S: Mrs. Jocks 9th Grade English
FC: An Introduction to Romeo and Juliet | By: William Shakespeare | This project, done using Mixbooks, is designed to give students a brief introduction to Shakespeares, "Romeo and Juliet."
1: The TEKS covered by this presentation are: 110.31. English Language Arts and Reading, English I (5) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to: (A) analyze non-linear plot development (e.g., flashbacks, foreshadowing, sub-plots, parallel plot structures) and compare it to linear plot development; (B) analyze how authors develop complex yet believable characters in works of fiction through a range of literary devices, including character foils; (C) analyze the way in which a work of fiction is shaped by the narrator's point of view; and (D) demonstrate familiarity with works by authors from non-English-speaking literary traditions with emphasis on classical literature.
2: Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare in 1594 or 1595
3: He was also the author of many other famous plays.
4: The Characters: | The Capulets | The Montagues
5: Romeo & Juliet
6: Act I
7: Shakespeare establishes an on-going feud between two families: the Montagues and Capulets. Juliet’s father decides that even though Juliet is only 13 it is time to find her a husband. Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet ( A Capulet) meet and fall in love.
8: Act II
9: One of the Capulets challenges Romeo to a duel. Romeo’s friends fear for his safety. Friar Laurence conspires with Romeo to arrange a secret marriage.
10: – The duel between Romeo and Tybalt takes place after all, and Romeo kills Tybalt. The Prince spares Romeo’s life, but banishes him from Verona. Juliet’s father announces that she shall wed Paris in 3 days. Juliet makes plans to seek the advice of Friar Laurence where unbeknownst to her Romeo is hiding. | Act III
11: -- Juliet threatens to commit suicide rather than marry Paris. Friar Laurence convinces her to fake her death in order to be with Romeo. Juliet follows the Friar’s plan, and her corpselike body is discovered by her nurse. | Act IV
12: – Romeo receives word that Juliet is dead. He buys a fast-acting poison and travels to Juliet’s tomb so that he may die beside her. Paris is also at the tomb. He and Romeo fight, and Paris is killed. Romeo drinks the poison. Juliet awakens and stabs herself to death with Romeo’s dagger. The feuding families end their feud and erect golden statues to the lovers. | Act V