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Is "Romeo and Juliet" important for 9th grade English

Asked by: SaxonEnglish
  • Romeo and Juliet is still to this date a good book.

    Romeo and Juliet has a place in 9th grade English. It is one of the more important things in English that students should learn. No Romeo and Juliet is like math with no fractions. It's also like science with no scientific method. Romeo and Juliet is one the most important books in the world.

  • Ladies, Get out of your own head

    Juliet Capulet, Sequestered in her family home for 14 years with an ineffective mother and a tyrant for a father, Lives entirely within her own dreams and imagination. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a cautionary story about the harms of preferring one's inner life over outward experiences, A message vitally important to today's adolescents as the narrow world of social media, Fabricated and dream-like, Closes in.

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  • Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is important today

    Shakespeare's story "Romeo and Juliet" is relevant today because we get to feel the character's emotions through the story and we can learn lessons. One lesson we learn is to not make rash decisions. At the end of the play Romeo and Juliet both kill themselves for love and teenagers today will still make stupid decisions for love.

  • Romeo and Juliet has modern day themes

    The story of Romeo and Juliet displays modern day conflicts such as meaningless feuds and important life lessons like your love should overcome your hate. Two families in the story have a feud but no-one even knows why. At the end of the story, The lesson learned is that love is more important and stronger.

  • Romeo and Juliet is important for 9th grade English

    Romeo and Juliet is important for 9th grade English because Romeo and Juliet have a univseal theme that eveyone know. That theme is love and hate. That's why his plays are used so much in movies and tv shows now days because every movie goes on love and hate. The theme Love and hate theme is used in Romeo and Juliet by showing that they fell in love even though their families hate each other and that is how movies are now written. I think it could help 9th grades to see the difference of writing styles.

  • The relevance of "Romeo and Juliet"

    Romeo and Juliet is relevant today because it demonstrates and provides different social interactions based on pointless hatred that increases overtime between the two families. It is also relevant because young people will still do crazy unpredictable things for love, And can sometimes have reckless behavior towards it.
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  • Romeo and Juliet is still important for 9th grade english

    I believe that Romeo and Juliet is still relevant and important for 9th grade english to read and understand the text. Romeo is more than a sappy love story it has bigger themes behind that. There are important lessons and morals to learn in the story. It is also a classic story all other storys that have these lessons are most likely based off this story

  • Romeo and Juliet is relevant to the 9th grade curriculum

    Through Shakespeare's story of Romeo and Juliet, Many relevant topics are brought up. Not only can the reader relate to some of the events in the story but they can also gain knowledge of new writing techniques. Shakespeare was an excellent writer and used foreshadowing, Irony, And emotion, And more, In his writing. For teens to be able to break apart his writing and allow themselves to find the themes in the tragedy could allow them to become more knowledgable.

  • Why "Romeo and Juliet" is relevant today

    I believe that "Romeo and Juliet" is still relevant today because it shows the consequences for unneeded hatred. The hatred risen from their ancestors was still there, And was the main source of the death between Romeo and Juliet. I also find this important, As the themes brought up in this story are still what we use todAY.

  • BruUh how could it not be relevant

    Okay yes, Capulet tries to force Juliet to marry Paris, Which does not happen today in society, It still portrays the way teenagers have crushes and sometimes think they are in love but really they just are attracted. Another way it is relevant, Is Juliet wants to be with a boy and her parents won't allow it. This happens today is many households. One way you could argue against the fact that it is not relevant to modern day is the way they use their weapons, The way they talk, And even the way they act but I can go on and on about ways it relates to today. Sometimes adults underestimate teenagers, Some teenagers would do crazy things for "love''. Its unfair that someone would say it isn't relevant because although they talked a little different and loved a little different, The story of the star crossed lovers still portrays morals and messages that can easily be related to modern day teens.

  • Romeo and Juliet is not relevant

    Romeo and Juliet are irrelevant because of the many times it has been read in English classes and some of the scenes in it are way out of date. Some English teachers can agree that after reading the story with their classes that they have come to dislike it. Although they are meant to like the book and teach it they have come to hate it. Then poor Paris has been placed in the plot making things more difficult. He is the middle of a family feud and got between in because of a planned marriage which is also irrelevant. Juliet is forced to marry the Count which is also irrelevant to today because of all the independence that children have now. Then Paris is killed (which doesn't happen anymore because people can settle arguments with words now) and buried believing that Juliet was his one true love and she loved hime dearly.

