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English 1205 Introduction to Literature Quiz # 1 (15 points) Type and double-space your answers. You don’t have to write very long answers. This is due by Wednesday May 27, 5 pm in Dropbox on your Brightspace site. Email Professor Glenn with your answers by simple email if you can’t figure that out. 1. a) Referring to Northrop Frye’s definition of comedy, explain how and why the play Romeo and Juliet starts out as a comedy but then turns into a tragedy. b) Then summarize Northrop Frye’s main reasons for the tragedy as expressed on pages 28-32 of the provided article “Northrop Frye on Romeo and Juliet”. (6 points) 2. a) Referencing the final scene between Will and Viola in Shakespeare in Love, explain how the theme of the film is the same as that of “Sonnet 18”. b) Why does the film have two plots? c) Pick one minor character in Shakespeare in Love and explain how he or she is redeemed (made better, saved) by his/her encounter with Art (i.e. playmaking). (6 points) 3. Write a short biography of yourself, including an etymology of your name or your country or your city/town/village. (3 points) Etymology: Etymology (/ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi/)[1] is the study of the history of words.[1] By extension, the phrase "the etymology of [some words]" means the origin of the particular word. For place names, there is a specific term, toponymy (Wikipedia) The etymology of my name Glenn Walton is from the Scottish glen=small valley, and the Anglo Saxon Walton =a farm by the woods (from wal=wood; tun= farm). Canada is a Huron name for village.
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Northrop Frye and Romeo and Juliet
1.a) Referring to Northrop Frye’s definition of comedy, explain how and why the play Romeo
and Juliet starts out as a comedy but then turns into a tragedy.
According to Northrop Frye, a comedy takes place when protagonists overcome different
challenges. In this case, Romeo and Juliet start as a comedy because it rotates between ...


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