22 November 2013
How does Milton display evil to be working toward the greater good?
John Miltons story of creation shows more than just the actions of characters. Milton
shows us the intentions behind his characters
JULIUS CAESAR by Shakespeare
What we know about Caesar:
Cocky, jerk, epeleptic, war against Pompey, very supersticious, died,
people wanted a king, so he refused to step down. claimed "war was still going"
Why was he refusing the crown?
wanted to look hum
He's tall, thin, but surprisingly strong (or tough)
Obsessed with chivalry, to the point of becoming a knight
Armor from his shed (terrible armor)
Skin and bones horse (sad old weak)
Script written by Cide Hamete Benengeli
Miguel de Cervantes
6 September 2013
Were Brutus' actions, as a whole, for the overall betterment of Rome?
Marcus Brutus was one of Caesar's closest friends and advisors. He was part of
the Roman senate. At the beginning of the play, Bru
7 November 2013
Why does Milton choose to portray the relationship between God and man the way he does?
Miltons story of Creation brings up a lot of questions and fills-in many of them with
Miltons prophetic ideas. Be
24 October 2013
How did Anne Hutchinsons case disagree with Puritan belief?
John Winthrops addition of Anne Hutchinsons story along with his writing seems out of
place. Its not just Hutchinson, he includes a story of
20 September 2013
Why does Caesar choose his last words for Brutus?
Shakespeare portrays Caesar and Brutus as two of the closest friends. They were work
buddies and Brutus was Caesars right hand man. Shakespeare buil
Paradise Lost by John Milton
I Monument to new ideas. Thought of himself as a prophet. Paradise Lost is a prophecy
of the writers triumphs. Not a monument to dead ideas.
II Deeply rooted in the 17th century. People saw production as a commodi
30,000-20,000 BC- Native Americans cross the Bering Strait from Asia to North America
1000 AD- Leif Erikson, Norse sailor, explores North America including Vinland (Newfoundland)
1215- The Magna Carta document is adopted in England, guarant
Witches as narrators. Starts with dark scene (thunder and lightning).
The Thane of Cawdor is killed for treason against Duncan. Macbeth is put in as replacement.
Macbeth: Liked by Duncan and many others. Thane of Glamis, Thane o