Bring Me My Dagger!

I know I keep talking about Shakespeare, but since we’re still reading Romeo and Juliet, I find it difficult to stop myself.

This conversation happened today in class as we read Act IV, scene iii.

Student 1 (raising his hand): Hold up.  Did she just say that she would play with dead people’s joints and then take a bone from a dead body and smash in her head until her brain oozes out?
Me: Yes.  That’s exactly what she said.
Student 1: What is wrong with her?
Student 2: She’s threatened to kill herself like 5 times just in what we’ve read today.
Student 3: She’s got problems.  Serious problems.

Anyone else curious about the number of suicide threats in Romeo and Juliet?  Oh?  It’s just me?

Black and white image of a dagger piercing a heart by ClkrFreeVectorImages on Piabay at https://pixabay.com/en/heart-love-knife-pierced-dagger-32834/
Black and white image of a dagger piercing a heart by ClkrFreeVectorImages on Piabay at https://pixabay.com/en/heart-love-knife-pierced-dagger-32834/

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