EN9/9M: Essay Topics

For next class (2-3 = Thursday; 1-1 = Friday) come to class having selected one of the following essay topics.

  1. The Nurse and Friar Laurence both act as mentors to the young people in the play. Do these two people do the “right thing” in their relationships with Romeo and Juliet?
  2. Romeo’s friends play an important role in the play but they each have different ideas of what it means to be a friend. Discuss which character displays the best idea of friendship and explain why.
  3. At the time of Romeo and Juliet, women are expected to follow orders while men control society. However, Juliet defies this role. Explain Juliet’s role as a feminist.