Name _____________________________________________________ Romeo and Juliet Pre-reading Questions Please answer the following questions in complete sentences. 1. Think back to a situation where someone made a strong first impression on you. What was your reaction? Describe the person and what caused you to have this reaction. 2. How does society feel about the idea of love at first sight? What do you think of it? 3. When you react with strong emotion to a situation, how do others around you respond to you? 4. Would you risk seeing someone even if it meant disapproval from your family and/or society? Explain your answer. 5. In what situations might you act differently either to maintain your reputation or to keep up appearances? 6. Is it hypocritical to keep up appearances? Explain. 7. What is the difference between being honest and being frank? What is the difference in being diplomatic and being deceitful? What is the best way to behave? Explain. 8. Under what circumstances do you think parents would be justified in throwing their child out of the house? 9. What kinds of events are seen as tragic by the media (television, newspapers, radio)? Why does our society focus so much on tragic or negative news? What interests us about it?
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