Thoughts, observations, comments, and concerns regarding our readings and classroom discussions.
posted by annes @ 1:45 PM
What is the point of including the prologue? It tells the reader things they already knew; and it predicts doom for Romeo and Juliet, which the reader could have guessed.
You know I totally agree Emily. Of course, I may just not like it because we had to write a paper on it but that's different. I can't really see why this prologue tells us anything we don't already know or can't predict. Maybe they decided that the "common folk" were just way less educated and needed their hand held to understand the paly. Dunno It's just a thought. I want to comment on Scene I act V. How is it that they could flirt so eloquently and beautifully and sweetly? I wish to no end that our society was more like that. Let's be honest, todays version of flirting is completely (no sublety at ALL) physically suggestive. Romeo was definitely suggestive but much more eloquently and...respectfully so. As opposed to "hey baby your hot" they have a sort of...argument? that is full of the hidden meaning. It's beautiful. So, if the guys of the freshmen year learn anything out of this book I, personally as I'm sure the teachers have different goals, hope it is how to flirt more eloquently.
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