Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown

Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio and the Death of the Festive Clown
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This lesson plan focuses on how Mercutio’s character underscores the turning point between comedy and tragedy in Romeo and Juliet. Students will closely examine the tone, motivation, and language of Mercutio’s lines in Act III, Scene i in order to analyze his character and examine how his dialogue signals a transition in his character and the tone of the play. Working with their peers and as a group, students will share their observations and identify the moment when Mercutio shifts from being a comedic character to a serious one. Upon completing this lesson plan, students will be better able to explain how Mercutio’s death represents the transition from comedy to tragedy in Romeo and Juliet.
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