Romeo and Juliet

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ROMEO & JULIET JOURNAL ENTRIES

Journal entries should be approximately two pages (double-spaced) in length. They should be in order, in your journal duo-tang. Include the date at the top of each entry. Respond to the following in complete sentences and paragraphs. Observe the following: Double-space

Use ink
Write on only one side of paper
Proof-read carefully
Refer to District 18 Writing Rubric

Do all of the following. Number appropriately.
1. Love or Lust: Romeo and Juliet appear to be “victims” of love at first sight. Do you believe in love at first sight? Are Romeo and Juliet “in love” or “in lust”? Discuss, explaining the difference between love and lust. Refer to the play Romeo and Juliet, as well as your own experience.

2. Forbidden Relationships: How would you handle a situation in which you are forbidden by your family to associate with a young man or woman you really wanted to see? Should family have input into the people with whom you want to associate? Discuss, referring to Romeo and Juliet, as well as to your own experience.

3. Agree or Disagree: “Parents are often the unintentional causes of what they perceive to be their children’s bad behavior.” Suggest some ideas that adults could follow to make relationships between teenagers and adults more productive.

4. Letter to Father: Has Capulet behaved as a typical father? What would you say to Capulet? Put your response in the form of a letter. Use evidence from the play to support your reasoning. Use the appropriate tone in addressing the nobleman Capulet.

5. Guilty: Who was really responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Refer to all the characters who had influence on their ultimate demise.

6. Your Perspective: Consider and comment on your own perspective. You are a person close in age to Romeo and Juliet, yet you are living in another culture and nearly 400 years later than these characters....
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