British Lit Final Test Part 2

1. Why does Chaucer include both positive and negative representations of people from different estates in The Canterbury Tales? Give one example of a positive representation and one example of a negative representation. Explain how each character shows either positive or negative traits. Your answer should be at least one paragraph.

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2. Reread Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare now. It is located on page 69 of your Journeys anthology. Describe the poetic elements of this sonnet. What imagery and symbolism does Shakespeare use? What is the central theme of the work? Your answer should be at least one paragraph.

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3. Compare and contrast Hamlet and Fortinbras in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. How are the two figures alike? How are they different? What do readers and audience members come to understand as a result of the similarities and differences that exist between these characters? Your answer should be two or more paragraphs.

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