University of Bern English Department MA Seminar: Body, Mind and Soul in Medieval English Literature Autumn Semester 2013 Alexandra Elena Anton 12-123-063 The Revelation of John CONTENTS 1. The Apocalyptic genre: definition and characteristics 1.1 The Revelation of John: Apocalyptic Literature 2. Author and Annotations 2.1 The Reasons 2.2 The Purpose 2.3 The Recipients 2.4 The Place 3. Key Terms in The Revelation 4. The Symbolism of Numbers 5.
Mackenzie Simmons Ms. Bushey AP literature October 7, 2014 Frankenstein The three works in “Frankenstein” read aloud by the creature are paradise lost by John Milton, sorrows of werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Plutarch’s lives by Thomas North, and the one work that he overheard was ruins of empire by C.F. Volney. The creature is amused by Werthers meditations upon death and suicide, Plutarchs elevated regard for past generations heroes, Miltons story of the struggle between god and his creations, and gains a sense of the world through ruins of empires. The creature would have lived a better life if instead of Paradise lost, sorrows of werther, Plutarchs lives, and ruins of empires he would’ve read The Rime of the ancient mariners
Paragraph – topic sentence: In this paragraph you state the main idea of your text, this is your thesis statement. You support this statement by developing on the topic sentence, by explaining and by giving examples: At the end of the novel Dead Poets Society, Neil who has been very actively involved in the Dead Poets Society kills himself. Neil….. | MIDDLE | 2. Paragraph – topic sentence: Some might accuse Neil’s father who …..of causing his son’s death | In the middle section you develop on your thesis statement though examples, explanations, comparisons. | 3.
Priestley presents ideas about responsibility in an 'An Inspector Calls' by portraying the inspector as a conscience ,using him to represent a good example of responsibility in society. He uses the sound of the doorbell to interrupt Birling's rant on his views on society. Priestley uses the shocking announcement of Eva Smith's death to highlight the consequences of a lack of responsibility. The clarity of Eric and Sheila's realisation of the consequences of their actions sends a strong message to the audience about responsibility. The character of the inspector is written by Priestley as a representation of morality in the play.
‘Shakespeare’s Hamlet continues to engage audiences through its dramatic treatment of struggle and disillusionment.’ In the light of your critical study, does this statement resonate with your own interpretation of Hamlet? In your response, make detailed reference to the play. Shakespeare’s Hamlet engages themes of death, madness, loyalty and corruption which help engage the audience through the dramatic treatment of struggle and disillusionment. Although the text is set during the Elizabethan period, it still maintains textual integrity which means audiences are still engaged by its meaning today. The struggle to act upon his father’s murder is a key factor in Hamlet’s disillusionment with the world.
Valerie Cai Mrs. Alden IB Literature SL 2014-12-9 Discuss how the disconnect between religion and cultural beliefs is illustrated in The Chronicle of a Death Foretold and how it helps convey Marquez’s message. Latin American Social Customs and Religion In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s dark masterpiece The Chronicle of a Death Foretold, a series of events, beginning with a wealthy foreigner returning his damaged bride, leads to the death of the innocent Santiago Nasar. Thirty years later, a man returns to this forsaken town in order to reinvestigate Nasar’s baffling death, and through his narration, Marquez reveals the root of many societal problems in this Latin American town—their belief system. The disconnect between Catholicism and local cultural values is illustrated in the characterization of the bishop and Father Amador, the use of Nasar as a parody of Christ, and in their clashing guidelines on sex, materialism, and the class system. Ultimately, these stylistic and contextual choices were made by Marquez in order to convey his message that the ingrained cultural grievances of characters in the novel overwhelm any virtuous behavior supported by their Catholic beliefs, which culminates in societal unrest.
Conor Richardson English A1 HL Cardinal Newman Assignment 2c: Key Passage Role of Religion in Chronicle of a Death Foretold The assignment is based on the following extract: Chronicle of a Death Foretold (translated by Gregory Rabassa) Vintage Books, New York. Page 8, beginning with the words “On the day they were going to kill him…” and ending with “It was the last time she saw him.” In Chronicle of a Death Foretold5, a 1982 novel by Gabriel García Márquez, a murder takes place in a Colombian village over a matter of honor. Honor is a deeply rooted concept in Latin American culture, which motivated the author to include it in his work. The novel uses an unnamed narrator who is trying to piece together the facts of the story 27 years later. The town also claims to be very religious, a major aspect of the villagers’ lives that should have the highest priority above everything else.
Thus, Shakespeare addresses the earthly presence of death to challenge man’s existence, while acknowledging the contradictory nature of man. When Hamlet distinguishes the public view of humanity as an invention of perfection, he juxtaposes these glorifications for mankind by emphasizing his gloomy opinion about the subject and therefore illustrates how his father’s murder contributes to his disillusioned, yet paradoxical thinking. Hamlet’s purpose for juxtaposition seems to assist in revealing the concept of man’s contradictory nature. Shakespeare uses such diction as “angel” and “god” to describe society’s perspective on mankind, and contrasts this concept by having Hamlet state that humanity is simply “dust”(2.2.327-331). Hamlet’s juxtaposition of humanity highlights how Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s behavior derive from a contradictory nature.
In addition, Rank is used to facilitate the development of central characters and the realism of Ibsen’s plot. This essay shall now proceed to justify the assertion that Rank, although a minor character, plays a substantial role in A Doll’s House. Ibsen presents Dr. Rank as a critically ill patient of an inherited venereal disease, hinted to be congenital syphilis (Austin, 2009), who makes several ruminations on death. Death is a recurring motif in the play and represents the purgation of sins against society’s moral code. Ibsen invokes this motif through Rank’s dialogues.
Death This essay will discuss death as an important theme noted in the plays Doctor Faustus, Waiting for Godot, and in the novel Ways of Dying. It will pay specific attention to the context in which the text was written and the way in which each text is structured (including genre). It will also analyze the way in which the central characters of each text encounter and react to death. According to the Oxford Learners’ Dictionary, death is defined as the end of life/ the termination of life. It is the ending of the dying process.