STRAYER HUM111 WEEK 8 DISCUSSION BOTH

| November 24, 2016

Question
week 8

“Analyzing Art and Literature in the Northern Renaissance” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Explain whether you agree with the interpretation of either Sayre or Koster of Van Eyck’s Arnolfini double portrait, identifying the most persuasive part of that interpretation. Describe two (2) symbolic elements of the painting and any other features that stand out to you. Pretend you are having a portrait done of you and a significant other; describe at least four (4) symbolic elements that you might include in the painting, and explain why.
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Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Double Portrait

Henry Sayre’s interpretation in Chapter 16, (pp. 540-3, Figs. 16.7-8)
Margaret Koster’s interpretation at .thefreelibrary.com/The+Arnolfini+double+portrait%3A+a+simple+solution.-a0109131988″>http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Arnolfini+double+portrait%3A+a+simple+solution.-a0109131988

“Analyzing Art and Literature in the Northern Renaissance” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Discuss your reaction to the character of Hamlet in the two (2) soliloquies from the text. Consider the extent to which you sympathize with him and / or think he is self-absorbed. Explain the manner in which the literary form of soliloquy shapes your view of Hamlet. Identify one (1) or two (2) lines (except “To be, or not to be”) that you find interesting or favor, and explain your choice. Pretend you are a modern leader or celebrity facing personal crisis—like Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Beyonce, or some other; write a few lines of soliloquy—thinking aloud in front of the audience. (No need to sound Shakespearean).
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Shakespeare

Chapter 16 (pp. 640-644), selections 19.11a and 19.11b. Soliloquy defined on p. 648

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