Romeo and Juliet

1/4/15

William Shakespeare

The Globe Theatre

14/4/15

Act I, Scene I

The servants of the Capulet family go to the market, in hopes to act mischievous. They bump into the Montague servants and start a banter, in which they drew their swords.  Romeo’s cousin, Benvolio, enters and draws his sword, trying to stop the banter.  Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, shows up and laughs asking why Benvolio drew his sword while trying to keep the peace. Tybalt declares his hate for the Montague family and attacks Benvolio, starting a even bigger brawl. Soon, the Prince arrives, threatening the Capulet and Montague family that if they start another brawl, they would be killed. After the fight, the Montague mother asks where Romeo is and they see him him moping towards them. Benvolio stays behind and talks to Romeo, who seems to be sulking about something.

 

15/4/15

Act I, Scene II

Paris goes up to Juliet’s dad and asks for her hand in marriage. Her dad approved, but tells him that he must woo her to say yes. They plan a masquerade party for that night for him to woo her.

Act I, Scene III

Juliet’s mom calls for Juliet and asks her to consider marrying Paris, Juliet considers. A servant comes in, telling them that the party is starting.

Act 1, Scene IV

Romeo, Benvolio, and their friend, Mercutio, all wearing masks, have gathered with a group of mask-wearing guests on their way to the Capulets’ feast. Romeo states that he will not dance at the feast, because of a bad feeling he got from a dream. Mercutio begins to mock Romeo. Romeo steps in to stop the speech and calm Mercutio down. Benvolio refocuses their attention on actually getting to the feast. Romeo has a feeling that the night’s activities will set in motion the action of fate, resulting in death.

Act 1, Scene V

From across the room, Romeo sees Juliet, and he declares that he has never been in love until this moment. Moving through the crowd, Tybalt hears and recognizes Romeo’s voice. Realizing that there is a Montague present, Capulet overhears Tybalt and scolds him until he agrees to keep the peace. Meanwhile, Romeo has approached Juliet and touched her hand. Juliet agrees to remain still as Romeo kisses her once, and again Just as their second kiss ends, the Nurse arrives and tells Juliet that her mother wants to speak with her. Romeo asks the Nurse who Juliet’s mother is. The Nurse replies that Lady Capulet is her mother. As the people are leaving, Juliet finds out that Romeo is a Montague and is devastated, as is Romeo.

Act 2, Scene I

Having left the feast, Romeo decides that he must instead try to find Juliet. He climbs a wall bordering the Capulet property and leaps down into the Capulet orchard. Benvolio and Mercutio enter, calling out for Romeo, but Romeo does not answer.  Mercutio mocks Romeo’s feelings Mercutio and Benvolio exit under the assumption that Romeo does not want to be found. 

Act 2, Scene II

Juliet suddenly appears at a window above the spot where Romeo is standing.  Juliet, unaware that Romeo is in her garden, asks why Romeo must be a Montague, and an enemy to her family. She says that if he would refuse his Montague name, she would give herself to him. Romeo responds to her plea, surprising Juliet, since she thought she was alone. Juliet worries that Romeo will be murdered if he is found in the garden, but when Romeo refuses to budge. Juliet worries that Romeo will prove inconstant or false. Romeo begins to swear to her and ask for her hand in marriage. The Nurse calls for Juliet, and Juliet goes inside for a moment, telling Romeo she will be right back. When she reappears, she tells Romeo that she will send someone to him the next day to see if he intends to wed her. The Nurse calls again, and Juliet leaves. (A ton of kissing)

Act 2, Scene III

After deciding Romeo and Juliet’s marriage, Romeo runs to the priest, Friar Lawrence, to ask for him to preform the ceremony. The priest gives him a hard time, reminding him that he just loved Rosaline, but nonetheless, agrees to wed them.

Act 2, Scene IV

While Romeo and his friends are joking about love in a plaza, Juliet’s nurse comes to look for him. Mercutio starts to mock her and she gets angry. Realizing that they have angered her, they run away. Juliet’s nurse and Romeo go to a church, pretending like they are praying while exchanging information. 

Act 2, Scene V

Juliet is waiting unpatiently with the news, Juliet’s nurse finally comes back, and teases Juliet by changing the subject. But after a short while, tells her to meet him at Friar Lawrence’s to get married.

Act 2, Scene VI

Friar Lawrence tells Romeo to love moderately, but soon after they meet in the church and have a very intimate reunion. They express how much they love each other and they get married.