  • Its not relevant

    First of all its outdated and hard to understand. Second, Its about two teens who marry each other for sex and don't care about getting to know each other. Romeo is basically a dog and only marries juliet for her looks. Juliet is basically his rebound after he breaks up with his former girlfriend roaline. Juliet is only 13 and has no idea what love is and what she's getting herself into. Then when Romeo and Juliet find that things are too hard in life, They threaten to kill themselves and ultimately do kill themselves because they can't live without each other. The story teaches readers that suicide is the solution to all your problems instead of trying to figure out another way to make things work.

  • Romeo and Juliet is not relevant in today's culture.

    Romeo and Juliet is not relevant in today's culture. The text is very hard to understand for students and some adults. This is something that has been used and read for many years that teachers don't want to get rid of because it is basically a tradition for high school students to read. Just because it is a classic doesn't mean that we need to read this text. The story does give a good moral or lesson but so do modern day books/novels.

  • Romeo and Juliet is not Important for 9th Grade English

    Romeo and Juliet should not be taught in anymore because it way to outdated. Teenagers are not getting married at ages 13 anymore, They don't even date people at this age that are 4 years older then them because of how much they change, Learn, And grow over the years. This play also has kids who just kill themselves whenever something goes bad. We already have suicide increasing in teens, Why should we be reading a story that is telling them when it gets hard in life to just give up. It's also showing teenagers that it's okay to keep big secrets from your parents, But in reality it shouldn't be okay. Many kids aren't having as close of a relationship or going to their parents for help anymore when they have a problem. Maybe this story is just a small fraction of teaching kids to deal with their own major problems that get out of hand instead of asking for help when they need it.

  • Romeo and Juliet is Not Relevant

    Romeo and Juliet is not relevant in the 21st century mainly because of the disconnect of the words used and the actions taken within the text. Although some of the themes from the story are relevant today, They aren't as complex as Romeo and Juliet make them. Teenagers now aren't interested in the reading due to the disconnect between the actions in the play and the actions now. My peers do not get encouraged to kill themselves over a botched relationship that lasted a few days. The reading is also hard to understand and can make 9th graders and other grades uninterested in the story. There should be relatable actions and understandable text throughout the story and if there were to be text such as old figurative language, We should learn more about it before we dive into a story filled with it.

  • "Romeo and Juliet" is irrelevant and teaches nothing.

    Kids getting married at age thirteen isn't exactly relatable and Juliet is portrayed as tool for marriage. Friar Lawrence, Instead of helping the "couple, " decides to escalate the situation by marrying them secretly, Faking Juliet's death, And decides it would be great not to tell Juliet's parents (who have already lost children, Leaving Juliet to be the last living one) that their daughter is NOT dead. Romeo and Juliet decide to kill themselves in the end because they love each other, When in reality, They were using each other as an unhealthy escapism.

  • This is some dumb shit

    Romeo and Juliet should not be given to kids during this state in age. The story is about a guy named Romeo who takes the impression of a school shooter named Lucien and kills himself for some random chick he falls in love with. The writing gives me cancer to constantly look back through the book and translate every ten seconds to find a meaning to the story. People should be looking for a better book to read.

  • Romeo and Juliet is nottttttt relevant

    Romeo and Juliet is boring and it is hard for teenagers to understand. There is supposed to be a lesson behind every story and what is this story teaching us? To kill ourselves if you have a problem. Romeo and Juliet is a hard story to understand and it is hard expecailly for teens to understand and pay attention.

  • This is irrelevant Saxon

    Romeo and Juliet is irrelevant because the story has very few ideas and lessons that we can relate to the modern day. If times got hard for Romeo or Juliet their first train of thought was to kill themselves. Nowadays there is a lot less arranged marriages and even fewer in the USA. My neck, My back. Lick my pussy and my crack.

  • No Longer Important

    I feel like the text and language used in this book is old and out dated though they do show good morals and lessons. I feel like we can learn that from books from our generation though, Especially as it would make more sense. In all, I think that it could be easily replaced by a book from newer times and we could still learn the same things.


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