What is wrong with the Queen (Elizabeth) in this play?
The queen wants the troupe to perform Much Ado About Nothing to distract her from the pending
execution of the Earl of Essex, a man she may have loved. Shes had to reject her passions
The Glass Menagerie
What is the role of symbols in the play and what are the major symbols?
Lauras Glass Menagerie
As the title of the play informs us, the glass menagerie, or collection of animals, is the plays central
symbol. Lauras collection of gla
What is wrong with this family?
They have a dark family secret. The son Tilden slept with his mother and they had an incest baby.
Dodge, the father of Tilden and husband of Halie (the mom) is upset and jealous and kills the baby. (This
Discuss the food ordered and its relationship to the characterizations in the opening restaurant
How is this allegory?
The story is an allegory for the struggles women face in a male driven society where women at a time
when women a
Molieres Le Misanthrope
How do the characters threaten the comic conclusion?
Le Misanthrope is concerned with themes of honesty and hypocrisy, justice and injustice, the
manipulative social games people play, and the conflict between the individual and
Cultural Mileau & Methology Questions
Identify social criticism of forms of capitalism in the works we have read.
Capitalism is a social system based on the principle of individual rights. Politically, it is the system of
laissez-faire (freedom). Legal
Discuss the [?] of the theme of free will and predestination in the play.
In their discussion of free will, Thomasina tells Septimus that God must be a Newtonian. By her theory
that all things in the universe can be put into proper equationsthi
Numbered according to the study guide.
105. Nothing will work until Titania and Oberon are reconciled because they are the
leaders. They guide everyone else they rule over.
106. Theseus defeated Hippolyta in battle and she fell in love wit
41. Give examples of the playrights use of imagery and physical humor.
There are scenes with naked men, men constantly with erections, and sexual teasing from women
toward the men. There is also a scene with a woman who is pretending to be pregnant (which
199. Succubus a medieval female demon that appears in dreams in the
form of a woman in order to seduce men.
200. Plaudit an act or round of applause; enthusiactic approval.
201. Prologue a preface or introduction preceding the play proper.
202. Epilogue a