Romeo and Juliet


Discussion Topics

1. The two protagonists in the play commit suicide at the play’s end. Does the fact that they killed themselves make you feel more or less empathy toward them?

2. The title suggests that Romeo and Juliet are a pair, but most of their action in the play occurs when they are not with one another. How does this impact the movement of the play?

3. Do you find the idea of love at first sight believable? Did this play help form your opinion about love at first sight?

4. In many ways, Romeo and Juliet appear to be dutiful children, though their actions can also be interpreted as rebellious. Do you believe that their decision to enter into a relationship was based on a desire to be rebellious?

5. Juliet feels as if her nurse betrays her when the Nurse suggests that Juliet marry Paris. Do you agree?

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