Short answers (worth 2 points a piece).
Please define the following terms, and
indicate where in the passages that follow they occur.
Please record answers in
order in the Blue Book.
Dramatic irony involves a situation in a narrative when the audience or reader shares
knowledge with the author that the character does not know.
All scenes with the
Duke as Friar, for example:
Part II, 1.
Reference to another text within literature
Part II, 8 or 11. [as always, one correct answer will do]
Scapegoat / Pharmakos: From Aristotle:
A person who is destroyed/driven
out in a purgation of evil that restores order and stability to the state.
Part II, 6
Allegorical embodiment of evil in medieval morality plays –
A tempter and a corrupter, but also often a comical or appealing figure who confides his nefarious
plans to the audience.
Part II, 5
: The so-called “Law of Retaliation,” which refers to the biblical lines
“an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” The law of equivalent retribution (an eye for an eye, a
tooth for a tooth, etc.); in the Old Testament, it serves to limit revenge by ensuring proportional
retaliation, but the New Testament directly repudiates it (citing the doctrine of an eye for an eye, and
advising instead to “turn the other cheek”)
Part II, 8
Rhetorical form where words conform to an ABBA or an ABCCBA
structure, as in
Part II, 12
Trew Law of Free Monarchies
work about Government by James I
[okay, but an excellent answer would
describe more, or say that it was issued as (and even in a sense before) the new
king took the English throne;
Measure for Measure
seen as responding to it.]
Part II, 3 is James I.
Theory that Kings had a special right endowed by God.
Part II, 3; could be 7, 11.