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R_J student guide - Rowland High School

R_J student guide - Rowland High School

Act 3, scene 2: Night

Act 3, scene 2: Night ImageryDirections: Read Juliet’s speech in Act 3 scene 2 lines 1-33.1. Write down each time the word “night” is used (including the entire image)2. What feelings/images are associated with each use of “night”—you can describe the images or drawthem.3. How does the imagery of night add to this scene?4. How is the image of night in this play different from how night is traditionally symbolized in literature?5. Draw a picture of one of the images from the passage.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Act 4, scene 1: I’d rather… PoemASSIGNMENT: Write a poem in the style of Shakespeare’s poem “I’d rather” speech by Juliet. You need toinclude the thing you don’t want to do in the beginning and end, and have ten or more alternatives listed in themiddle of the poem. The point of the poem is to create outrageous alternatives to show exaggeration, so do notcreate alternatives that you actually would want to do. A student example is provided.JULIET O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris,80 From off the battlements of yonder tower;Or walk in thievish ways; or bid me lurkWhere serpents are; chain me with roaring bears;Or shut me nightly in a charnel house,O'ercovered quite with dead men's rattling bones,85 With reeky shanks and yellow chapless skulls;Or bid me go into a new-made graveAnd hide me with a dead man in his shroud—Things that, to hear them told, have made me tremble—And I will do it without fear or doubt,90 To live an unstained wife to my sweet love.Oh have me share my bed, rather than eat mayonnaise,With one million slimy grand-daddy long legs,Or take away my phone; or leave me aloneIn the dark; forbid me to eat chocolate;Or make me stay a rainy day at Disneyland;To have no social life in school,Isolated from all my friends;Or bid me listen to classical music, or raid my closetAnd dress me like a preppyThese that to hear them would make me trembleI would do without fear or doubtTo never have to eat, or look, orSmell mayonnaise again----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Act 4, scene 3: Advise ColumnDirections: Romeo and Juliet did not, of course, have a great advantage in their day that we have in ours: to beable to write to a local or national advise columnist to answer “unsolvable” problems. But imagine they did.Step 1: Write a letter from either Romeo’s or Juliet’s perspective about any event in the play so far asking adviseabout what to do. The letter must be in letter format.Step 2: After you turn in your questions in class, you will be given a letter and must answer it with the advise youwould give as if you were the advise columnist.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Act 5: Fate versus Human ErrorWhat is fate? ______________________________________________________________________________Answer each question with: F for fate or H for human error.1. Romeo receives news that Juliet is dead _____ 2. Romeo buys poison _____3. The Friar’s message does not reach Romeo _____ 4. Paris and Romeo meet at Juliet’s tomb. _____5. Romeo kills Paris _____ 6. Romeo swallows the poison ______7. Juliet stabs herself with Romeo’s dagger _____ 8. Friar Lawrence arrives at Juliet’s tomb too late _____9. Capulet and Montague end the feud _____4

Significant QuotesDirections: For all of the following quotes, identify (1) who said it, (2) who heard it, (3) what/who is thequote about, (4) what do the lines mean either literally or figuratively, (5) are there any literary devicesin the quote, and (6) why is this quote important to the story or character development?Act I1. “Many a morning hath he there been seen/ With tears augmenting the morning’s dew” (I.i. 129-130)2. ”I have a soul of lead/ So stakes me to the ground I cannot move” (I.iv. 15-16)3. “My only love sprung from my only hate!” (I.v. 138)Act II1. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other word would smell as sweet”(III.ii. 43-44)2. “Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (II.iii. 67-68)3. “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be;/ For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn yourhouseholds rancor to pure love.” (II.iii. 90-92)Act III1. “Ask for me/tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man” (III.i. 94-95)2. “Mercy by murders, pardoning those that kill” (III.i. 195)3. “O serpent heart, hid a flow’ring face!/Did dragon keep so fair a cave?Was ever bookcontaining such vile matter/ So fairly bound?” (III.ii 73-74, 83-84)4. “These times of woe afford no times to woo” (III.iv.8)5. “Indeed I shall never be satisfied/ With Romeo till I behold him—dead--/ is my poor heart so fora kinsman vexed” (III.v. 93-95)6. “And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, / For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledgethee” (III.v. 192-193)Act IV1. “Now, sir, her father counts it dangerous/ That she do give her sorrow so much away, / And inhis wisdom haste our marriage” (IV.i. 9-11)2. “O, shut the door, and when thou has done so,/ Come weep with me—past hope, past care,past help!” (IV.i. 44-45)3. “Death lies on her like an untimely frost/ Upon the sweetest flower of all the field” (IV.v. 28-29)Act V1. “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight” (V.i. 34)2. “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight!/ Grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath.”(V.iii. 210-211)3. “And I, for winking at your discords too, /Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished”(V.iii. 294-295)5

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