Romeo and Juliet died a very tragic death. Who is to blame for this? Consider the MANY options...
Is it Friar Laurence's fault for marrying them too young? Is it the apothecary's fault for providing romeo with the poison? Is it Tybalt's fault for loving to fight? Is it Romeo's fault for loving too easily? Is it the Nurse's fault for telling Juliet she should Marry Paris? What about Lady Capulet and Capulet for not respecting Juliet's wishes to avoid marriage to Paris? Paris for not realizing Juliet isn't happy to marry him? The Prince's fault for not punishing the families sooner? Etc.
We are now more than half-way through the play. Please pick three characters and tell me your first impression of them and why. Also - please respond thoughtfully to at least two other classmates posts. Do you agree or disagree with them and why?
Characters to consider: Friar Lawrence Nurse Tybalt Benvolio Mercutio Lady Capulet Paris Romeo Juliet Montague Lady Montague
Write three original tweets (from three diff. characters) about an event or character's perspective in ACT ONE. Also, respond in twitter format to at least two of your classmates posts. Include twitter handles(@) and hashtags (#).
Example: Nurse (@ilovejuliet) : @juliet I am so proud you decided not to marry Paris. That's my girl. #singleladies
Response Example: Juliet (@juliet) : @ilovejuliet I'm just not ready. So sick of everyone pushing him on me #tooyoung
Many of the characters are considered outcasts in their society. Describe how one or more of the characters is considered an outsider, without power, privilege, and position. Consider who would be an outcast in today's society. 1. Include evidence to support your claims. 2. A well developed paragraph = 250 words. 3. Also respond to ONE of your classmates posts. DUE 2.18.14 by MIDNIGHT
What are your initial reactions to the characters we've learned about in Les Mis thus far? Jean Valjean Javert Fantine The Bishop Cosette Mme. Thenardier (Mrs.) Thenardier (Mr.) Factory workers Foreman Please select at LEAST two and support your opinions with evidence from the text (the script can be found online under "documents"). ALSO: please respond to TWO of your classmates responses. Do you agree or disagree and why? Due by 12 a.m. Monday 2.10.14
Provide a brief summary of your novel. Also, please provide three questions (taken from your annotations) that you plan to research in regards to the historical event or time period in your novel. Due by class time on Monday 2.10.14
Les Mis, by Victor Hugo, is filled with themes that relate to today's society. Research a current event that relates to one of the following themes:
The Fight for Freedom
Crime and Punishment
Your task is to summarize the current event and explain how it relates to Les Mis. My challenge for you is to think locally and use specifics. Your response should be free of grammatical errors and written in paragraph format. Please provide your source. Due by Midnight 2.6.14 (Thursday)