Major events continue to unfold in the fair town of Verona, and you want to keep a friend informed. Since ancient Veronians did not have phones, computers, or electronic devices the only way to do this was to write a letter – so that’s what you need to do! After choosing a "new" character to “play” for Act III, write a letter to an acquaintance outside of Verona letting them know what is going on.
In addition to using proper grammar and punctuation, follow these requirements:
1. Choose a "new" character. You must choose a different character than the one you used for Act I and II Blog. (In other words, you will use five different characters, one for each act of the play.)
2. An accurate date. Follow the time line from the play. Act I is approx. one day. How long is Act II and III? Think about the time of day it began and what time of day it ended. This date should build off of your first blog's date. If you didn't have a correct date, now it is your chance to correct it! (To see the month and year this play takes place, look at pages 990 and 1005 for clues!)
3. Friendly Salutation (Dear _________, - You create a name!)
4. Letter Writing - the body paragraphs
Paragraph 1: Your character's take on the days events. (Be careful with this one. Think about what your character knows about and what he or she is unaware of.)
Paragraph 2: An explanation of how your character feels about these events.
Paragraph 3: Your character should then predict what will happen based on these events. Make sure you explain why your character thinks these things will happen.
5. Closing Remark (Sincerely / Yours truly)
6. Signature (Of your character)
Be creative and have fun – but you must be accurate! Do not make up your own details! Your blog must be at least 200 words.
Note: This letter should only include events from Act IV!!! So, don't write about anything that occured in acts I or II or III! Hint: You should go back to the play to review what the Act included. Didn't bring home your book? No problem: Click on "Unit Handouts and Links" then "Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" then look on the left to find the entire play online!