give me some brandy.—These griefs, these pains, these sorrows make me old. Shame on Romeo!
I hope sores cover your tongue for a wish like that! He was not born to be shameful. Shame does not belong with Romeo. He deserves only honor, complete honor. Oh, I was such a beast to be angry at him.
Are you going to say good things about the man who killed your cousin?
Am I supposed to say bad things about my own husband? Ah, my poor husband, who will sing your praises when I, your wife of three hours, have been saying awful things about you? But why, you villain, did you kill my cousin? Probably because my cousin the villain would have killed my husband. I’m not going to cry any tears. I would cry with joy that Romeo is alive...
"Which is more important - true love or family?"
Based on the conversation between NURSE and JULIET (regarding TYBALT), analyze this question.
Is there anything paradoxical about this question?
You will be turning in both your Eulogy and your reflection for your exit ticket today.
Get in your R & J project groups and continue working on your project
(Due Nov 20th)
a speech or piece of writing that praises someone highly, typically someone who has just died.
Write a Eulogy for either MERCUTIO or TYBALT. Use information from the text for your writing.
HOW: Quietly and on-task
HOW LONG: 10 minutes
*This will be part of your Exit Ticket
SWBAT make connections between Juliet’s internal conflict and examples in their own lives.
HOW: Quietly and on-task
HOW LONG: 25 minutes
Scholars will use this time to produce an exemplar project by:
Working collaboratively
Accurately summarizing an act of R & J
Using time effectively
HOW: Quietly and on-task (in groups)
HOW LONG: 20 minutes
Tybalt killed
Romeo banished
There is no world without Verona walls
But purgatory, torture, hell itself.
Hence “banishèd” is banished from the world,
And world’s exile is death. Then “banishèd,”

O deadly sin! O rude unthankfulness!
Thy fault our law calls death, but the kind Prince,
Taking thy part, hath rushed aside the law,
And turned that black word “death” to “banishment.”
This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not.

'Tis torture and not mercy. Heaven is here,
Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dog
And little mouse, every unworthy thing,
Live here in heaven and may look on her,
But Romeo may not...

Things have turned out so unluckily, sir, that we haven’t had time to convince our daughter to marry you. Listen, she loved her cousin Tybalt dearly, and so did I. Well, we were all born to die. It’s very late, she won’t be coming downstairs tonight. Believe me, if you weren’t here visiting me, I myself would have gone to bed an hour ago.

These times of pain are bad times for romance. Madam, good night. Give my regards to your daughter.

I will. And I’ll find out what she thinks about marriage early tomorrow. Tonight she is shut up in her room, alone with her sadness.

Sir Paris, I’ll make a desperate argument for my child’s love. I think she’ll do whatever I say. No, I think she’ll do all that and more. I have no doubt about it. Wife, visit her in her room before you go to bed. Tell her about my son Paris’s love for her. And tell her, listen to me, on Wednesday—Wait—What day is today?
Monday, my lord.

Monday! Ha, ha! Well, Wednesday is too soon. Let it be on Thursday. On Thursday, tell her, she’ll be married to this noble earl. Will you be ready? Do you think it’s a good idea to rush? We shouldn’t have too big a celebration—we can invite a friend or two. Listen, because Tybalt was just killed, people might think that we don’t care about his memory as our relative if we have too grand a party. Therefore we’ll have about half a dozen friends to the wedding, and that’s it. What do you think about Thursday?

