However, a former colleague of mine had a killer lesson idea for Act III scene iii. Romeo is whining about how awful his life is and the Friar, speaking for us, I guess, has had enough of it. He lists off a few things that Romeo should be grateful for and ends with this line:
A pack of blessings lights upon thy back: Happiness courts thee in her best array; but, like a misbehav'd and sullen wench, thou pout'st upon they fortune and thy love. Take heed, for such die miserable.Not wanting her students to "die miserable", she has them as a homework assignment, list out their "pack of blessings". Puts a bit of a positive spin to her class.