Analyze and “illuminating” episode or moment and explain how it functions as a “casement,” a window that opens onto the meaning of the work as a whole.
Select a character that has deliberately sacrificed, surrendered, or forfeited something in a way that highlights the character’s values. Analyze how the particular sacrifice illuminates the character’s values and provides a deeper understanding of the meaning of the work as a whole.
Analyze how cruelty functions in the work as a whole and what the cruelty reveals about the perpetrator and/or victim.
Analyze the motives for the character’s deception and discuss how the deception contributes the meaning of the work as a whole.
Select a novel or play that include acts of betrayal. Then, analyze the nature of betrayal and show how it contributes to the mean of the work as a whole.
Suggested Themes Othello - Part II Please respond to the following suggested themes (meaning of the work as a whole) from Othello. Support your response with at least two examples from the text.