Literature: Romeo and Juliet (part 2)

Thursday, January 12th
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This lesson contains 16 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 4 videos.

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Thursday, January 12th

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- 10 minutes of silent reading
- Literature: Romeo and Juliet

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Read your novel

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The famous balcony scene

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Read this extract from the famous balcony scene, in which Juliet is talking about her love for Romeo.

Shakespeare’s original version
‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy.

Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.

What’s Montague?
It is nor hand, nor foot,

Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part

Belonging to a man.
O, be some other name!

What’s in a name?
That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.
Modern English
Only your name is my enemy.You’d be yourself even if you weren’t a Montague.
What is a Montague?
It isn’t a hand, foot, arm, face, or any other body part.
Oh, change your name!
What does a name mean?
A rose would smell as sweet
even if we called it by some other name.

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Slide 6 - Video

While watching
Use your reader and look at page 49. We start at the top of the page ("Which is the god of my idolatry").

Try to find out what Romeo and Juliet have decided to do?

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Juliet: Just tell me where and when and I'll be there to marry you tomorrow.

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Read the brief summary at the bottom of page 49, then the lines from 'Now, good sweet nurse...' until 'Honest nurse, farewell' on page 50. What's going on here?

Slide 10 - Open question

Slide 11 - Video

Why would Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?

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Scene 3, act 1. But then things turn for the worst:
Romeo and his friends run into Tybalt (Juliet's cousin). Tybalt is angry with Romeo because of his presence at the party.

"Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain."

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Slide 14 - Video

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- Make sure you've finished reading your 2nd novel
- Bring your novel, literature reader, device and earphones to class

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