A symbol, usually an image, which recurs often enough in literature to be recognizable as an element of one's literary experience as a whole.
a character that is quickly recognized and accepted by the reader or viewer and requiring no development by the writer
secondary character who contrasts with a major character
the principal character in a story; main character.
a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly
an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of anyone who hears. Especially by a character in a play.
a poem in a form of speech or narrative by an imagined person, in which the speaker inadvertently reveals aspects of their character.
preaching of a religious fact that deals with moral issues.
a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.
a forceful and bitter attack against someone or something.
worshipping or believing in more than one god.
an implied or indirect reference to another literary work or event in history in literature.
making a comparison without using the words like or as.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken seriously.
making a comparison using like or as.
Saying the opposite of what one means. Also called Litotes.
giving human attributes to something that is not human
a part is used to signify the whole
Addressing someone or something, usually not present, as if they were present.
the repetition of consonant sounds at the end or in the middle of words.
the use of repeated consonant sounds to create a sound picture.
the term for those words that sound like the noise they are describing.
the use of repeated vowel sounds to create a sound picture.
figurative language that uses particular words to represent something else with which they are associated.
In what is Equality writing? (i.e., what format is he writing?)
writing in a journal, 1st person plural
Describe Equality's physical appearance.
Equality is 6 ft tall and wears an iron bracelet on his arm. He also has a spark in his eye.
What is Equality's curse?
he has forbidden thoughts and is always curious.
What is Equality's crime?
he has a friend, he keeps secrets, and that he wrights in a journal.
Why does Equality feel no shame in committing his crime?
because he finally feels peace within himself and a part of who he is.
What does Equality mean when he says, "They"?
is a plural replacement word for the singular words like "he", "she", or "I" because everyone is equal
Who is Liberty and what does she do?
is a woman that works in the fields over the hedge and is also known as The Golden One.
How are children raised in Equality's society?
do not get to be raised by their own parents. Instead, they spend their childhood learning and educating themselves.
What is wrong with Equality's brothers?
They are very silent. They dare not to speak what's on their minds because all must agree with all. Then they cannot know if their thoughts are the thoughts of all, and so they fear to speak.
What are the Unmentionable Times?
was a time of fighting and war. Great fires raged over the land and in these fires the Evil Ones and all the things made by the Evil Ones were burned.
What happened when Equality presented his discovery to the World Council of Scholars?
they wanted to destroy it. They immediately became hesitant and threatened to destroy his invention that he worked so hard on. They feared it.
Why does Equality believe that people require names?
so that they could be distinguished
How is Equality able to learn so much in the House in the Forest?
by reading all the books that were found in the House.
What is the sacred word and why is it so important?
"EGO". This is because the word "ego" means like personality and sense of self. This is what Equality has now become. He has become a sense of his own self.
Why does Equality care about Liberty's age?
because if they were 18, then they would have to be sent to the Palace of Mating.
What is the punishment for speaking the Unspeakable Word?
the consequence would be that the Transgressor's tongue would be torn out and all the men and children of the City were sent to behold the burning of the Transgressor.
Why was Equality put in the Palace of Corrective Detention?
because he would not tell where he had been after the 3 hours of recreation.
What is wrong in Thebes at the opening of the play?
There is a plague going around in Thebes because the murder of Laius has not been solved.
What does the Priest ask of Oedipus at the beginning?
asks Oedipus to save Thebes from the plague because he saved the city once.
How did Oedipus become king of Thebes?
by solving a riddle given by the sphinx.
Who is Creon? Where has he been?
he is Oedipus' brother-in-law/uncle. He has been at Delphi with the oracle, Apollo
What does the oracle at Delphi say needs to be done in order to cure Thebe's trouble?
the murderer of Laius must be confronted and punished.
Who was Laius? How did he die according to Creon?
was the Kind of Thebes; Laius was attacked by a band of highway men at the crossroads.