Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is another way Beckett defines peace?
2. What is an effective speaking tool that Beckett uses in his speech?
3. Who is the only one who can bring Beckett peace?
4. What does Beckett believe about the peace that the world was promised?
5. Fill in the blank:" ...so in Heaven the Saints are most _______, having made themselves most _______..."
Choose one of the following topics:
A) Eliot uses metaphor heavily in this script, especially in comparing people to animals. Choose five examples of this in the script, cite them, and explain why you believe it was effective or ineffective to the characters and the plot as a whole.
B) Evocative imagery is a major component in the dialogue, especially when the Chorus speaks. Look at the Chorus' "death-bringer" speech (p. 66). In it, Eliot uses the idea of the five senses to create images for the reader/audience. Why would he use the five senses to aid in his imagery? Do you believe Eliot used it efficiently?
Becket believes that his death will ultimately bring good to the public, the church, and his own spiritual well-being.
1) Cite several instances in which Becket or another character argue for the choice of martyrdom. Define what Becket's modus operandi is in allowing his own murder
2) Looking at the way his followers reacted to his death, were Becket's goals achieved?
3) Think of another historic figure that you consider a martyr (i.e. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr.). Compare that person with Becket.
4) For you, what truly defines a martyr? How does the death of one person catalyze social change?
5) Do you believe there are the moral implications to celebrating death in such a way?
There are many references to "The wheel" in Murder in the Cathedral. Much lore from Ancient Greece and the Middle ages reference the wheel when speaking of a wheel turning as a metaphor of man's fate, fortune and predestination.
1) What part does Becket believe Fate and Destiny play in the final days of his life?
2) How much of this is God's work according to Becket? What are Becket's feeling towards God's actions?
3) What do you believe? It is fate or chance that helped play out Becket's final days as illustrated in Murder in the Cathedral? Feel free to use examples from your own encounters with what you believe to be fate.
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