Construct an argument about a topic, theme, or idea that you discovered in act I of William Shakespeare’s
Romeo and Juliet
. Create a debatable central claim for your argument, and provide evidence from the text or other reliable sources. Here are some topics that you may want to consider:
- Discuss Romeo’s infatuation with Rosaline. Compare Romeo’s love for Rosaline with Romeo’s love for Juliet.
- Discuss how the feud between the Montagues and Capulets drives the action of the play.
- Discuss the similarities between Romeo and Paris in act I.
- Discuss how the theme of the individual verses society is explored in act I.
This list is not exhaustive, and you can choose your own topic if you wish.