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2 ROMEO AND JULIET A PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 9 th Grade English Ms. Richards Click the image to continue Characters & Summary of Acts 1 through 5

3 MAIN MENU  Plot Overview Plot Overview  Main Characters Main Characters  More Characters More Characters  Act 1 Act 1  Act 2 Act 2  Act 3 Act 3  Act 4 Act 4  Act 5 Act 5  Review Question Review Question To navigate through the power point, click on each of the items shown on the left of this slide. Once you have completed reading the item you have clicked on, look for the picture of Romeo and Juliet in the bottom right hand corner to return to the main menu where you will select the next item to learn about. Once you have completed the reading slides, choose the review question. If you get it wrong the first time, don’t worry, go back and try again. When you correctly answer the question click the image in the bottom right corner, the last slide will give you directions to return to the title slide for the next student. Enjoy the lesson!

4 PLOT OVERVIEW Click the image to return to the main menu This play by William Shakespeare takes place in Verona, Italy. Here two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, have an ongoing feud that continues through the generations. Romeo and Juliet meet and it was love at first sight. The young star- crossed lovers don’t care about their families feud and they plan to secretly run away and get married. The outcome is tragic, but you will have to continue reading to find it out.

5 CHARACTERS  Romeo- Son of Montague and Lady Montague. About 16 years old, very passionate, leaves Rosaline because he falls in love with Juliet. Romeo has no interest in the feud of the Montagues and Capulets.  Juliet- Daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. About 14 years old, falls in love with Romeo and wants to marry him.  Tybalt- Juliet’s cousin. He hates the Montagues and is quick to draw his sword. He is vain and has a temper  Friar Lawrence- A holy Catholic man who secretly marries Romeo and Juliet in hopes that it will stop the families from fighting. He is also a master with herbs and potions.  Nurse- Acted as Juliet’s mother her entire life. She is witty and comical in the play. The Nurse helps Romeo and Juliet with their secret love but doesn’t necessarily understand it. Click the image to return to main menu

6 MORE CHARACTERS Click the image to return to the main menu  Mercutio- He is a kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. He tends to play on words a lot, and has an interesting imagination. He does not believe in Romeo’s love.  Capulet & Lady Capulet- Juliet’s parents who love her, but don’t know much about her or her feelings. They hate the Montagues, and want Juliet to marry a boy named Paris who is a kinsman to the Prince.  Montague and Lady Montague- Romeo’s parents who hate the Montagues. Lady Montague dies of grief once she hears that Romeo has been exiled from Verona.  Friar John- In charge of bringing the news to Romeo that Juliet has faked her death, but he gets caught up and the news never reaches him.  Balthasar- tells Romeo of Juliet’s death, unaware that it is fake.  Peter, Sampson, and Gregory- Capulet servants  Abram- Montague’s servant  Rosaline- Romeo’s first love who does not love him back

7 ACT 1 SUMMARY Click the image to return to the main menu A young man named Romeo opens the play. He is depressed because he loves a girl named Rosaline, but she does not love him back. Romeo’s friend, Benvolio, sees that Romeo is sad and convinces him to go to a masked ball at the Capulet’s house, who his family has had bitter hate towards his entire life. Romeo agrees to attend, and he meets a beautiful girl named Juliet, who he later finds out is the daughter of Capulet. They seal their love with a kiss that night. Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, recognizes who Romeo is and kicks him out of the ball, swearing that he will find him later to fight.

8 ACT 2 SUMMARY Click the image to return to main menu After the ball, Romeo wanders into the Capulet’s garden where he hears Juliet calling out his name and wishing he wasn’t a Montague. Romeo makes his presence known and the two share an intimate love scene and make plans to be married. Juliet sends the nurse to make final arrangements for the wedding. Friar Lawrence agreed to marry the two because he believes it will stop the feuding between the two families.

9 ACT 3 SUMMARY Click the image to return to main menu Tybalt, has found Romeo leaving Friar Lawrence’s cell, and tries to start a fight, but Romeo is so love struck that he refuses to engage in a quarrel with him. Instead, Mercutio fights Tybalt and is killed. Romeo is so enraged at his friend’s murder that he begins to fight Tybalt, and kills him. The Prince of Verona gets word of what has happened and bans Romeo from Verona. Juliet becomes hysterical, and her parents believe it is because of Tybalt’s death, so they plan her wedding with Paris, not knowing of her marriage and love of Romeo.

10 ACT 4 SUMMARY Click the image to return to main menu Juliet is in despair, so she seeks help from Friar Lawrence. He gives her a potion that will make her appear dead, and her family will take her to their vault to be buried. Once, she is in there, Romeo will be summoned to retrieve her from the vault so they can flee from Verona and live together happily married.

11 ACT 5 SUMMARY Click the image to return to main menu Juliet takes the potion and is laid in the Capulet tomb, but the Friar’s letter fails to reach Romeo, so he thinks that Juliet is really dead. He sneaks into the tomb and encounters Paris. Romeo and Paris fight and Paris ends dead. Romeo makes a deadly poison and drinks it as he says farewell to his love. Juliet wakes up realizes what Romeo has done and kills herself with Romeo’s dagger. The Montagues and Capulets find out what has really happened and decide to make up realizing what they had caused, making Verona peaceful.

12 REVIEW QUESTION Who convinces Romeo to go to the masked ball at the Capulet’s house?  TybaltTybalt  Mercutio Mercutio  Paris Paris  Benvolio Benvolio

13 WRONG ANSWER 1 Click the image to return to the question Sorry! Tybalt is not the correct answer. He is Juliet’s cousin and hates all of the Montagues.

14 WRONG ANSWER 2 Click the image to return to the question Sorry! Mercutio is not the correct answer. He is a good friend of Romeo’s but he is not the one who convinces him to go to the ball.

15 WRONG ANSWER 3 Click the image to return to the question Sorry! Paris is not the correct answer. Paris is the boy that Juliet is supposed to marry and not a friend of Romeo’s.

16 CORRECT ANSWER Click the image to continue CORRECT! Benvolio does convince Romeo to go to the ball in hopes to get his mind off of Rosaline. Click the on the bottom right corner for further instructions!

17 THE END/ RETURN TO HOME PAGE Congratulations you have completed this lesson! Click the image below to re-start the power point for the next student.


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