Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Analyzing How Shakespeare's Structural Choices Create Mystery and Suspense - Section 1: Activator


After a short discussion on the vocabulary word and if the title reflects the play's plot, we came to an agreement that "excellent and lamentable" is a pretty accurate description of the play.

One students commented that "the play is a tragedy about two wacko teenagers who went crazy with their feelings."  I thought that was pretty straightforward.  What do you think?

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Analyzing How Shakespeare's Structural Choices Create Mystery and Suspense

Unit 8: Romeo and Juliet
Lesson 10 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze how Shakespeare's choices concerning how to structure the play, and order events within it create mystery and suspense, and its impact on themes by using a plot diagram and citing specific textual clues/evidence.

Big Idea: Suspense, Mystery, Love, and Violence...Shakespeare does it all!

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