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Humanities Literature Must Know
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Play in ancient Greece
Women who manipulate the men to bring about peace
Play in ancient Greece
Man who killed father and married his mother
Epic poem from Greece
Odysseus journey home after the fall of Troy
Catharsis (purging of emotion) should be the goal of tragedy.
Change of fortune from a mistake not a flaw
The Canterbury Tales
Poem and prose written in Middle English
Story telling contest by a group of pilgrims traveling to Canterbury
Epic Poem from the Divine Comedy
Allegory of the journey through Hell guided by the poet Virgil
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Alliterative poem in Middle English
Adventures of Sir Gawain and a warrior who is completely green
Donne, Marvell, Vaughan, Trahern
British lyric poets, metaphor, energetic uneven and rigorous
reaction against smooth sweet tones of 16th century verse.
Poet and Playwright
38 plays 154 sonnets and narrative poems
All's Well that Ends Well, As you Like it, The Comedy of Errors, Love Labour's Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida
Scottish general named Macbeth receives prophesy he will become king, he kills the king and then he and his wife become suspicious creating a bloodbath.
Duncan, Malcom, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lady Macduff, Macduff
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Events surrounding marriage of Duke of Athens, Theseus, Queen of the Amazons and Hippolyta. Set in the forest.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Characters
Theseus, Lysander, Demetrius, Bottom, Flute, Hyppolyta, Helena, Hermia, Puck
Mistaken identity of Viola who is shipwrecked loosing contact with her brother Sebastian. She dresses up like a young man named Cesario. And love..
Twelfth Night Characters
Orsino, Sebastian, Valentine, Olivia, Viola, Maria,
Story of a soldier Othello and his love Desdemona. Othello is tricked by Iago to think Desdemona is in love with Cassio. Othello murders his wife and attempts to kill Cassio before killing himself.
Brabantio, Othello, Cassio, Iago, Rodgrigo, Desdemona, Emilia, Bianca
Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his unle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, and marrying his mother. Madness. Death.
Claudius, Hamlet, Horatio, Laertes, Gertrude, Ophelia
Christian allegorical novel
Allegory of a Christian's journey to heaven. Christian is the main character traveling to the Celestial City
Attack on the baseness of humankind. Chronicling the travels of Gulliver through different lands.
Romantic Fiction with realism and social commentary
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma
American Novelist Short Story Writer
Romantic Author ties to the Salem Witch trials
The Scarlet Letter-puritan punishment for adulterous woman. Twice-Told Tales- Collection of short stories.
French Novelist and memoirist
Pseudonym for Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin
Tragic play in two parts
German legend of a man who made a deal with the devil in exchange for his soul.
English Victorian Novelist
Came from a poor family connected with the industrial revolution
Great Expectations, David Cooperfield, Christmas Carol
English Victorian novelist with realism and psychological insight
Pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans
Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Daniel Deronda
Science fiction Novel
Monster produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment
Not fit conventual rules, slant rhyme, lack titles, unconventional capitulation and punctuation with themes of death and immortality.
Norwegian Playwright and theatre director
Father of prose drama and a founder of Modernism in theatre
Peer Gynt-play based on fairy tale, social satire. Wrote about strong women
Father of American Literature
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Story of the doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff.
Henry David Thoreau
Details his experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond.
President of the United States
Prolific author writing with passion on various subjects
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls into a fantasy world with peculiar creatures. White Rabbit
Pinnacle of realist fiction. Story of fated love of Anna Karenina
Irish novelist and poet
most influential writers of the 20th century modernist avant-garde movement
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stenson
London lawyer who investigates a strange occurrence between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde