Citing Quotations From A Play

Guiding Questions

Work Time

Write a brief reflection about how reading The Tempest has engaged you in thinking about answers to the Guiding Questions for this unit.

  • What role do national identity, custom, religion, and other locally held beliefs play in a world increasingly characterized by globalization?
  • How does Shakespeare’s view of human rights compare with that in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
  • Who is civilized? Who decides what civilization is or how it’s defined?
  • How do we behave toward and acknowledge those whose culture is different from our own?

Open Notebook

Exchange reflections with a partner and read. Decide what you would like to share in the Whole Group Discussion.

Think about how much our civilized society has changed since Shakespeare’s time.