William Shakespeare and The Tragic Story of Romeo and Juliet
A Brief Overview
Students will be introduced to Drama and terms associated with dramatic works.
At the end of the Unit, students will be able to answer the following questions:
- Why read a play that's over 400 years old?
- How is drama different from other literary forms?
- Are Shakespeare's views on love, loyalty, friendship, and fate still relevant today?
- How do you know if a relationship is healthy or hurtful?
- Why is love so complicated?
- Is emotion stronger than reason?
- If any, what are the boundaries of love and sacrifice, and where does one draw the line between them?
At the end of the Unit, students will have a deeper understanding of the following ideas:
- Sometimes relationships can be hurtful, even leading to death
- Love is never easy
- Sometimes our emotions win out over reason
- If you truly love someone, it can be difficult to establish boundaries
- Many people would make the ultimate sacrifice for one they loved
- Often people have flaws that cause an ultimate downfall