My lord, I wish Thursday were tomorrow.
Well go on home. Thursday it is, then. (to LADY CAPULET) Visit Juliet before you go to bed. Get her ready, my wife, for this wedding day. (to PARIS) Farewell, my lord. Now I’m off to bed. Oh my! It’s so late that we might as well call it early. Good night.
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite
Why is Act 3, Scene 4 ironic?
(this is the scene we just watched & read)
To adequately answer this, we must ask ourselves;
Why is Juliet sad?
What is one of Lord Capulet's reasons for a wedding this week?
Let me keep weeping for such a great loss.
Feeling the loss like this, I can’t help but weep for him forever.
Yes, madam, he lies beyond my reach. I wish that no one could avenge my cousin’s death except me!
I’ll never be satisfied with Romeo until I see him . . . dead—dead is how my poor heart feels when I think about my poor cousin.
Why are these statements by Juliet examples of irony?
Mercutio killed
"Oh luck, luck. Everyone says you can’t make up your mind. If you change your mind so much, what are you going to do to Romeo, who’s so faithful? Change your mind, luck. I hope maybe then you’ll send him back home soon."
WHO is Juliet speaking to, WHAT is she actually saying &
DESCRIBE is her mood?
Explain your answer(s) and be prepared to discuss
Arranged marriage scheduled for Juliet & Paris
Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!
I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday,
Or never after look me in the face.
Speak not. Reply not. Do not answer me.
My fingers itch.—Wife, we scarce thought us blest
That God had lent us but this only child,
But now I see this one is one too much
It makes me mad. Day and night, hour after hour, all the time, at work, at play, alone, in company, my top priority has always been to find her a husband. Now I’ve provided a husband from a noble family, who is good-looking, young, well-educated. He’s full of good qualities.

He’s the man of any girl’s dreams. But this wretched, whimpering fool, like a whining puppet, she looks at this good fortune and answers, “I won’t get married. I can’t fall in love. I’m too young. Please, excuse me.” Well, if you won’t get married, I’ll excuse you. Eat wherever you want, but you can no longer live under my roof. Consider that. Think about it. I’m not in the habit of joking. Thursday is coming. Put your hand on your heart and listen to my advice. If you act like my daughter, I’ll marry you to my friend. If you don’t act like my daughter, you can beg, starve, and die in the streets. I swear on my soul, I will never take you back or do anything for you. Believe me. Think about it. I won’t break this promise.
Which is more important...true love or family?
Oh God!—Oh Nurse, how can this be stopped? My husband is alive on earth, my vows of marriage are in heaven. How can I bring those promises back down to earth, unless my husband sends them back down to me by dying and going to heaven? Give me comfort. Give me advice. Oh no! Oh no! Why does heaven play tricks on someone as weak as me? What do you say? Don’t you have one word of joy? Give me some comfort, Nurse.
Inference: What do you think Juliet will do?

What would you do?
Is it ever right to do the wrong thing?
Curse that old lady! Oh, that most wicked fiend! Is it a worse sin for her to want me to break my vows or for her to say bad things about my husband after she praised him so many times before? Away with you and your advice, Nurse. From now on, I will never tell you what I feel in my heart. I’m going to the Friar to find out his solution. If everything else fails, at least I have the power to take my own life.
Infer: Why does the nurse make this suggestion?
O most wicked fiend!
Is it more sin to wish me thus forsworn,
Or to dispraise my lord with that same tongue
Which she hath praised him with above compare
So many thousand times? Go, counselor.
Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain.
I’ll to the friar to know his remedy.
If all else fail, myself have power to die.
In the passage above, FIEND (line 1) most nearly means:
A. Friend
B. Nurse
C. Enemy
D. Angel
In the passage above, Juliet's mood can best be described as:
A. Depressed
B. Desperate
C. Amorous
D. Confused
Today we will be REFLECTIVE learners by:
Making connections between Juliet's internal conflict and something from our own lives
Reflecting on a given passage to determine mood and make inferences
Please get out your SIR card and define the following vocabulary term with the correct definition. (you may use your notes)
WHAT: SWBAT recall details from Romeo & Juliet and answer questions based on the reading

HOW: Quietly and on-task

HOW LONG: 35 minutes
Today we will be REFLECTIVE learners by:
making inferences from the text
connecting themes from Romeo & Juliet to our lives
She’s grieving too much over the death of Tybalt. So I haven’t had the chance to talk to her about love. Romantic love doesn’t happen when people are in mourning.
Now, sir, her father thinks it’s dangerous that she allows herself to become so sad.
He’s being smart by rushing our marriage to stop her from crying.
She cries too much by herself.
If she had someone to be with her, she would stop crying. Now you know the reason for the rush.
I’m happy to meet you, my lady and my wife.

