Kind of Activity:
To delve deeper into the feud at the heart of I[Romeo and Juliet]
Common Core Standards:
Engage in a brief discussion with the students. What do we know, so far, about the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets? We know that it inspires passions in both servants and family members, that it causes enough fights for Prince Escalus to impose his severe penalty, that it causes Romeo and Juliet to panic upon learning that each belongs to the other family. But we do not know what the feud is about, or how it began. What might have started it? Take a few ideas from the students.
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