ENG220 Macbeth + Term Test Outline

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Elizabeth Harvey

ENG220 Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Term Test Nov 23 in class -> 2 hrs covers all fall term reading + Act 1 Henry 4.1 part 1: short answer, multiple choice, T/F (factual info from lectures and reading) i.e. definitions of literary terms, rhetorical figures, historical information, textual information part 2: passage id and commentary (character+play id, passage analysis) -> no obvious markers like names... And in my heart the strong and swelling evil of my conception... tis not the devil’s crest -> Angelo, Measure for Measure, “habit” repetitious activity and words forming character, “conception” and pregnancy, engender living being within self or other, hidden, inside vs outside, secret until gradually reveal, manifests self to world... psychomachia, part 3: essay question (1 out of 2 questions) 1. compare and contrast the representation of rape in Titus Andronicus and Rape of Lucrece Macbeth • tragedy: serious and important actions that end disastrously for hero/central protagonist • first performance: 1606? • Text: based on first folio, 1623 • source: Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland 1587 • 1603: death of Elizabeth I • James I rise to throne (son of Mary Queen of Scots (executed) and Henry Stewart, Earl of Darnley (assassinated)) • gunpowder plot 1605: conspiracy to blow up James I by placing barrels of gunpowder underneath parliament buildings • conspirators ca
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