Relatable Characters

Rumor 101

Work Time

Today, you’ll be reading act 4, scene 1 aloud in class, and you and your classmates will take the parts of the characters. This is a short but very important scene because it shows the true mettle of all the characters: who believes the scene’s terrible rumor and who does not tells us a lot about the characters.

But before you begin, consider rumor. Take a look at these famous sayings and poems about how it impacts people’s lives.

  • Record your initial thoughts about these rumor readings.
  • Do any of them sound familiar to you? Why is that?