the remedial wasn't crap and got some hints. yeah so will first go through the MOV, a bit of AF then unseen prose.
eh mov have to study the previous stuff she said before, AND this bunch of stuff. apparently most likely have because previous test did have stuff like "Portia".Merchant Of Venice:
-friendship between Antonio
(hint: high chance).
>>casket scenes – attitude towards the suitors. e.g Morocco: racial prejudice.
>>trial scene – wise judge, lawyer, actress and good character.
(hint: same as portia)
2)a persecuted character(?).
3)more sinned against than sinned.
4)product of the environment(?).
6)sentimental.Portia at the trial scene:
-turns table on Shylock; does not let him off the hook.
-keeps closely to the law/in full vigour of the law (impartial).
-gives Shylock a chance to show mercy/delays arguments to let Shylock show mercy.
-Shylock refuses and insists on having his way and the law.
-knows statutes well; prepared legal documents.
-got & applied notes from Bellario.
-good actress, lawyer and judge.
-has immediate control of the situation.
-uses legal terminologies in convincing way. e.g “impugn”, ”intent”, ”purpose”.
-shows knowledge of the law.
-the Great Speech of Mercy.
-first offer of mercy comes straight away. (refer to GSM)-"Christians pray and ask for mercy".
-forgive and show mercy.
>>Portia does this to change Shylock's mind and convince him to not have his revenge.-Portia disagrees to Bassanio's suggestion of changing the law.
>>shows wisdom and intelligence.
>>knows that if they have a 'precedant', people will no longer take the law seriously and will be tempted to break them.-Refers to bond.
>>gives Shylock a chance to take money.
>>keeps it in suspense.-Prepared to give 9000 ducats(all her money) even though she could immediately turn the tables on Shylock.
>>to give Shylock a chance to be merciful.
>>Shylock refuses.-Passes judgement(is the noble judge).
-Gives Shylock again, a chance to show mercy.
>>asks Shylock to have a doctor close by.-Appeals to charity and mercy, but Shylock refuses.
-Gives Shylock last moment to show mercy and change his mind.
-Sees that he clearly hasn't changed his mind and gives him what he wants: The Law.
a)tells Shylock that he cannot spill any blood, just flesh. >>perceptiveness of Shylock: knows the importance of land and property.
>>stops Shylock at first.
b)take no more than one pound. >>or else Shylock will die, and all his goods confiscated.
>>Portia hammers home the message that Shylock will have his law.
c)Venetian law states that he(Jew) cannot take the life of Antonio. >>Shylock will and must die.
>>Shylock begs for mercy.
>>says that the Duke can just free Shylock but Antonio must deal with his own ½ of his arm.
d)Portia's generosity, not mercenary. >>does not want reward.
>>satisfied with the result.
>>take Antonio's gloves(inexpensive).
>>take Bassanio's ring to teach him a lesson(dramatic irony).
3 Major Scenes:
-“he hath hindered me half a million..”
-”he spat on my Jewish gaberdine...”Shylock's Character:
>>complex(use this word ONLY if you know how to EXPLAIN)
>>>e.g loves his daughter(?)/a villain that gets hurt
>>racial and religious prejudice towards Shylock by Antonio and other Venetians.
>>reveals hatred for Antonio.
>>clever and cunning in the way he proposes the bond.
>>cruel – plans to exact a pound of flesh if Antonio fails to pay up.
>>mercenary – *could not copy in time*Animal Farm:
>>effect on Animal Farm characters
>>revelation of characters
-ousting of Mr Jones
-Building of WindmillUnseen Prose:1. How does the appearance of the Jew, his wagon and mules contribute to his “strangeness”(line 1)?
-his image was distorted by the heat
-he was a foreigner and not part of the community
-his mules were unmatched and appeared awkward & unnatural
-smaller mule was blind in one eye and her left ear had been split all the way down to her head so it made her look like she had three ears.
-mules looked freakish & frightening
-the Jew was nameless and undefined
-he was mysterious and strange in appearance as were the mules.
-he was systematic
-he wore heavy black clothing even on the hottest days, which made no sense to the child narrator.
-another striking difference between the Jew and the people
-his wagon was filled with all kinds of wondrous things beyond the narrator's imagination
-made his business with women(men in the community worked in fields)
-he had long hair unlike the men in the country and a long beard
-his fingers were deformed & grotesque like the mule's ears
-Jew appears wild and unkempt2. What makes the child narrator both curious about and fearful of the Jew at the same time? How do we know that the boy need not fear him?
-Jew represents something outside the limited understanding of the child narrator.
-child narrator is curious about the Jew.
-driven by insatiable appetite for knowledge
-child narrator wants to assert himself and his identity by finding more about the Jew
-Jew's unkempt appearance, exclusive black attire and the contents of his wagon is a mystery to the narrator and he longs to know more and extend his scope of knowledge
-feels more in control when he knows more
-but he is as fearful as he is curious
-the Jew is a source of great curiosity because of the physical embodiment of the unknown
-child narrator's world is small & enclosed and much of the world lies outside his understanding & exists purely on fertile imagination
-the world beyond the boundaries of its existence is void that is immense and indefinable
-child narrator does not know what he will discover if he ever should approach Jew
-he does not know where it would lead him but has explored possibilities imaginatively
-the prospect of discovering the truth is daunting
-although he wants to understand, he does not know how far into the unknown world this would take him
-his fears are accentuated when adults use the Jew like the bogeyman and frighten their children to force them into behaving
-the outside boundaries of childhood existence is unsafe and insecure
-equates to relinquishing comfort
-fears based purely on imagination
-the Jew is willing to trade with goods if the women were short of cash
-shows that he is flexible and very compromising to his customers
-no one said anything bad about the Jew
-adults merely tap their children's fear to force them into behaving3. Do you think that either the narrator or the adults of his small community are prejudiced against the Jew? Give evidence from the test to support your view.
-although the women deal with him and never said bad things about him, he was still an outsider to them
-adults never openly prejudiced against him but in their attitudes and actions
-the people tolerated him rather than accept him for his visits are to their advantage
-adults make no effort to correct their children's perception of the Jew as fearful and mysterious, and use that fear to make them behave
-children are both fearful and attracted to the Jew
-the Jew represents the unknown and mysteries that lie outside their childhood, community and understanding
-the children were influenced by parents but they do not share the same prejudice
-child narrator would love to know the Jew if given the chanceLiterary Concepts:TAKE NOTE - Unseen prose
#setting of the story
>>where the action occurs
>>how the setting affects the character
>>does the setting create a mood
>>in what way does the setting reinforce the theme
yeah that should be it. okay my father calling me to dinner. please email or contact anyone you know to see this. oh and if i got anything missing please feel free to edit. especially you, jiahui. yeah k.