What is significant about these new ways of conceptualizing evil?
I have provided the entire play again with a word document of the websites that were provided for more information:
#1 ::: Explore your response to the ending of the play by considering not only your own thoughts but the perspectives with which the two critical articles provide us. Select one of the following questions as the focus for your initial post.
- What was your response to the ending?
- How do the articles and Camus philosophy help us to identify ways of interpreting the play that we had not previously considered?
- What is significant about these new ways of conceptualizing evil?
Then elaborate on your initial post and engage in conversations that allow you to explore the other questions during the week’s discussion. As always, refer to specific passages to provide support for your insights and contributions.
#2 ::: As Peter Brook’s production illustrates, the themes and conflicts Shakespeare’s King Learexplore the idea that the world is in constant chaos. That, in fact, evil is simply natural chaos.
Many have commented that Cordelia’s death takes audiences by surprise. Audiences often expect Cordelia to survive, because she is one of the few characters who has not harmed or borne malice towards others.
What does Shakespeare force audiences to examine about the idea that there is simply chaos and no order or morality by denying us an ending in which good triumphs over evil?
As always, journals should be between 2 to 4 pages double-spaced in length and supported with paraphrases and/or brief direct quotations from the critical articles.
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