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Fake it, swift punishment and small rewards, wisdom and ruthlessness, calculated cruelty, amoral ruler for amoral people
Key Points of The Praise of Folly
humanist philosophy for spiritual reform
Scathing satire of church
simple, faith-based church
Castiglione's ideas of chivalry
classical virtues, humanist learning, strong ethics, courteous, skilled fighter, well-spoken
Key Points of The Autobiography
Fathered 8 children with various women
Banished from Florence for sodomy
Murdered a man in Rome
Insight into sculpting process
Very egotistical in description of casting Perseus
Collection of essays in response to St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (slaughter of thousands of French Protestants)
Personal musings on literature
Holy war vs. noble savage
handbook for religious teachers in reformation, question-answer format, how to teach the 10 commandments
Who was Shakespeare
Greatest Writer of english history
Histories, tragedies, comedies
classical antiquity, supernatural
Renaissance and Baroque elements
Innovations in English
Key points of Paradise Lost
Last epic poem, first novel?
Makes Satan seem like wronged hero
Brings together Revelation and Genesis
Depicts Hell as city of gold and art
Who was Hobbes
English Philosopher in Baroque period, enthusiastic for authority of law and monarchy
cynical view of man's natural state: solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short, needs strong government
argues against innate understanding
knowledge and ideas from perceptions
Plot of Tartuffe
Character deceives 1 into giving him his fortune. 1's wife tries to expose Character. 1 is oblivious and wants to adopt Character. 1 catches on and Character nearly evicts 1.
Points about Don Quixote
satire of chivalry
reality vs. fantasy, art vs. life
comedy and tragedy
Lady Dulcinea and Wagon of the Parliament of Death
Dies in disillusionment
best novel in the Spanish language
points about John Donne
member of Parliament
worldly early career, subdued later
wrote of human experience: sexuality, mortality, soul
physical passion and religion intensity
Points about Canonization
contains both religious and erotic elements
Death metaphor for consummation of love
religious metaphor (canonization) for consummation
Points about Crashaw
obsessed with pain and suffering
Violent rejection of Puritanism and embracing of Catholicism
virtuoso literary devices
Fuses religious fervor and eroticism
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