Day 1

Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why are Juliet's parents so worried about whether she can love Paris?

    It may hide a concern that she really is too young to marry, since both express uncertainty about that question at some point in their conversations. They may simply be caring parents, more attentive than many in that era to their daughter's real desires; they may want to please Paris, who really wants Juliet's love.

  2. 2

    What is the significance of the Nurse in this act?

    Primarily, most students will see that she serves as comic relief. But she also serves to highlight the upper-class position of the Capulet family (by showing herself more bawdy and less educated than its other members),...

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