Renaissance Drama: Anglo Saxon Essay

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ANGLO SAXON
VOCAB: Cower: Crouch down in fear./ Purge: to remove or purify./ Relish: Great Enjoyment./ Spoils: Diminish or destroy the value or quality of./
TERMS: Kennings: phrases that are an elaborate and indirect way of naming nouns./Scops: professional minstrels who recited pomes for hours, even days./ Runes: first devised alphabet of the Anglo Saxons used for inscriptions on buildings and states./ Bede: Anglo-Saxon theologian and historian whose major work, Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation (731), written in Latin, remains an important source of ancient English history./ Hyperbole: obvious and intentional exaggeration.
BEOWULF: Herot: This is the hall that Hrothgar builds in celebration of his reign. It is the site both of many happy festivals and many sorrowful funerals./ Hrothgar: He is the King of the Danes at the time of Grendel's assaults. He builds the hall Heorot as a tribute to his people and his reign./ Hrunting: Unferth gives this sword to Beowulf to use in killing Grendel's mother. It didn’t work./ Hygelac: This King of the Geats is also Beowulf's uncle. Upon hearing Beowulf's courageous exploits, he gives Beowulf nearly half his kingdom./ Unferth: A thane of Hrothgar's, he taunts Beowulf in the hall about his swimming contest with Breca. Beowulf shames him in the boasting match."discord."./ Wealtheow: She is Hrothgar's queen and the mother of his two sons./ Wiflaf: This is Beowulf's kinsman through Ecgtheow's family, the Waegmundings. He is the only thane of Beowulf's that stays with him during the battle with the dragon./ Wulfgar: He is one of Hrothgar's faithful thanes. As the watchman for the Danes, he is the first to greet Beowulf and his thanes to the land of the Danes./ Geats: Beowulfs clans./ Wyrd: is a concept in Anglo-Saxon culture roughly corresponding to fate or personal destiny./
CANTETBURY TALES
VOCAB: Accrue: increase over time./ Solicitous: Characterized by or showing interest or concern./ Verity: the quality or state of being true or real./ Prelate: High ranking member of the clergy./ Absolution: act of freeing someone of a sin or of a criminal charge./
TERMS: Phlegmatic: Having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition./ Amor vincit Omnia: “Love Conquers All”./ Thomas Becket: was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion./ Indulgences: The action or fact of indulging: "indulgence in self-pity".
The state or attitude of being indulgent or tolerant(noun)./ Choleric: Bad-tempered or irritable (adj)./ Frame story: A frame employs a narrative technique whereby an introductory main story is composed.
THEMES: Corruption of the Church, Importance of Company, Inability to hide ones true character; Suffering of the innocent; Wants of men and women; role of women.
MOTIFS: Romance, Fabliaux – comical and grotesque stories where people succeed by their sharp wits.
SYMBOLS: Spring; Clothing/ accessories (what lies beneath); physiognomy – a science that judged a person’s temperament based on anatomy.
WRITTEN IN: Iambisc pentameter in couplets (heroic); earliest in 14 century
SEVEN DAYS OF DEADLY SINS: Pride, Avarice (greed), Lechery, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth
FOUR CARDINAL VIRTUES: 1. Prudence – ability to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time. 2. Justice – the continual and constant will of rendering to each individual his right. 3. Temperance (or Restraint) – the practice of self-control, abstention, and moderation. 4. Fortitude (or Courage)—forbearance, endurance, and ability to confront fear and uncertainty.
RENAISSANCE DRAMA:
ANGLO SAXON
VOCAB: Cower: Crouch down in fear./ Purge: to remove or purify./ Relish: Great Enjoyment./ Spoils: Diminish or destroy the value or quality of./
TERMS: Kennings: phrases that are an elaborate and indirect way of naming nouns./Scops: professional minstrels who recited pomes for hours,…