LIT FINAL REVIEW

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LIT FINAL REVIEW Short Answer Genre The classification of literary works on the basis of their content, form, or type Poetry, drama, and fiction Subgenres: Greek tragedy (Oedipus), Romantic narrative (Mariner), Shakespearean tragedy (Macbeth), Gothic novel (Dracula and Frankenstein), and magical realism (Beloved) Setting Time AND place Significance? o Beloved - post Civil War in free Ohio o Dracula - Victorian England Allusion A reference in one literary work to another Frankenstein - Milton’s Paradise Lost , the Bible, and Rime of the Ancient Mariner Dracula - refers to contemporary drama Catharsis Aristotle’s definition: release of terror and pity What the audience experiences Occurs in Oedipus when he comes out of the palace blinded
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Prophecy Creon goes to the Delphic oracle to find out the reason for the plague in Thebes. He learns that if the murderer of Laius is revealed then the plague will be lifted. Delphic oracle: “know thyself” Riddle of the sphinx: What creature walks on two feet, on four, and then three. The answer is man. But also turns out to be Oedipus. Prologue Opening of the play Provides exposition for the audience In Oedipus , reveals the plague in Thebes and the character of Oedipus. Parados Chorus’ first song Chorus prays for mercy from the gods Stasima Chants of the Chorus at the end of each episode Kommoi Dirges, two in the play, that act as a call and response between the Chorus and another character Close reading Techniques included figurative language, imagery, characterization, genre, plot, setting, tone, theme, symbolism, motifs, allusions…. Dramatic Irony When the audience knows something the characters don’t OEDIPUS!!!! Hubris
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Inappropriate pride Oedipus Fate Inescapable and inevitable for Oedipus Oedipus doesn’t bring it about Chorus A group of 15 actors acting and speaking as one person No individuality Commenting on the event occurring in the play Its loyalty shifts from Oedipus to Creon Double/ Doppelganger The connection between two characters is repressed or denied Frankenstein and the Creature o Frankenstein never acknowledges the connections between him and the creature Alter ego A second self; connections between the two are clear, acknowledged, and even embraced Frankenstein and Walton o Frankenstein sees the connection between his quest to create life and Walton’s quest Metonymy The substitution of one word for another on the basis of an association o The White House as a substitute for a spokesperson
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Dracula - the red lips, white pointed teeth, fog, and “voluptuousness” come to substitute for vampire Tabula Rasa A blank slate The Creature starts out knowing absolutely nothing and learns everything from his own personal experiences (fire) Foreshadowing
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