Quote identification

Quote identification

Quote identification:  Select one quote from the three examples below. Label your answer with the letter of the quote. Identify the work, the approximate date of the work, its author, who is speaking, to whom he or she is speaking (if applicable),

1. Quote identification:  Select one quote from the three examples below. Label your answer with the letter of the quote. Identify the work, the approximate date of the work, its author, who is speaking, to whom he or she is speaking (if applicable), and the significance of the quote to the work as a whole. Write 250 to 300 words.

A.    “Whom should I persuade (now again) to lead you back into her love? Who, O Sappho, is wronging you?        For if she flees, soon she will pursue. If she refuses gifts, rather shall she give them.        If she does not love, soon she will love / even unwilling.”

B.     “Help me, dear father! If your waters hold  divinity, transform me and destroy that beauty by which I have too well pleased!”


C.      “My sire: He who has never heard the nightingale, has not known joy ever, in all this world. That’s why, that’s where. So sweetly I have heard it sing at night, enchanting bird, so great my longing, my delight,I cannot close my eyes at night.”

2.  Essay Question.  Choose one of the following questions and a write a short essay in response. Develop a relevant thesis and support your discussion with textual evidence. Include quotes and line citations from the readings. (You don’t need to quote any outside sources.) Identify your essay with the letter of the question. Write 500 to 600 words.  

A.   One definition of a “tragic hero” is “a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat.” How does Oedipus in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King fit this definition? What are his great or virtuous qualities? On the other hand, how does he experience downfall, suffering, or defeat? What role does destiny play in Oedipus’s life story? Include quotes, with line citations, to support your statements.  

B.   Discuss the relationship of Hamlet and Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Why does Hamlet say to Ophelia in Act 3, Scene 1, “I did love you once,” followed by “I loved you not.” What effect does this have on Ophelia? Does she consider Hamlet “mad”? Later, in Act 5, Scene 2, Hamlet says, “I loved Ophelia: Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.” Why is it too late when Hamlet declares his love here? What are Hamlet’s mistakes in how he treats Ophelia? Bring in quotes—with act, scene, and line citations—to support your statements

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