Literary Analysis

There is no mistaking who is in charge. Right from the beginning Wits protagonist, Dr. Vivian Bearing, a tough-minded Renaissance literature professor, addresses the audience directly Hi. How are you feeling today This metatheatrical device, breaking the fourth wall, makes the audience self-consciously aware of its role while preserving the illusion of unfolding action. Then Bearing abruptly says, I think I die at the end. Such a declaration might reduce dramatic tension except her stoical wit...

Xyv

In England in 1500 children sang a rhyme and played a game called Ring around the Rosies. In Canada in the 1940s, children still held hands in a circle and chanted Ring around the rosies A pocketful of posies Ashes, ashes We all fall down. The rhyme originated from the flulike symptoms, skin discoloration, and mortality caused by bubonic plague. Discuss how the meaning was that life could be both unimaginably beautiful and horrible. 2. Study and report on the romanticization of tuberculosis in...

Preface

Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature has multiple uses. First, it is part of the Exploring Social Issues through Literature series developed to meet the needs of secondary school students and their teachers who will delve into social issues identified in a range of accessible literature. When used in the language arts curriculum, the book intersects social studies issues and literature. Furthermore, educators in the arts and humanities and sciences can benefit from examining social issues...

Historical Context

While Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy are both cultural representations of mental and Note to teachers This novel contains mature subject matter. Please see appendix D. physical illnesses, they are as diverse in time, setting, and characterization as the backgrounds of their authors. Alice Walker (born 1944), the first black woman to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, for The Color Purple (1983), was born to poor...

Kup

Compare and contrast two movies, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 1994 , the more faithful Branagh version, and James Whale's Frankenstein 1931 , which relates to pop culture. 2. Just for fun Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt Kickers recorded the hit sensation The Monster Mash in 1962. The dance, something like the mashed potato, goes like this holding your arms in a ghoulish position, grind one foot on the floor in mashing footwork as if putting a cigarette butt out pull that foot backward then...