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ENG220 Rape of Lucrece 4


Department
English
Course Code
ENG220H1
Professor
Elizabeth Harvey

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ENG220
Monday, September 26, 2011
physiognomy: nature interpreter
1384-1414
passions
In Ajax and Ulysses, o, what art of physiognomy might one behold
apostrophe
Their face their manners most expressly told
faces expressing what is inside
of classical characters who become examplum of particular kind of character
Ulysses as crafty, sly person finding way
1394-1414
Nestor stand....
1415-28
synecdoche: part for the whole
image of Christ carrying cross
crowd close to each other, raging at one another
process of readership or spectatorship
1443-65
Hecuba, Queen and wife to Priam, King of Troy, 19 children (Paris, Hector,
Cassandra and Polydoros)
Homer, Virgil, Euripides, Obid, Dante
figuration of sorrow and madness from grief as children all killed
blood inside body changing color... so much grief and not a tongue
lose power of articulation from grief
1471-84
reference to Helen and her rape, Priam’s painted wound... burning Troy
1506-33
perjured Sinon
pretending to be Greek, pretending to be captured
image of infiltration, finding way inside walls of besieged city by deceit
Lucrece’s inability to read Tarquin’s deciet
1653-59
discrepancy between body and soul
grieve taint of soul and body when only blood tainted
1688-94
1716-26
life’s lasting date from cancelled destiny
3 versions of rape: argument, happening, retelling
as if poem unable to forget act
Lucrece refuses to name rapist in first instance, make Collatine swear first
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