Henry V Notes
Character steps forward to ask the audience to pretend few actors are
armies and that the stage is a vast field
Scene One = In Henrys court
Canterbury extols Henry Vs praises and tells Ely that he recommended to
King Lear Notes
Scene One = King Lears palace.
Kent and Gloucester speak of how King Lear does not seem to prefer
Albany over Cornwall. They also speak of Edmunds (Gloucesters
bastard son) conception.
King Lear arrives to divide the kingdom equa
Merchant of Venice Notes
Scene One = Venice.
Antonio is melancholy but he doesnt know why (probably because he
heard Bassanio likes a girl).
His friends think its either because of money or a girl.
Bassanio tells Antonio about Portia and his p
Scene One = A desert place.
There is thunder and lightning as three witches arrive on scene. They talk
about how theyll meet again before sunset upon the heath (open field)
with Macbeth after one side has won the battle and the o
A Midsummer Nights Dream Notes
Scene One = Athens, a room in the palace of Theseus.
Theseus is engaged to Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons; apparently, he
won her by his sword. Theseus sends Philostrates to find entertainment.
Egeus is annoyed be
English September 13, 2012 Notes
War of roses ends in 1486 on Bosworth Field
Play remains in sacred places; does not take place in spaces of the common man
Completely in blank verse and in the language of the court
Richard is very
Stats September 24th Notes
How do you decide which line to draw through the data?
Will be the line for which the differences between predicted values and real values are
accounted for (minimal)
Sum squared differences btw the real value of y
Granularity = there seem to be common numbers that pop up
What the center looks like
What the spread looks like
What the shape looks like
Bar Graph slide
Not significant = differences that could be expected by chance alone
Significant = diff
Romanticism vs. Enlightenment
Former arose as a reaction to the latter
Former emphasizes self-discovery, imagination, and creativity
Latter emphasizes knowledge, basic morality
Richard Price (1723-1791)
Great British friend of Thomas Jefferson; a
ENGL January 17
Metonymy = a part of the thing represents the whole thing; part associates with
Crown standing for the government
Ex. Blakes London = voices represent people
Washington standing for the government
John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854)
A complete and total asshole
The Cockney School of Poetry (1379)
A complete and total asshole
Basically a douchebag-like criticism of Keats, all the while elevating the supreme
deity who is Wordsworth
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Professed to be an atheist expelled from Oxford
Married Mary Shelley; friends with Byron and Leigh Hunt
Holds an imaginative ideal, intellectual beauty, might be absent
Strong political idealism
To Wordsworth (1081)
Mary Wollstonecrafts and William Godwins daughter
Victor goes to university in a place called Ingolstadt (considered to be a university
attended by Illuminati members)
Adam Weishaupt founded Illuminati in Ingolstadt
William Cowper (1731-1800)
Fascinating history involving incest, suicide, androgyny, and eternal damnation
On Slavery excerpt from The Task (Book II)
Speaker would rather be the slave than enslave someone
Better to be oppressed than to be the
July 17, 2013
Xenia (Greek) = guest-host relationship
Host should offer guest food
Xenos (Greek) = guest-friend; both guest and host
Aristos (Greek) = best
Aristeia = an extended display or exercise of ones superlative
Weeks Five and Six
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Orphaned at a fairly young age; began writing poetry at fifteen; enjoyed translating Latin and
From Lyrical Ballads
Boring as hell, sigh
Emotions connected to a rural environ
Can you identify aspects of these passages that evoke the cult of sensibility (as we saw it in
Burkes description of Marie Antoinette, for instance)?
What do you think Lewis is trying to do with the idea of sensibility (and the rela
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Opposites/contraries are essential to human life
Energy is also important, though it is regarded as evil
Reversal of roles where Jesus represents Reason and Satan is the hero; reversal of
Much Ado About Nothing Notes
Scene One = In front of Leonatos house.
Beatrice and Benedick bicker. Claudio is in love with Hero. Benedict
promises to never marry because he doesn't want to be cheated on.
Don Pedro offers to help Claudio get He
Scene Size-up = initial evaluation of the scene you are called to.
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