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Become swept up in a tale of love, feuds and tragedy. Before and after reading questions and activities are designed to help guide student comprehension as they read the novel. Identify the central problem of this play. Defend or refute statements about the play by using evidence from the text. Find an example of hyperbole in Romeo's soliloquy. Get a handle on the difficult vocabulary by finding their synonyms based on their context. Identify the use of alliteration within Romeo and Mercutio's conversation. Answer true or false questions concerning the Capulet's plans to have Juliet marry Paris. Compare the feud between the Capulets and Montagues with another famous feud from history. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel: William Shakespeare's timeless tragic tale of two doomed young lovers caught between feuding families. The two young people fall in love and are secretly married. When Romeo kills Juliet's kinsmen in a duel, he is banished and forced to live in exile. Distraught, Juliet formulates a plan to bring Romeo back by drinking a substance that renders her into a death-like state for several hours. Her family—assuming she is dead—lays Juliet to rest in the family vault. Romeo, also believing Juliet is dead, drinks poison and dies. Juliet recovers, sees Romeo dead beside her, and stabs herself to death. Both the Capulet and Montague families arrive at the tomb and are devastated; however, as a result of the tragedy they reconcile.