Romeo and Juliet is a play about young love rebelling against their socially constructed destinys. The theme Individual vs Society accurately captures the dynamics of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. In this lesson we will review the theme and compare it to modern adaptions in hopes that students will be able to make connections between the themes within this text and modern society. Group Size: Any Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to recognize and compare the theme of the Individual vs Society in Romeo & Juliet with other modern works. Guiding Question:
How does the theme of Individual vs Society appear in Romeo & Juliet and how does it compare to modern film? Materials:
Romeo and Juliet Novel
2. Computer with internet access for YouTube Clips/ Google Docs Procedures:
Start class off with a journal assignment that will completed in a google doc.
Question: "Imagine that you had to against society for something that you believed in. How would you respond? Would you go against society or conform?"
2. Brief recap of the Romeo and Juliet.
3. Make comparisons between the play and the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.
4. Reinforcement of theme using modern movie example.
5. Discussion Assessment:
Students have to make a short film where the utilize the theme in a skit. Benchmark or Standards:
LA.910.2.1.4 The student will identify and analyze universal themes and symbols across genres and historical periods, and explain their significance;