Act 3, Scene I

As they walk in the street under the sun, Benvolio suggests to Mercutio that they go indoors, fearing that a brawl will be unavoidable should they encounter Capulet men. Mercutio replies that Benvolio has as quick a temper as any man in Italy, and should not criticize others for their short fuses. Tybalt enters with a group of cronies. Annoyed, Mercutio begins to taunt and provoke him. Romeo enters. Tybalt turns his attention from Mercutio to Romeo, and calls Romeo a villain. Romeo, now secretly married to Juliet, refuses to be angered by Tybalt’s verbal attack. Instead, Mercutio fights for Romeo. Romeo, attempting to restore peace, throws himself between them. Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm, and as Mercutio falls, Tybalt and his men hurry away. Angered, he storms to Tybalt, Romeo draws his sword. They fight, and Romeo kills Tybalt. Benvolio urges Romeo to run.

Act 3, Scene II

Benvolio tells the Prince the story of the brawl, emphasizing Romeo’s attempt to keep the peace, but Lady Capulet, Tybalt’s aunt, cries that Benvolio is lying to protect the Montagues. She demands Romeo’s life. Prince Escalus chooses instead to exile Romeo from Verona.  When Juliet finds out, she laments that she will die without a wedding night, a maiden-widow. The Nurse assures her, however, that she knows where Romeo is hiding, and will see to it that Romeo comes to her for their wedding night. Once Romeo hears of his exile, he throws a tantrum and tries to kill himself. But in the end, the nurse comes and arranges for him to meet Juliet that night. They meet and he leaves.

Act 3, Scene III

Unaware that her daughter is married to Romeo, Lady Capulet enters the room and mistakes Juliet’s tears as continued grief for Tybalt. Lady Capulet tells Juliet of her deep desire to see Romeo dead. Juliet leads her mother to believe that she also wishes Romeo’s death, when in fact she is firmly stating her love for him. Lady Capulet tells Juliet about Capulet’s plan for her to marry Paris on Thursday, explaining that he wishes to make her happy. She says no, angrily. Capulet enters the chamber. When he learns of Juliet’s determination to not marry Paris he becomes enraged and threatens to disown Juliet if she refuses to obey him. When Juliet entreats her mother to intercede, her mother denies her help. After Capulet and Lady Capulet storm away, Juliet asks her nurse how she might escape her predicament. The Nurse advises her to go through with the marriage to Paris—he is a better match, she says, and Romeo is as good as dead anyhow. Though disgusted by her nurse’s disloyalty, Juliet pretends to agree, and tells her nurse that she is going to make confession at Friar Lawrence’s.

Act 4, Scene I

 Juliet enters, and Paris speaks to her lovingly. Juliet responds, showing neither affection nor dislike. Friar Lawrence ushers Paris away. After Paris leaves, Juliet asks Friar Lawrence for help, saying that she will kill herself rather than marry Paris. The friar proposes a plan: Juliet must consent to marry Paris; then, on the night before the wedding, she must drink a sleeping potion that will make her appear to be dead; she will be laid to rest in the Capulet tomb, and the friar will send word to Romeo in Mantua to help him retrieve her when she wakes up. She will then return to Mantua with Romeo, and be free to live with him away from their parents’ hatred. Juliet agrees and Friar Lawrence gives her the sleeping potion.

Act 4, Scene II

Juliet comes back from Frair and apologises to her father, saying that she will marry Paris. Her father becomes very delighted, and tells her he will move up the wedding to the next day. Juliet drinks the potion that night and hopes she can reunite with Romeo.

Act 4, Scene III

Early the next morning, the Capulet house is making preparations for the wedding. Capulet sends the Nurse to go wake Juliet. She finds Juliet dead and begins to wail, soon joined by both Lady Capulet and Capulet. When Paris learns what has happened, he joins in the lamentations. The friar reminds them all that Juliet has gone to a better place, and urges them to make ready for her funeral. Sorrowfully, they comply, and exit.

Act 5, Scene I

Balthasar sees and finds Romeo saying that Balthasar must have come from Verona with news of Juliet and his father. Romeo comments that nothing can be ill in the world if Juliet is well. Balthasar replies that nothing can be ill, then, for Juliet is well: she is in heaven, found dead that morning at her home. Romeo is heartbroken and returns to Verona, stopping on the way to buy drugs that will kill him. Wanting to die with Juliet, unaware that Juliet is alive.

 

Act 5, Scene II

Friar enters the grave, shocked to see Romeo dead on the ground. Juliet wakes up, seeing Friar and asking for Romeo. They hear the nightwatcher and get up to leave. Juliet sees Romeo and doesn’t want to leave. Friar, torn between the decision to stay with Juliet or run away, finally decides to run, leaving Juliet on her own to cry about Romeo’s death. She sees the vial of poison and tries to drink it, only to find there was none left. The night watcher comes closer and Juliet sees Romeo’s dagger. She quickly stabs herself with it, ending her life. Another funeral is shown with Romeo and Juliet’s body side by side. The prince looks at the grieving families and tells them, if there wasn’t a family feud in the first place, none of this would’ve happened.

