24 STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS - Macbeth Short Answer Format Answer Key Act One 1. What is the point of the first scene literally and in reference to the whole play? Literally, the witches are deciding when they shall meet again. This scene sets the mood for the entire play, and introduces several major motifs: the witches (supernatural influences in the play), the idea of fair being foul, and the stormy fate of Scotland. The main character, Macbeth, is also introduced by name. 2. What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald? He calls him "valiant Cousin! Worthy gentleman!" This is ironic, being said to the man who will be his murderer. 3. Who is sentenced to death? The Thane of Cawdor is sentenced to death.
Carrie Stallings Unit One Unit 1 European Society in the Age of the Renaissance The fourteenth century witnessed remarkable changes in Italian intellectual ,artistic, and cultural life. Referred to as the Renaissance ^ Rebirth- first used by art historian GIORGIO VASARI to describe the art of rare men of genius. The Classical path had been ?reborn? after centuries of darkness. The Renaissance ?happened? at different times in different parts of Europe The bridge between the medieval and modern eras The manificent art and new ways of thinking in the Renaissance rest on economic and political developmes in the city-states of nerther Italy. Economic growth laid the marertial basias for the Italian Renaisance.
To Kill a Mockingbird The world is an unfair and unjust place. The author, Harper Lee, delves into the world of racism, prejudice, and civil rights in To Kill a Mockingbird. In the novel, you see life through the eyes of a young girl, Scout Finch, in the southern United States during the 1930s. Scout?s father, an attorney, attempts to defend a black man who is accused of rape. Throughout the novel, the author utilizes characterization and irony to convey the theme that racism blinds one of the truth.
Style Analysis: Act 3, Scene 4. In Act 3, Scene 4 of William Shakespeare?s Hamlet, he (Shakespeare) crafts a scene of murder and confrontation, a catalyst in the downward spiral that is Hamlet. Using Oedipal tones and stichomythic diction, William ensures a veil of passion through which a rapier of action runs it.
Female Characters in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth William Shakespeare is generally considered an avant-garde writer with progressive ideas about gender. Because of the era in which he wrote, the women in his plays generally had to be wives, servants, or a woman of some type of ill repute. But an examination of the female characters of three of his major tragedies shows that though these women may have been secondary to the men in their lives, they were still complex, round characters and deserving of as much attention and analysis as their male counterparts.
AP English III & IV Literary Terms Note: 1. Terms denoted with an asterisk (*) indicate terms that are applicable to both plays and fiction. 2. An asterisk (*) next to a term in a definition indicates that the term is defined elsewhere. Drama Act ? a major division in the action of the play, comprising one or more *scenes. A break between acts often coincides with a point at which the plot jumps ahead in time. ?
Paige Hooper and Emily Moler Soul / Souls Soul noun the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect, or as believed to survive death and be subject to happiness or misery in a life to come the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments. Soul in Othello In Othello, the word soul is used in reference to the morality of a character. In particular, the three main characters: Iago, Othello, and Desdemona. In the play, Iago?s soul is dark and twisted whilst Desdemona?s is light and innocent. Othello?s soul darkens and becomes vilified. Iago EMILIA: If he say so, may his pernicious soul Rot half a grain a day! he lies to the heart Act V, scene ii, Line 156-157 Iago Explained
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