In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's characters make many seemingly small and/or reasonable decisions that result in huge and tragic consequences. Encourage your students to think critically about their opinions of individual characters' actions by using this activity. Each of seven questions asks students to carefully consider the correctness of these actions and who bears responsibility for the tragedy. These make great journal writing prompts as well as discussion starters.
These also make for interesting discussions when used to compare opinions after reading/viewing different versions of Romeo and Juliet (i.e. first after reading the script, then after watching a movie version).
Once you have downloaded, looked over, and/or used this, please leave feedback! Thanks!