END

5/11/15

Visual Representation

Visual Representation Rubrics

Romeo and Juliet Play Rubric

Oral Visual Representation Rubric

5/15/15

(with partners)

Visual Literacy Grade part 1

Visual Literacy Grade part 2

5/19/15

(individual)

Frame Analysis Formative

5/28/15

(individual)

Frame Analysis Summative

 

Perfect Mate: Form

A few days ago, we filled out a form about what traits we’d want our “perfect mate” to have. During this, my mom had to fill in her side without looking and likewise for me. We didn’t have many contrasts, most of our answers are similar. I forgot to add smart and playful into the list but my mom pretty much wrote the same things I wrote. So I thought that was really good.

Champion’s Unit Reflection

1. What did you enjoy about the Champion’s unit?

I really enjoyed the freedom of creativity in this project. We were able to customise and design a lot of the pieces that got put into the final project. At first, I thought that making a map and timeline would be really hard and boring, but after I found out that I would be able to mix things up, I got really excited. And although we had to stick to the format for the Facebook page, I loved looking for pictures and researching about Audrey Hepburn.

2. What helped you learn well in the Champion’s unit?

I think something that helped me learn well was the motivation to learn. I’ve always thought Audrey Hepburn was a very good actress and that many people looked up to her, but I never really knew her achievements or what she did after acting, so I was quite interested about it. After I found out that she worked with UNICEF, I wanted to find out more about what motivated her, what her past experiences were, and the more I found out, the more I wanted to learn about her.

3. What was challenging about the Champion’s unit?

I thought that the events part of Facebook page was a bit challenging, because I didn’t really know how to put the event in Audrey’s words. But in the end, I was quite proud of the event section. I also thought that making the scale for the map was really hard because I wasn’t sure how to make it.

4. If you going to complete this unit again. what would you do differently? Would you pick the same person?

If I were to complete this unit again, I would have given a bit more for the free choice project. I felt like I didn’t really think about it what to do, so I just stuck with a painting. I was still proud of the painting, but I wish I had a few more choices in mind.  If I were to do this unit again, I wouldn’t pick Audrey since I already know a lot about her. I would definitely pick someone I don’t know much about, but enough that the person interests me.

Audrey Hepburn Website

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929. She was a smart, classy, elegant hero, who inspired many to help people in need. She first started her acting career when she was very young. Audrey then retired from acting and began her work as a humanitarian, working with UNICEF. It was 1992 when Audrey was diagnosed with colon cancer. Audrey passed away in her sleep on January 20, 1993 in Switzerland, but her legacy will forever live on.

 Audrey Hepburn was an amazing actress and showed her own style and emotions when acting. In her free time, she liked to paint and draw. When Audrey Hepburn was younger, she suffered from food loss when Germany occupied Netherlands in WWII. So when she saw the children in Ethiopia starving, she worked with UNICEF to raise awareness of the starving children and provide them with food and a education. Later, she became an ambassador of UNICEF. While in the acting industry, Audrey built on to her already blazing resilience. She was occasionally rejected. For example, when she tried out for My Fair Lady in Broadway, Julie Andrews got the part. However, she didn’t let that bring her down, she tried even harder and eventually landed the role for the movie. Audrey Hepburn also suffered through many miscarriages and divorces, but each time she brought herself back up. Lastly, when she found out she had colon cancer, she still wouldn’t stop helping people until there was absolutely no way she could travel. Audrey Hepburn was a very social person. She always had to collaborate with people in her life. Whether it was with other actors or later when she retired from acting and worked with UNICEF to help people who were less fortunate than her. Audrey Hepburn was an idol that many people looked up to and followed. She is still an inspiration to many people today, and helped so many people.

 

 

Circulatory System Material Questions

1. What body system did you pick to build as a working model?

I picked the circulatory system.

2. Why have you decided to build this body system as a working model?

I decided to pick the circulatory system because I’ve always been quite interested about how the blood gets carried around the body and how the heart actually works. So, if I build an actual model, I think that I could really understand it better.

3. What materials are you going to need to complete your build?

(NOT COMPLETED, NEED BLUE BOOK)

Occupy Hong Kong News

The Police Fought Back

The protesters all started to hand umbrellas to the front of the protest when the police started to fire pepper spray. Police started to throw explosive blasts of stinging smoke on the streets. However, because of this, more people started to support pro-democracy.

I was quite shocked to find out that the police started to use tear gas and pepper spray. I knew the protest was really crowded but I didn’t know they got rowdy. It surprises me how well the protesters cooperated and helped each other.

I’m a bit confused as to what stinging bombs are, are they tear gas? I want to learn more about how the protest affected families, schools, the world, lives and businesses. I also want to know more about why some people are saying, even if they protest, it won’t change anything.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/world/asia/hong-kong-protests.html

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