That may be, sir, when I may be a wife.

That “may be” must be, love, on Thursday.

What must be shall be.
That is a certain truth.

Have you come to make confession to this father?

If I answered that, I’d be making confession to you.

Don’t deny to him that you love me.

I’ll confess to you that I love him.

You will also confess, I’m sure, that you love me.
Don’t tell me that you’ve heard about this marriage, Friar, unless you can tell me how to prevent it. If you who are so wise can’t help, please be kind enough to call my solution wise. (she shows him a knife) And I’ll solve the problem now with this knife. God joined my heart to Romeo’s. You joined our hands. And before I—who was married to Romeo by you—am married to another man, I’ll kill myself. You are wise and you have so much experience. Give me some advice about the current situation. Or watch. Caught between these two difficulties, I’ll act like a judge with my bloody knife. I will truly and honorably resolve the situation that you can’t fix, despite your experience and education. Don’t wait long to speak. I want to die if what you say isn’t another solution.
Hold on, then. Go home, be cheerful, and tell them you agree to marry Paris. Tomorrow is Wednesday. Tomorrow night make sure that you are alone. Don’t let the Nurse stay with you in your bedroom. (showing her a vial) When you’re in bed, take this vial, mix its contents with liquor, and drink. Then a cold, sleep-inducing drug will run through your veins, and your pulse will stop. Your flesh will be cold, and you’ll stop breathing. The red in your lips and your cheeks will turn pale, and your eyes will shut. It will seem like you’re dead. You won’t be able to move, and your body will be stiff like a corpse. You’ll remain in this deathlike state for forty-two hours, and then you’ll wake up as if from a pleasant sleep. Now, when the bridegroom comes to get you out of bed on Thursday morning, you’ll seem dead. Then, as tradition demands, you’ll be dressed up in your best clothes, put in an open coffin, and carried to the Capulet family tomb. Meanwhile, I’ll send Romeo word of our plan. He’ll come here, and we’ll keep a watch for when you wake up. That night, Romeo will take you away to Mantua. This plan will free you from the shameful situation that troubles you now as long as you don’t change your mind,
or become scared
like a silly woman and ruin your brave effort.
Reflect on Friar Lawrence's plan...
What could possibly go wrong?
The following passage is from Act 3 of Romeo & Juliet. Read the passage carefully, and answer the following prompt with a brief
(3 paragraph) expository essay

introduction + body + conclusion
O noble prince, I can discover all
The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl
There lies the man [Tybalt], slain by young Romeo,
That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio.
“What if Romeo hadn’t killed Tybalt? How might the play have been different?”
HOW: Silently, independently and on-task
HOW LONG: 20 minutes
*these terms will be part of your quiz tomorrow
Good-bye. Only God knows when we’ll meet again. There is a slight cold fear cutting through my veins. It almost freezes the heat of life. I’ll call them back here to comfort me. Nurse!—Oh, what good would she do here? In my desperate situation, I have to act alone.
Alright, here’s the vial.
What if
this mixture doesn’t work at all? Will I be married tomorrow morning? No, no, this knife will stop it. Lie down right there.
(she lays down the knife)
What if
the Friar mixed the potion to kill me? Is he worried that he will be disgraced if I marry Paris after he married me to Romeo? I’m afraid that it’s poison. And yet, it shouldn’t be poison because he is a trustworthy holy man.
What if
, when I am put in the tomb, I wake up before Romeo comes to save me? That’s a frightening idea. Won’t I suffocate in the tomb? There’s no healthy air to breathe in there. Will I die of suffocation before Romeo comes? Or if I live, I’ll be surrounded by death and darkness. It will be terrible. There will be bones hundreds of years old in that tomb, my ancestors' bones. Tybalt’s body will be in there, freshly entombed, and his corpse will be rotting. They say that during the night the spirits are in tombs. Oh no, oh no. I’ll wake up and smell awful odors. I’ll hear screams that would drive people crazy.
If I wake up too early, won’t I go insane with all these horrible, frightening things around me, start playing with my ancestors' bones, and pull Tybalt’s corpse out of his death shroud? Will I grab one of my dead ancestor’s bones and bash in my own skull? Oh, look! I think I see my cousin Tybalt’s ghost. He’s looking for Romeo because Romeo killed him with his sword. Wait, Tybalt, wait! Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here’s a drink. I drink to you.

