Project #35877 - 10th Grade English Homework

Shakespeare Analysis Graphic Organizer: Part One

 

 

Literary Elements

As you read the Induction, Act I, and Act 2, look for literary elements used by Shakespeare to introduce the characters in The Taming of the Shrew. Show which literary elements are used and provide notes as textual evidence. Provide at least eight responses using a variety of literary elements.

Literary Element

Applies to

This Character

Act, Scene and lines

Analysis of the Element

EXAMPLE:

Foreshadowing

 

Katharina

Act 1, Scene 1

BAPTISTA:Gentlemen, importune me no farther,
For how I firmly am resolved you know;
That is, not bestow my youngest daughter
Before I have a husband for the elder:
If either of you both love Katharina,
Because I know you well and love you well,
Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.”

 

Foreshadowing shows that Katharina will be the more difficult of the two daughters for whom Baptista must find a husband.

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Shakespeare Analysis Graphic Organizer: Part Two

                                                                                                                                                               

Plot Development

As you read Act 3 and Act 4 of The Taming of the Shrew, notice events which take place to help develop the plot. Identify which part of the plot is being developed (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution), include the Act and Scene numbers along with the text, and write an explanation/analysis of what is taking place. You may also include events from Act 1 or Act 2.  An example has been provided for you.

 Element of the Plot

Act, Scene and Lines

Explanation/ Analysis

Example

Exposition

Act 1, Scene 1

BAPTISTA:Gentlemen, importune me no farther,
For how I firmly am resolved you know;
That is, not bestow my youngest daughter
Before I have a husband for the elder:
If either of you both love Katharina,
Because I know you well and love you well,
Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.”

In these lines, we are introduced to Baptista, a father who wants to find a husband for his oldest daughter, Katharina.  The conflict of the play is also introduced as Baptista has decided that his youngest daughter cannot marry until Katharina does. These lines provide readers with some background information on Baptista and his daughters, as well as their familial relationship.  They also reveal that while Baptista loves both of his daughter’s, he is at a loss for how to manage his oldest daughter, Katharina.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shakespeare Analysis Graphic Organizer: Part Three

 

 

Comedic Situations

As you complete the reading of The Taming of the Shrew, reflect on how comedic situations impact the plot development. Provide examples of comedic devices being used to show the ways that comedy impacts the events of the play and the interactions between the characters. Provide at least one example from each act.  An example has been provided for you.

Act

Situation

Impact

Example:

Induction

 

Sly is drunk and falls asleep in a public place.

 

Others arrive and joke about Sly being dead, but then they haul him away to make him believe he is a wealthy lord instead of a beggar.

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THESIS STATEMENT

Now that you have thoroughly analyzed various elements of the play, respond to one of the following prompts in one complete sentence. This will become the thesis statement for the Shakespeare Analysis Essay.

 

·         Argue whether the use of clever language works to develop the plot and comedy in The Taming of the Shrew.

·         Argue whether comedic devices work to develop the plot in The Taming of the Shrew.

·         Argue whether the plot development relies upon the use of comedic devices in The Taming of the Shrew.

 

DIRECTIONS:

It is now time to write the Shakespeare Literary Analysis Essay.

Write 4- to 6-paragraphs to argue a response to one of the following prompts:

  • Argue whether the use of clever language works to develop the plot and comedy in The Taming of the Shrew.
  • Argue whether comedic devices work to develop the plot in The Taming of the Shrew.
  • Argue whether the plot development relies upon the use of comedic devices in The Taming of the Shrew.

Be sure that you have integrated information from the play, as well as the secondary sources you have consulted. Once your essay is complete, be sure to include a Works Cited page with the complete list of the sources you used throughout the essay.

Your essay must be 4- to 6-paragraphs in length, and you must reference at least two secondary sources, in addition to the play.

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 07/21/2014 12:00 am
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