Shepherds and an idealized, rustic landscape used to explore a range of ideas and themes
When did Marlowe live?
He was a contemporary of Shakespeare
Someone who lived at the same time as another
What was Marlowe?
A dramatist before Shakespeare was well known
How did Marlowe die?
He was stabbed at an inn
What poem did Marlowe write?
“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”
Sir Walter Raleigh
Who was Raleigh?
Founder of Virginia
What was Raleigh?
A “renaissance man”-soldier, explorer, poet, philosopher, historian
How did Raleigh die?
Executed for treason
What Poem did Raleigh write?
“The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd”
What is “the Passionate Shepherd to his love” about
A persona asking his love to come live with him and listen to nature
What does the persona offer?
Fine linen, beautiful clothes
the person asks the woman what?
To be his love if what he says is appealing
What is “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” about?
The reply of the nymph to the passionate shepherd
How does he nymph feel about what is said and offered?
-There isn’t truth in every shepherds words-she’s not convinced
What is the problem with the shepherds talk?
-When winter comes, everything he talks about will fade-what he speaks is nice but his heart has bad motives
How are the shepherds words?
Foolish and rotten in reason
What does he Nymph decide to do?
She denies the shepherds love
Under what conditions would the nymph consider the shepherds love?
only if things were perfect and all the beauty he spoke of was permanent
What is a tragedy?
A writing in which a character in a high position falls
What does a tragedy deal with?
An event of great importance (kings)
What causes the fall of a character?
a protagonists demise is due to a “tragic flaw” In his own character (greed, list, selfishness, pride, etc.)
Example of a tragedy…
Macbeth by Shakespeare