Literature lesson 5 January 2021

Romeo and Juliet
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This lesson contains 11 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

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Romeo and Juliet

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What do you know about Romeo and Juliet?

Slide 2 - Mind map

Take notes while watching
As you watch, make notes. What do you learn about:

The Montagues
The Capulets
Count Paris
Friar Lawrence

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Which character is your favourite and why?

Slide 5 - Open question

Important facts:
1. Prose and verse

R&J is mostly written in verse, but prose is also used. Can you find it in your reader?

*verse = has a set rhythm and structure
* prose = conversational way of speaking (no rhythm)

2. Antithesis (oxymoron)

In Romeo’s ‘Banished’ speech in Act 3 Scene 3, he uses antithesis to describe how it feels to be separated from Juliet. ''Tis torture and not mercy’ (Romeo, 3:3) is just one example. Opposites like light and dark and heaven and hell are used a lot in Romeo and Juliet.

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3. Dramatic irony
- an important literary device used by Shakespeare in his tragedies
- audience is aware of the fate of the characters, but the characters are unaware of the implications of the meanings

Watch this video and identify the dramatic irony.

Example in Act 1 scene 4:
Before Romeo meets Juliet at the ball, for example, he says his ‘mind misgives / Some consequence yet hanging in the stars' (Romeo, 1:4).

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Key moments and facts

Act 1 scene 1: the scene is set
Act 1 scene 4: R&J meet for the first time
Act 2 scene 1 (or 2 in many editions): the balcony scene
Act 2 scene 5: R&J get married in secret
Act 3 scene 1: Romeo kills Tybalt
Act 3 scene 5: The unhappy couple are parted
Act 4 scene 1: Dangerous solution
Act 5 scene 1: Romeo finds out Juliet is 'dead' and plans suicide
Act 5 scene 3: Romeo kills Paris, drinks poison. Juliet wakes up, stabs herself to death with Romeo's knife. Montagues & Capulets are reconciled.

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Listen and read along
You will listen to an extract of the play. The extract can be found in your reader page xx

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Literary devices

Dramatic irony


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