The supplement enables students to better understand Romeo’s extravagant and flowery praise of Juliet and Mercutio’s macho, smart-aleck attitude toward love and his references to Petrarch and his muse Laura. It also stimulates close reading and language sensitivity, while introducing students to the courtly love traditions out of which Romeo and Juliet evolved.
SUPPLEMENT – Romeo and Juliet Lesson: MERCUTIO VS. MR. MANNERS
NEXUS Romeo and Juliet Supplements are designed for students to use online.
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