Reading: Finish reading to the end of Part I




Homework: Complete Twelfth Night Act I worksheet.  Omit the last fill in the blank question and question #5.


Reading: Please finish the First Period (p 64)

Assignment: Romeo and Juliet Essay due on Monday, December 7th.  Criteria as follows:  Write a 5-paragraph literary essay of approximately 500 – 800 words on one of the following topics:

  1.  Is Romeo and Juliet a tragedy of character or of circumstance?  Do they die because of their own character weaknesses or because of events beyond their control? 
  2. Examine the various attitudes toward love in this play: the bawdy, the courtly, the desperately passionate.  What truths is Shakespeare trying to reveal?
  3. Personal responsibility is an important issue in the play Romeo and Juliet.  Compare how three characters in the play deal with their roles and responsibilities.  Also, discuss the outcomes of their actions.