1B: This video is designed to help you get a handle on one of the big questions of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

In Act I, most of the main characters reveal their perspectives on love, and no two characters have the same opinion. This video will focus on Benvolio, Lady Capulet, the Nurse, Romeo before meeting Juliet, Romeo after, Juliet before meeting Romeo, and after. In this video, we look closely at the scene where the star-crossed lovers first meet.

Do any of these characters’ views reflect what you think about “true” or “real love?” Or do you have a different opinion entirely?

This video is followed by Part 1C, which includes the vocabulary lists and a response journal question.

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