Before Christmas Break, my 7th graders finished reading Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. They absolutely loved it! I believe it is one of Shakespeare’s loudest, bawdiest, funniest plays ever! And, my students agreed!
After each novel or unit, I have students write reflections about what they read: what they liked, didn’t like, favorite and least favorite characters, assignments and projects they enjoyed or hated.
So, here are their reflections on Twelfth Night:
– “I didn’t like that there was no deaths in this play.”
– “I liked how Malvolio got served! I didn’t like how Malvolio didn’t stay locked away.”
– “I didn’t like how there was so much drama. The love web as just weird.”
– “My least favorite character was Maria! I didn’t like her because she always seemed like she was a pain in the butt, she never did anything good.”
– “What I didn’t like was some of the scenes that were boring, like Orsino telling his men he loves Olivia”
– “I didn’t like the drunk people because I just don’t believe in that.”
– “My least favorite character was Toby because I don’t like it when people are drunk and crazy.”
– “(But over all, it was pretty good)” Postnote to the prompt
“I didn’t like it because it was werid. I also didn’t like it because who would kill an old man.”
“I also liked how long it took for the narrator to open the door, it was funny.”
“I liked how he went whacko in the end. I liked how it sounded so funny when he flipped.”
“I disliked how he decapitated the guy. I disliked that because of the image in my head.”