I’m studying for my Literature class and need an explanation.
This essay must summarize the main arguments presented by the author and then range out from there. Do you agree with your author’s analysis?
Did this chapter help you think about the play in new or deeper ways? Explain.
What new light did you get on the play?
Does your author’s interpretation differ from what you heard in class? Explain.
( professor thinks that shylock is a sad character and portia is somehow hypocrite, also the high ground of the character is shifting back and forward)
Is the author’s argument persuasive? Why? If not, why not?
Did any quotes or passages emerge with new importance? Explain.
What did you learn about how to analyze Shakespeare?
Is the chapter a good model of literary criticism? Explain.