Instructions

(For this task, it is necessary that you have read Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in some point in the past.)

We'd like you to create an "emotional trajectory" of Romeo and Juliet, rating each scene for the extent to which it describes events that you might characterize as being emotionally positive ("happy") or negative ("sad").  How you decide what counts as positive and negative is entirely up to you.

To refresh your memory about what happens in each scene, feel free to consult the text of Romeo and Juliet here:

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/

Then rate each scene below -- a score of 5 corresponds to extremely positive, -5 to extremely negative, and 0 to neutral.  For each scene, please also describe why you've assigned the score you've provided -- what's your rationale?

 

Scene Link to text Rating Rationale
Act 1, Prologue: PROLOGUE Text
Act 1, Scene 1: Verona. A public place. Text
Act 1, Scene 2: A street. Text
Act 1, Scene 3: A room in Capulet's house. Text
Act 1, Scene 4: A street. Text
Act 1, Scene 5: A hall in Capulet's house. Text
Act 2, Prologue: PROLOGUE Text
Act 2, Scene 1: A lane by the wall of Capulet's orchard. Text
Act 2, Scene 2: Capulet's orchard. Text
Act 2, Scene 3: Friar Laurence's cell. Text
Act 2, Scene 4: A street. Text
Act 2, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard. Text
Act 2, Scene 6: Friar Laurence's cell. Text
Act 3, Scene 1: A public place. Text
Act 3, Scene 2: Capulet's orchard. Text
Act 3, Scene 3: Friar Laurence's cell. Text
Act 3, Scene 4: A room in Capulet's house. Text
Act 3, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard. Text
Act 4, Scene 1: Friar Laurence's cell. Text
Act 4, Scene 2: Hall in Capulet's house. Text
Act 4, Scene 3: Juliet's chamber. Text
Act 4, Scene 4: Hall in Capulet's house. Text
Act 4, Scene 5: Juliet's chamber. Text
Act 5, Scene 1: Mantua. A street. Text
Act 5, Scene 2: Friar Laurence's cell. Text
Act 5, Scene 3: A churchyard; in it a tomb belonging to the Capulets. Text