Project #35089 - homework #4 part 4

  1. The Dramatic Form and Riders to the Sea
     
    Chapter Thirteen discusses the major elements of drama and distinguishes the form from other genres like the short story and poetry. Using the play Riders to the Sea (Synge) as an example, discuss what elements and qualities make drama unique as a literary form. Support your ideas with textual evidence from Synge’s play. In your post, take into consideration how the literary themes of Riders to the Sea relate to the dramatic form.
     
    Initial posts must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. In your response, indicate what you have learned from your classmates’ answers and share how their responses have improved your understanding of literature, literary devices, and textual analysis. Be specific in your responses. Response posts must be 125 to 200 words in length and posted by Day 7.
     
  2. Macbeth as Tragedy
     
    Shakespeare’s Macbeth is often considered one of literature’s greatest tragedies and is said to reveal much about human nature. Do you agree or disagree that the play conveys much about humanity or about the human experience? What, if anything, does the work suggest about human beings or society? Support your views with textual details and analysis.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2010/10/the-righteous-skeptics-guide-to-reading-poetry/64824/

http://www.lcurve.org/writings/Tragedy.htm

Tufts, C. (1998). Shakespeare’s conception of moral order in Macbeth. Renascence, 50(3), 168-182 (This critical essay offers students an example of interpreting and writing about drama. It also offers an opening for further discussion on Macbeth and on the tragedy as a genre


  In your response, address how Macbeth’s subject matter, themes, form, or other literary elements might (or might not) be characteristic of tragedy. How do tragic qualities of the play contribute (or not) to the story’s larger message(s)?

 

Initial posts must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. In your response, indicate what you have learned from your classmates’ answers and share how their responses have improved your understanding of literature, literary devices, and textual analysis. Be specific in your responses. Response posts must be 125 to 200 words in length and posted by Day 7.

 

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 07/15/2014 12:00 pm
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