DANVILLE — Danville High School’s graduating seniors were open to a wide range of advice and memories during Saturday’s 2010 commencement exercises.
Senior class advisor, English and journalism teacher Beth Durbin used Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to illustrate some of the life lessons found in the tragedy that are relevant to the lives of the graduating class.
“Find a love worth dying for,” Durbin said. “Whether it be a partner, a child or a cause.”
When Romeo was banished instead of put to death, Durbin said he pouted and cried that it was unmerciful to send him away, not allowing him to ever see Juliet again.
“Life isn’t fair; get used to that now,” she said. “Someone is always going to have more than you do. It is up to you to figure out what it is you want and how you want it.”