She drinks from the vial and falls on her bed.
Be quiet, for shame! The cure for confusion is not yelling and screaming. You had this child with the help of heaven. Now heaven has her. She is in a better place. You could not prevent her from dying someday, but heaven will give her eternal life. The most you hope for was for her to marry wealthy and rise up the social ladder—that was your idea of heaven. And now you cry, even though she has risen up above the clouds, as high as heaven itself? Oh, in this love, you love your child so badly, that you go mad, even though she is in heaven. It is best to marry well and die young, better than to be married for a long time. Dry up your tears, and put your rosemary on this beautiful corpse. And, in accordance with custom, carry her to the church in her best clothes. It’s natural for us to shed tears for her, but the truth is, we should be happy for her.
How would the story be different if the characters could have texted each other?
Please get out your SIR card and reflect on the following:
Please clear your desks...
WHAT: Quiz over Act 3
HOW: Silently and independently
HOW LONG: 15 minutes
SWBAT make inferences and real-world applications while reading Romeo & Juliet.

HOW: Quietly and on-task
HOW LONG: 35 minutes
"There are no new stories..."

Reflect. Can you think of any movies that you have seen that are based on (or influenced by) Romeo& Juliet?
What are they?
Describe how they are similar.
Describe how they are different.
: that which is inevitably predetermined.
: the existing conditions or state of affairs surrounding a person.
Contrast the roles of fate and circumstance in Romeo & Juliet thus far. Please site examples in your explanation.
HOW: Silently and independently
HOW LONG: 7 minutes
If I can trust my dreams, then some joyful news is coming soon. Love rules my heart, and all day long a strange feeling has been making me cheerful.
I had a dream that my lady came and found me dead
. It’s a strange dream that lets a dead man think! She came and brought me back to life by kissing my lips. I rose from the dead and was an emperor. Oh my! How sweet it would be to actually have the woman I love, when merely thinking about love makes me so happy.
Well, Juliet, I’ll lie with you tonight. Let’s see how. Destructive thoughts come quickly to the minds of desperate men! I remember a pharmacist who lives nearby. I remember he wears shabby clothes and has bushy eyebrows. He makes drugs from herbs. He looks poor and miserable and worn out to the bone. He had a tortoise shell hanging up in his shop as well as a stuffed alligator and other skins of strange fish. There were a few empty boxes on his shelves, as well as green clay pots, and some musty seeds. There were a few strands of string and mashed rose petals on display. Noticing all this poverty, I said to myself, “If a man needed some poison”—which they would immediately kill you for selling in Mantua—“here is a miserable wretch who’d sell it to him.” Oh, this idea came before I needed the poison. But this same poor man must sell it to me. As I remember, this should be the house. Today’s a holiday, so the beggar’s shop is shut. Hey! Pharmacist!
Why does everyone assume Romeo & Juliet are apt to hurt themselves?
Please, sir, have patience. You look pale and wild as if you’re going to hurt yourself
Is this foreshadowing or simply character analysis?
Is it ever right to do the wrong thing?
My poverty, but not my will, consents.

