ENG10050: Discussion Questions

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ENG10050 – Shakespeare Problem Questions

1. As both characters use very different sounding language (Helena’s declarations of love versus Demetrius’ declarations of disgust), how can the mood of this passage be determined?
2. Could the mood of this passage be considered tragic because Demetrius is “sick” at the sight of Helena? or even comical due to Helena’s dogged insistence to never leave Demetrius alone even though he repeatedly claims, “I do not, nor I cannot love you.”
3. When Helena says about women – “We cannot fight for love as men can. We should be perused and courted. We weren’t made to do the courting”. What do Shakespeare’s views of women seem to be from what she says at the end of the passage?
4. How does figurative language
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