Though Milton's depiction of Eve in Pl marks her with dark and shadowy images that
prefigure the fall, his characterization may not necessarily be an anti-fem one since she
Structure - complete thoughts rather than phrases or vice versa
Focus - might be a clear focus rather than a few things
Associative/scattered/fragmented - many thoughts, usually phrases
Stream of consciousness
"I" - you know they're you
How do you make people feel the fall when they already know what's going to happen?
Milton makes the focus on Satan rather than on Christ to further highlight and make the
fall much more relatable to the audience.
We're not looking at Satan as a role mode
Milton sets up Eve's character - line 440-491 Book 4
Eve talking about remembering her creation. It gives us a very different perspective as
compared to Adam. The kind of adjectives, words, that go with her creation story and
what foreshadowing happens.
Popular passage: book 1 first 25 lines
Tells what the poem is about - the fall of man
Syntax makes it difficult to read
Milton wants to write an epic that supersedes every other epic
Originally wanted to write about King Arthur, but no one can supersede t
For Othello, it's very legal. Proof - handkerchief, hearsay (not a lot of facts), ocular proof
(Othello never receives visible facts) evidence - testing
Othello - telling, retelling the story
John Donne - Holy sonnet 10
The first 8 lines set up a situatio
strangling is a silencing gesture - act of silencing would stop the lies of Desdemona
Othello, Act 5, Scene 2 right at the beginning
Sound - is it smooth? are there places where you have to slow down?
There are some places that seem clunky. The clunkiness
Iago - motivation, initially he gives us some reasons for why he hates Othello, but we're
not really sure if those are his real reasons. He's trying to prove to Roderigo that he
hates Othello-he doesn't get the promotion from ensign to lieutenant.
The idealization of Queen Elizabeth in the later years of her reign. Ideas about
Elizabeth's power being derived from her "virgin" image. She never married and
therefore never produced a heir. There's a great concern about who will take the throne.
Societies founded on honor code
Societies founded on kinship
Christian values honor God, Pagans honor themselves, Christian values passive,
advocating forgiveness, two works that show a conflict between Christian and pagan.
Beowulf - pagan, heroic
Emperor, Alexander the Great
Benvolio - horns, sign of a cuckold
Faustus' reason for signing this contract - individual will, control of destiny through
knowledge, wants to go over god - just like lucifer, over reaching character
Faustus Feb 25
Sonnets: Wyatt - Whoso list to hunt, Surrey - alas, so all thingspeace
Shakespeare - 18, 55, 130
Tues March 2
Sidney - Apology 999-1006
Ralegh - Cynthia
Marlowe's famous for Marlovian overreacher - insatiable desire
The belief in the demon/
York Cycle - 48 plays staged as an outdoor procession in conjunction with the feast of
Cover the scope of Biblical history
12 stops throughout the city - traveling with the other 47 plays
Guilds - individual plays were finan
SGGK - when he was at the palace, he's being tested by the lady, Gawain's masculinity
Beowulf - male values, Grendal's mother, women hold society together Hrothgar's wife
Beowulf vs SGGK - Beowulf women can't
John of Gaunt - regent, very important connections
Chaucer was accused of raptus (rape) but was never convicted
London area - it is the center of government/court. When they start printing texts, the
english they use is the London english, so Chaucer writ
Line 203 passage - SGGK
Combination of words "helmet-smasher"
Negation - not wearing a shield, "here's what he's not wearing"
Trying to differentiate from courtly environmentregular knights
Could be that he's vulnerable, but coul
Though Lanval does not end unhappily and, in fact, include elements of harmony, M de
F intentionally thwarts the resolution of Ar.expectations and prevents closure.
Sets up Arthurian literature but then does not have a traditional ending
Though M de F int
For Thursday: "Day of Destiny" by Malory
Lanvel by de France
The idea of fate, things in the poem seem to be fixed
Pagan ritual within funerals, smoke gives divine favor
Some admiration within the narrator for this past because he sees his own culture
First english epic
Setting: Scandinavia , written in England
Epic - the story of a culture; history or founding of a nation; centers around a hero
Hero - usually the embodiment of his people, usually tested by trials, he represent