Grade 8 Humanities: Week of 10/23/2017 Who Was That Masked Human?
This week found us at the turning point in Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio slain. Tybalt slain. And Romeo banished? What is going on in Verona?! We made especially messy character charts to mirror the chaos in the story. We also had a chance to do some writing about the dynamic character interactions that have changed over the course of the play thus far. Also, now that almost all our masks are up in our hallway gallery, we can use them as a point of reference for the qualities imbued in our protagonists.
”And for that offence
Immediately we do exile him hence.
I have an interest in your hearts’ proceeding.
My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding.
But I’ll amerce you with so strong a fine
That you shall all repent the loss of mine.
I will be deaf to pleading and excuses.
Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses,
Therefore use none. Let Romeo hence in haste,
Else, when he’s found, that hour is his last.
Bear hence this body and attend our will.
Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.”
— Prince Escalus, Act III, i
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