Exam 3 - Review
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Date Created: 04/13/16
I Exposition A. Who – The cast, dramatist personae, or the group of characters who tell the story B. When – The era or period in which the play is set C. Where – The location where the general action takes place D. Background information – Information that helps capture our interest and gives us an informational foundation E. Preliminary Stasis – The situation in the world of the play in the opening scene II. Plot A. Inciting Action – An action, executed by the protagonist, that establishes the plot and begins the action B. Rising Action – A series of events that builds the conflict of the play C. Climax – The highest point of conflict in the play. The major turning point D. Denouement – The falling action. Everything that happens after the climax. E. Changed Stasis & Resolution – The changed situation and results of the action of the story. III. Characters A. Protagonist – The central character. (In the case of tragedy, the “tragic hero”) B. Antagonist – The “anti-protagonist” who provides the conflict. C. Main Characters – Other lead characters who help to tell the story, provide situations, and facilitate progression of the action. D. Secondary Characters – Other characters, some nameless, who may interact with the others but play less fundamental roles in the plot development. E. Minor Characters – incidental characters and supporting “atmospheric” type roles. IV Theme A. Main Theme – That which drives the tragic hero to meet his or her destiny. B. Sub-theme(s) – Other narratives or subjects addressed throughout the play. Characters/Dramatis Personae King/Ghost Hamlet (Prince) Gertrude (Queen) Claudius (King, Uncle) Ophelia Polonius Laertes Horatio Rosencrantz Guildenstern Gravedigger Tragedy Tragic Hero Tragic Flaw Irretrievability Effects of Tragedy Affirmative Pessimistic What are the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy? tragic hero with a tragic flaw, humor, conflictsexternal and internal, supernatural, revenge motive, chance happening Tragic hero main character whose death affects the course of the empire tragic flaw a character's weakness that leads to his downfall humor comic relief external conflict struggle that affects empire internal conflict struggle within a character supernatural something extraordinary revenge motive someone wants to "get back" at someone else chance happening something unplanned that leads to a catastrophe example of a tragic hero in Hamlet Hamlet example of a tragic flaw in Hamlet Hamlet not acting on his goals/procrastination example of humor in Hamlet the gravedigger scene example of an external conflict in Hamlet Fortinbras' raids example of supernatural in Hamlet Ghost example of the revenge motive in Hamlet Hamlet going after Claudius; Laertes going after Hamlet example of a chance happening in Hamlet, the killing of Polonius which leads to Ophelia's madness and her eventual death
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