Assignment #4 - Othello
William Shakespeare is part of the exciting period known as the Renaissance, or rebirth. People of
the Renaissance thought they had rediscovered and were reestablishing the classical world of ancient
Greece and Rome. In reality,
Assignment #12 - Waiting for Lefty
1. What are we supposed to feel from the play?
This play makes me feel the working class struggle of trying to be heard when youre a small
voice in a big crowd.
2. What does Lefty represent?
To me Lefty represents the
Assignment #11 - The Hairy Ape
1. How does ONeill use voices and nameless characters in the play?
He uses them to point out different groups and social structures in the play.
2. How do symbols function within the play?
Symbols are used to show specific
Assignment #8 - Izutsu
The text in Izutsu creates a strong mood. Describe it in each scene.
Part I, scene 1
As the priest walks into the Ariwara Temple he describes an ancient tale of man
and wife. He intends to pay his respects for the twin souls by con
Assignment #6 - Uncle Toms Cabin
1. Describe the following characters and their personality traits.
a. Uncle Tom A religious man who keeps his focus on God even at the worst of times.
b. Arthur Shelby Uncle Toms owner who sells him to Mr. Haley to pay o
Assignment #5 - The Hypochondriac (Le Malade Imaginaire)
Comedy has rising action. That is, comedies typically begin with the central characters stuck in a
ridiculous situation, then trace the development of a series of foolish schemes, and conclude by
Assignment #3 - Everyman
Everyman, like all medieval morality plays, is didactic or rhetorical. The play endeavors to teach its
audience and to move them to a particular course of action. All plays contain ideas, insights, and
questions about life. Howe
Assignment #9 - The Adding Machine
The play uses typical expressionist plot line, which tells a cause-and-effect story by means of
episodes that are basically complete in themselves. These episodes serve the primary purpose, not of
advancing the story,
Assignment #2 - Oedipus the King
1. What is the role of truth in the play?
Oedipus wants to learn about himself and to uncover Laiuss murder
2. How does the role of prophecy influence each of the following characters?
a. Creon Has to see the Oracle to f
Assignment #7 - A Dolls House
1. Define the following characters and their tragic flaws.
a. Torvald Helmer A poor husband to Nora who likes authority. He is too concerned with
b. Nora Helmer Seemingly nave and playful. Ignored the truth o