BritLitStudyGuide1 - The Use of Force Characters Doctor...

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The Use of Force Characters Doctor Visited family. Is helping for only 3$, has primal feelings towards Mathilda Mathilda Daughter of Family, aged ~ 5 - 11(?) Manipulative Crazy af, bled from mouth, hardly talked Mother and Father Afraid to help/hurt child, useless, not as relevant Plot Significant Quotes Quote 2 “But the worst of it was that I too had got beyond reason. I could have torn the child apart in my own fury and enjoyed it.” Quote 1 “As I moved my chair a little nearer suddenly with one catlike movement both her hands clawed instinctively for my eyes and she almost reached them too.” {when glasses knocked off = could not see lit and metaph.= lost self control} Quote 3 “You must excuse us, doctor, we have her in the kitchen where it is warm. It is very damp here sometimes.” ^ To distinguish social class Patterns of Three -The act of the doctor attempting to look at Mathilda’s throat is three times. -The doctor’s visit costed $3 -daughter sick for more than 3 days Climax When Mathilda is finally over powered?? Tone/Mood Anxious, violent, aggressive Conflict: Literal Man vs Man: Doc is trying to help Mathilda , but she is resisting Theme Demonstration/example of hierarchy/social class Conflict: Metaph orical Man vs Society:
Caedmon’s Hymn Characters Caedmon Protagonist: illiterate cow herder who gains gift to recite hymns in his sleep Clergy Men who judge Caedmon’s ability to recite the hymn Bede Writer Plot Significant Quotes Quote 2 He first created for the sons of men Heaven as a roof, the holy Creato r, Quote 1 Now we must praise, heaven- Kingdom’s guardian Quote 3 Then Middle-earth the keeper of mankind, The Eternal Lord, afterwards made, Patterns of Three Basically the whole poem is about thanking God for all he has done including creating Earth. God is said in many different ways throughout the poem. Climax Him receiving the gift Tone/Mood Redeemedful Conflict: Literal Man vs Society or self?: Theme If you’re given a gift from God, share it with others Conflict: Metaphorical
Dream of the Rood Characters The Rood Cross that the reader receives the story from Jesus My best friend, homeboy, home skillet biscuit, etc The Dreamer The person recounting the tale, Cross speaks story to Plot Significant Quotes Quote 2 L.90: “Who would die for me the way I died for you”... “bear the best sign on his chest” {those who wear cross must understand his sacrifice} Quote 1 I command you to go tell others Quote 3 My heart's thoughts were urged on the way hence. I endured many times of longing. Now is there hope of life for me, that I am permitted to seek the tree of triumph, more often than other men honor it well, alone. - The dreamer realizes that he can also be redeemed Patterns of Three 1.Dreamer’s account of his vision of the Cross 2. Rood’s monologue describing the Crucifixion 3.Dreamer’s resolution to seek the salvation of the Cross Climax When the cross shows loyalty by doing what he is told (God’s will) Tone/Mood Redeemable Heroic Conflict: Literal Man vs Man Theme

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