Saturday, February 27, 2010


Hey guys, sorry if I confused anyone; I just posted that the Romeo and Juliet discussion is today. It is NOT today, but next week!! I was confused and out of sorts, so I am VERY sorry about that. My mistake. Please forgive me.

Hopefully there will be a post before the talk, but if not, I will talk to you all next week.

Thank you for being patient with me :)


Friday, February 19, 2010

Which Cartoon Character Are You?

Hey guys,

I know this is completely irrelevant, but I was bored. It is a test to see which cartoon character you are. Let me know who you are! Have fun!

See ya,


p.s. let me know if it doesn't work | Fun Stuff | Thuy's Fun Tests Collection | Which Cartoon Character Are You?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Romeo and Juliet Discussion

Hello everyone,

Because of the marked intrest in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, it has been decided to have an open discussion about it. In order to allow our followers time to read it, our discussion will begin on Saturday, March 6th. The time- TBA. Maybe we won't restrict it to a specific time, because of possible time differences? While you read, here are some questions to think about:

1. What effect does the accelerated time scheme have on the play’s development? Is it plausible that a love story of this magnitude could take place so quickly? Does the play seem to take place over as little time as it actually occupies?

2. Compare and contrast the characters of Romeo and Juliet. How do they develop throughout the play? What makes them fall in love with one another?

3. Compare and contrast the characters of Tybalt and Mercutio. Why does Mercutio hate Tybalt?

4. Apart from clashing with Tybalt, what role does Mercutio play in the story? Is he merely a colorful supporting character and brilliant source of comic relief, or does he serve a more serious purpose?

5. How does Shakespeare treat death in Romeo and Juliet? Frame your answer in terms of legal, moral, familial, and personal issues. Bearing these issues in mind, compare the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Mercutio, and Mercutio and Tybalt.

So, of course these don't have to be answered by each person individually, but it should hopefully give a direction to our discussion. If you'd like, here is a quiz about Romeo and Juliet that I found. It's a good way to see how much you know!

SparkNotes: Romeo and Juliet: Quiz

Anyway, talk to you all on the 6th!

~DC Team