I pay thy poverty and not thy will.
(gives APOTHECARY money) There is your gold.
Money is a worse poison to men’s souls, and commits more murders in this awful world,
than these poor poisons that you’re not allowed to sell. I’ve sold you poison. You haven’t sold me any. Goodbye. Buy yourself food, and put some flesh on your bones.
I’ll take this mixture, which is a medicine, not a poison, to Juliet’s grave.
That’s where I must use it.
Now I must go to the tomb alone. Within three hours Juliet will wake up. She’ll be very angry with me that Romeo doesn’t know what happened. But I’ll write again to Mantua, and I’ll keep her in my cell until Romeo comes. That poor living corpse. She’s shut inside a dead man’s tomb!
"Money is a worse poison to men’s souls, and commits more murders in this awful world"
Respond to the statement above.
What is this statement saying?
Do you agree or disagree?
Support your opinion.
Today we will be reading Act 5, scenes 1-2

HOW: Quietly and on-task

HOW LONG: 30minutes
Please be working on your Act 4-5 handout while reading
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 foes
A pair of
star-crossed lovers
take their life,
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-marked love
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage.
SWBAT use textual evidence to defend a position.

WHAT: Reading Act 5, Scene 3
HOW: Quietly and on-task
HOW LONG: 35 minutes
Watchmen (3)
Lord & Lady Capulet
Lord Montague
(he scatters flowers at JULIET’s closed tomb) Sweet flower, I’m spreading flowers over your bridal bed. Oh, pain! Your canopy is dust and stones. I’ll water these flowers every night with sweet water. Or, if I don’t do that, my nightly rituals to remember you will be to put flowers on your grave and weep.
Does Paris love Juliet?
Give me that pickax and the crowbar. (he takes them from BALTHASAR) Here, take this letter. Early in the morning deliver it to my father. (he gives the letter to BALTHASAR) Give me the light. (he takes the torch from BALTHASAR)
Swear on your life, I command you, whatever you hear or see, stay away from me and do not interrupt me in my plan. I’m going down into this tomb of the dead, partly to behold my wife’s face. But my main reason is to take a precious ring from her dead finger. I must use that ring for an important purpose. So go on your way.
But if you get curious and return to spy on me, I swear I’ll tear you apart limb by limb and spread your body parts around to feed the hungry animals in the graveyard. My plan is wild and savage. I am more fierce in this endeavor than a hungry tiger or the raging sea.
How often are men happy right before they die! They call it the lightness before death. Oh, how can I call this lightness? Oh, my love! My wife! Death has sucked the honey from your breath, but it has not yet ruined your beauty. You haven’t been conquered. There is still red in your lips and in your cheeks. Death has not yet turned them pale. Tybalt, are you lying there in your bloody death shroud? Oh, what better favor can I do for you than to kill the man who killed you with the same hand that made you die young. Forgive me, cousin! Ah, dear Juliet, why are you still so beautiful? Should I believe that death is in love with you, and that the awful monster keeps you here to be his mistress? I don’t like that idea, so I’ll stay with you. And I will never leave this tomb.
Here, here I’ll remain with worms that are your chamber-maids. Oh, I’ll rest here forever. I’ll forget about all the bad luck that has troubled me. Eyes, look out for the last time! Arms, make your last embrace! And lips, you are the doors of breath. Seal with a righteous kiss the deal I have made with death forever.

(ROMEO kisses JULIET and takes out the poison)

Come, bitter poison, come, unsavory guide! You desperate pilot, let’s crash this sea-weary ship into the rocks! Here’s to my love!

(drinks the poison)

O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.
What’s this here? It’s a cup, closed in my true love’s hand? Poison, I see, has been the cause of his death. How rude! He drank it all, and didn’t leave any to help me afterward. I will kiss your lips. Perhaps there’s still some poison on them, to make me die with a medicinal kiss. (she kisses ROMEO) Your lips are warm.


Oh, noise? Then I’ll be quick. Oh, good, a knife!
My body will be your sheath.
Rust inside my body and let me die.

(she stabs herself with ROMEO’s dagger and dies)
What are star-crossed lovers?
Reflect and be ready to share.
Clear your desk of everything but a pen/pencil and your SIR card.
HOW: Silently and independently
HOW LONG: 8 Minutes
On a FULL Sheet of paper (1 per group) write:
EACH group member's name
Your act #
Script, Interpretation, Content, Acting, Collaboration
Get out your SIR card and quietly get with your R & J Project group
On a half sheet of paper, write 1 PARAGRAPH detailing the specific jobs each team member was assigned (and how much of it they performed) from your R & J project group.
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