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Hum119A takehome final 09

Hum119A takehome final 09 - Humanities 119A Antiquity...

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Humanities 119A Fall, 2009 Antiquity Studies Rostankowski TAKE-HOME FINAL EXAMINATION For your final examination, please respond to three of the following questions. You may use your class notes and required texts to complete the examination questions. Your answers should be typed, double-spaced, 10 or 12 point type. Please turn your examination in to the Humanities Department Office, Clark 419, by 4:00 p.m., 15 December. You may turn in any revisions or other work remaining at that time as well. Have a peaceful winter break. 1. In the tragedy Electra, we know that Electra’s goal in life is realized. What is it about this realization of her goal that makes the play a tragedy, according to Aristotle? Using his definition of tragedy, and his explanations of the problems with the quality of the character of the protagonist, explain the tragedy of Electra. 2. In Iphigenia in Tauris, we discover relationships of mistaken identity, that yield both solutions to servitude, but also awareness of several ways in which the outcomes for a family could have been transformatively different.
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