“That in Aleppo Once” Nabokov , writing homework help

1. How does the military context of Othello affect your view of the love story?

2. In “That in Aleppo Once” Nabokov refers to the following passage:

And say besides, that in Aleppo once,

Where a malignant and a turban’d Turk

Beat a Venetian, and traduc’d the state,

I took by the throat the circumcised dog,

And smote him thus. (V, ii, 353-57)

How does Nabokov use this reference in the construction of his story? (4)

3.Why do you think that Shakespeare emphasizes, in Julius Caesar, the killing of the poet Cinna? (2)

4. What does Brutus mean when he says “Let’s be sacrificers, but not butchers” (II, i, 179)? (2)

5. Comment on any aspect of Tennant’s Hamlet that seems to you especially interesting. (3)

(1 POINT ANSWERS MAY BE A SINGLE SENTENCE OR TWO. 3-4 POINT QUESTIONS SHOULD BE A SUBSTANTIAL PARAGRAPH OR TWO. THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE WRITING. COHERENCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LENGTH.)

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