Mustang Minute Wednesday October 15, 2014 Grab Items Needed: 1. 2. Writing utensil 3. 4. Week 9 MM R&J Book (I’m doing a book check) Act 4 Discussion Questions *Back table – pink worksheet Make sure EVERYTHING ELSE is cleared off your desk. Mustang Minute If you lived in a society where you were completely and totally dependent upon your parents, as Juliet is, what circumstances might cause you to risk being thrown out of the house and have society scorn you as an ungrateful child? Skills Focus: Dramatic Irony Dramatic Irony: When we, the reader/audience, know something the characters in the story/play do not know. Today’s Reading Roles: Paris Friar Lawrence Juliet Lord Capulet Lady Capulet Nurse **REMEMBER: Readers earn Professionalism Points (this is the only way to make up points lost from Late Work). Open your Book to Act 4 scene 1 The last scene of Act 3 occurred on Tuesday morning. The day is still Tuesday when Scene 1 of Act 4 begins. Paris asks Friar Laurence to perform his and Juliet’s marriage ceremony. Juliet enters, and, for the first time, the audience sees Paris and Juliet converse. Paris waits for words of love from Juliet, but, using ambiguous phrases, she is skillfully evasive in her responses. Paris mistakes her forlorn appearance as grief for Tybalt and leaves the cell, ignorant of her love for, and marriage to, Romeo. Responding to Juliet’s desperation, Friar Laurence concocts a plan that he believes will prevent the marriage of Juliet and Paris and allow for the reunion of Romeo and Juliet. Open your Book to Act 4 scene 2 We return to the Capulet house where wedding preparations for Juliet and Paris appear to be in full swing. Lying, Juliet tells her father that “henceforward I am ever ruled by you.” Her reply satisfies him. Full of joy, Lord Capulet moves the wedding date forward to Wednesday and goes off to consult with Paris. Open your Book to Act 4 scene 3 Juliet retires to her chamber, and convinces her mother and nurse to leave her alone. Once she is by herself, she speaks in a soliloquy and expresses her fears about the uncertain future. Seeing no alternative to taking the potion, she overcomes her “hideous fears” and drinks the entire vial. Fall Break Homework: 1.Finish your Romeo & Juliet reading. 2.Finish your Romeo & Juliet study guide. 3.Finish your Facebook Profile for Romeo OR Juliet. 4.Finish any and all LATE/REDO work.