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THE TRIAL OF FRIAR LAWRENCE
PROSECUTION • Friar Lawrence helped Juliet to disobey her father. • Friar Lawrence is older and should have been wiser. He should not have led her to deceive her family. • Juliet already had someone else to marry. Friar Lawrence was out of line by marrying her to Romeo. • Friar Lawrence should have some up with a better plan, one that did not involve any death. • As a member of the church, Friar Lawrence was committing sins when he deceived people. • How could a Friar be involved with causing the Capulet and Montague families with such pain?
DEFENSE • Friar Lawrence’s whole plan centered around keeping Romeo and Juliet alive. • Both Romeo and Juliet were threatening suicide before Friar Lawrence’s plan. He only meant to prevent their deaths. • Friar Lawrence cannot be held responsible for Friar John not being able to deliver the letter. • Both the sped up wedding to Paris and the plague were to blame for Romeo and Juliet acting out of desperation. • Friar Lawrence cannot control fate. • Fate is to blame, not Friar Lawrence.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING • “What are these families trying to win? #uselessbattle” • “I’m the neighbor of Capulet in Verona. I heard a lot of things about the children of Capulet and Montague. First, I heard about their secret marriage. Then, some people talked about Juliet and Paris having a wedding. However, Romeo and Juliet were found dead together in Capulet’s tomb. I think Juliet didn’t want to marry Paris, so she killed herself and died with Romeo. Their parents will never agree. ” • “Not everyone has a successful destiny. #starcrossedlovers” • “How can Juliet not listen to her father? #familyfeud #baddaughter” • “I am a citizen of Verona. I have known about the long feud between Montagues and Capulets, but I was shocked when I heard that their children fell in love with each other. My mom worked at Capulet’s house, and she told me everything. I feel sorry for those poor children – they have to choose between love or family. ” • ”Romeo killed Tybalt! #rageofmontague #banished” • “OMG! Did you guys know Romeo and Juliet secretly married? #secretmarriage #thingsyoudoforlove”
THE VERONA TIMES • HEADLINES: • “WHO KILLED ROMEO AND JULIET? ” • “IS FRIARY LAWRENCE GUILTY FOR THE DEATHS OF ROMEO AND JULIET? ” • “A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE STATES ROMEO AND JULIET WERE SECRETLY MARRIED!” • “THE RESULT OF GOING AGAINST ELIZABETHAN CULTURE” • “ADULT’S MISTAKES KILLED TWO INNOCENT CHILDREN!” • “IS FRIAR LAWRENCE REALLY A MAN OF GOD? ” • “THE MASTERMIND BEHIND THE DEATHS OF ROMEO AND JULIET”
Argumentative Essay Topic: Is Friar Lawrence responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? • Guidelines: • Be sure to: • Establish your claim regarding whether or not Friar Your Task: Based on your reading of the Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet and the court case that was presented in class, write a well-developed 5 -paragraph • Distinguish your claim from alternate or opposing claims argument regarding whether or not Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of • Use specific, relevant, and sufficient evidence from at least three of the texts to develop your argument Romeo and Juliet. Clearly establish your claim, distinguish your claim from • Identify each source that you reference by text number alternate or opposing claims, and use and line number(s) or graphic (for example: Text 1, line 4 specific evidence from the play and from or Text 2, graphic) the trial to support your position and develop your argument. Do not simply • Organize your ideas in a cohesive and coherent manner summarize each text. • Maintain a formal style of writing • Follow the conventions of standard written English
Introduction Paragraph General Introduce Topic: What is being debated? Introduce both claims: for and against Thesis: Position Specific
Body Paragraph Topic Sentence Provide Example Explain Example Connect Example to Topic/Thesis
Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence • Which idea will you be focusing on in this paragraph? What will you be proving about the topic? Provide Examples • According to… • Provide Citations: In Act 4 Scene 1… Explain Examples • Make sure to fully explain how your examples support your thesis statement. Connect Examples • Make your position clear. Conclude each paragraph so that the entire essay is focused on your argument. “This shows… This further proves… ”
Don’t forget! • Make sure that you include at least a sentence or two mentioning the counter claim, the other argument… Others argue… However, …
Begin with a transitional phrase for concluding General conclusion Rephrase Thesis Specific Summarize Points Provide the reader a final thought to consider
Essay Format Intro Body 1 Body 2 Body 3 Conclude • Topic • 2 Sides • Thesis • Example • Your claim • Example • Distinguish then back to your claim • Restate Thesis • Summarize