The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet has come to an end, and for this final letter you will change course slightly . Within Act V scene iii (lines 23-24,) Romeo mentioned a letter he wanted Balthasar to deliver to his father. As the conclusion of the play draws near, the letter is mentioned yet again by the Prince Escalus (lines 310-314) as everyone tries to piece together the night’s events. Bits and pieces of the letter are discussed, but it is not fully read. Here’s where you come into the picture!
Your assignment for the last and final blog post is to write Romeo's letter. In addition to using proper grammar and punctuation, follow these requirements:
1. Write the letter from Romeo’s perspective.
2. An accurate date. Follow the timeline of the play. Think through the play and how many days have actually passed! (Hint: You could also look at your timeline WS that we started in class!) We also learned that the play takes place at the beginning of the "Black Plague" in Italy so make sure your year is appropriate! This date should accurately build off of your dates from your previous posts.
3. Friendly Salutation (Dear Lord Mantague...father...)
4. Letter Writing - the body paragraphs
Paragraph 1: Tell your father what has actually happened over the past few days.
Paragraph 2: Your plan now that you believe Juliet is dead.
Paragraph 3: What you hope happens due to this “tragedy.”
* Don’t forget to add emotion as you write this letter! Be descriptive of how you feel. *
5. Closing Remark (Sincerely / Yours truly)
Be creative and have fun – but you must also be accurate! Do not make up your own details! Your blog must be at least 200 words.
As always - grammar and spelling count!