ENGL 2110 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Irony, Hubris, Enkidu

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KSU
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ENGL 2110
Hedda Gabler/ Gilgamesh Study guide
-Logos is an appeal to logic or reason; pathos is an appeal to the emotions, and ethos is an
appeal to one’s sense of right and wrong (ethics).
Match a single character to one of the rhetorical appeals above and explain your
choice.
Elibert Lovborg appeals to pathos, one’s emotions, because the audience is able to
empathize with the pain he experienced. In Hedda Gabler, he is an author of a
futuristic book. Lovborg compared his book to being like a child. Losing his book is
equivalent to losing a child, and this caused him to take his own life. This appeals to
our emotions because it is sad and we all know what loss is like.
-Describe the nature of a conflict between Hedda and another character within the
play.
Hedda has a conflict with Judge Brack. Hedda fears the power Judge Brack holds
because she gave Lovborg the pistol with which he killed himself. If Judge Black releases
that information, Hedda would get into trouble. Therefore, he could either keep quiet
about recognizing the gun or come forward. It was all up to him; Hedda’s fate lies in his
hands.
-Explain how Lovborg’s death fits the definition of dramatic irony.
Lovborg’s death fits the definition of dramatic irony because Lovborg went to Miss.
Diana’s to get his child, the book, back. Because the audience is already aware that
Hedda burned his book to ashes, we can guess his heartache and decision to kill himself.
-How does Hedda’s character reflect the definition of hubris?
Hedda’s character reflects hubris because she burns Lovborg’s book for her husband’s sake. Her
husband confessed that he envied Lovborg because of his book. Hedda didn’t like the thought
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Logos is an appeal to logic or reason; pathos is an appeal to the emotions, and ethos is an appeal to one"s sense of right and wrong (ethics). Match a single character to one of the rhetorical appeals above and explain your choice. Elibert lovborg appeals to pathos, one"s emotions, because the audience is able to empathize with the pain he experienced. In hedda gabler, he is an author of a futuristic book. Lovborg compared his book to being like a child. Losing his book is equivalent to losing a child, and this caused him to take his own life. This appeals to our emotions because it is sad and we all know what loss is like. Describe the nature of a conflict between hedda and another character within the play. Hedda fears the power judge brack holds because she gave lovborg the pistol with which he killed himself. If judge black releases that information, hedda would get into trouble.