After reviewing student comments concerning evolution and creationism, I realize that it was premature to ask you to reflect on these topics before you engaged in a thorough investigation of them in your biology class. So, with that in mind, let’s hold off for a month or two and then revisit them when you have some truly educated opinions to share and debate. In the meantime, since we are reading Romeo and Juliet, I thought it would be an opportune time to consider some of the themes of Shakespeare’s most popular play by responding to the thought-provoking questions below. Select one or more question and start a meaningful discussion. Remember to always respect, accept, and appreciate the rich diversity of our thought.
- Do parents know what is best for their children more so than the children themselves?
- Do young people feel emotions more deeply than older people?
- Do people who are deeply in love act irrationally?
- Does rage lead to tragedy?
- Do the sins of one generation affect the next?
- Do people have a responsibility to avenge wrongs done against family members or friend?
- Are our lives governed by our choices more so than by some controlling fate in which we do not participate?
- Should people marry without the blessing of their friends and family?