Love is Blind – FREE Lesson
In the first part of this lesson, students identify and examine the repeated references to blind love (Cupid is blind) in Romeo and Juliet. In what way(s) is love blind? Are people who fall in love at first sight blind to each other’s faults?
STUDENT PORTAL – “Eye Themes in Romeo and Juliet“
Love at First Sight – FREE Lesson
In the second half of this lesson, students examine “love” based on physical appearance in the play. Friar Lawrence observes: “Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”
ROMEO: Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I n’er saw true beauty till this night.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS MET WITH THIS LESSON:
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).