After reading Candide, write a paper comparing the optimistic philosophy of Pangloss with the pessimism of Martin. Explain how Voltaire uses this contrast to challenge the assumptions of […]

King Lear

    Specify passages from King Lear to support your assertions as to whether you feel the text of the play supports Vanden Berg’s thesis that Shakespeare has presented Cordelia […]

Play analysis

1. After examining the three charts on comedy (Morreall’s, Fowler’s, and “The Nature of Comedy”), choose two aspects of comedy, discuss and elaborate how these aspects are seen in Tartuffe. […]