Romeo and Juliet Discussion Questions

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Romeo and Juliet is a story that ends with the suicides of the two teenage lovers. Research the extent of the problem with teenage suicide in the early 2000s and provide a list of resources for those seeking help.

Juliet's parents try to arrange a marriage for her. What cultures in the 2000s still follow the practice of arranged marriages?

An important element in the story of Romeo and Juliet is the sword fights. In the early 2000s, sword fighting is known as the sport of fencing and is an Olympic event. Find out more about this sport and report on its modern practice and events.

Could the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet have been prevented? Cite some instances where a different action or turn of events might have saved the young couple. What would you have done in their place?

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