Class Notes: 2/21/17
Romeo and Juliet Final tomorrow
If Mr. Stewart says, “Writing is thinking on paper” one more time I will bite my thumb at him.
Denotation vs. Connotation: a symbol is something that is itself denotatively, connotatively is the suggested other meanings
Ex. A skull is denotatively a skull, but connotatively could mean death
After we finish with poetry, we will read the old man and the sea, and then
Siddhartha, after this we will have a writers workshop
We went over the study guide answers for Act 5. Since almost all of us did the work already, I’m not going to re write the answers on here.
If anyone needs the answers they are welcome to come talk to me and get my study guide.
- When the apothecary says “I consent with my poverty not with my will” this is an argument against free will
- When Balthazar tells Romeo that Juliet is dead, Romeo says “I defy you stars”, stars represent destiny, he is fated to be with Juliet, he defies it an goes to be with Juliet
- Why did Romeo go to Juliet’s grave? Because he wanted to be with her forever. Paris goes to her grave to pay his respects, but Romeo truly loves her
- Paris is from the Iliad, he was hectors brother, he stole Helen and started the Trojan War. He never fights he just looks pretty
- Romeo personifies death