Thinking about Romeo & Juliet

When we study Literature the pieces of work we read raise moral and ethical issues and develop  awareness of other cultures and widen our appreciation of social and cultural issues.

In this project we will focus on three different literary devices:  

  • The Theme of Conflict in the play Romeo and Juliet  is conveyed in many forms, mostly through physical violence; this can clearly be seen in the era of the Renaissance where many European nations were at war In the play Shakespeare shows conflict in different layers: family versus family, parent versus child and some inner conflicts. Conflict is a key issue in  the play; it is shown in the beginning, middle and end.

Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Each person  has his/her own opinions, ideas and beliefs. We have our own ways of seeing things and we act according to what we think is proper. However,  we often find ourselves in conflict in different situations; Sometimes we are the only ones involved, sometimes some other persons are involved or perhaps a group of people.Conflict may influence our actions and decisions .

Students will analyse Conflict in Romeo and Juliet and conflict now. The last one  will be discussed in two perspectives (See proposal)

  •  Characters, their relationships and situations in the play. Characters are essential      story elements in Literature. Each teacher will decide how deep the analysis will be     considering basic analysis to different types of character.
  • First person Point of view, students will be encouraged to put themselves  in the character´s shoes trying to see the world depicted in the story through the characters´ eyes.