Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Brief Suggestion NU 3rd year 2018-19
- What is the full title of Doctor Faustus?
Ans. The Tragical History of the life and death of Doctor Faustus.
- In which field of learning’s did Doctor Faustus obtain the doctorate degree?
- What is Inverness?
Ans. The name of Macbet’s castle.
- What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw?
Ans high ambition
- Who are the legacy hunters in Volpone?
Ans. Voltore, Corbaccio, Corvino and Lady Politic Would-be.
- Who is the blazing star of Italy?
- What is the sub-title of the play Volpone?
Ans. The Fox.
- Mention the literary period of John Webster.
Ans. Jacobean Period.
- Why did Bosola give some apricots to the Duchess?
Ans. To be sure about her pregnancy.
- Why does Faustus decide to practice necromancy?
Ans. In order to gain superhuman power.
- What is soliloquy?
Ans. Character’s talking to himself that works for self-revelation.
- Who is Hecate?
Ans. Goddess of witchcraft.
- Who rescues Celia from Volpone?
- How does Julia die in the “The Duchess of Malfi”?
Ans. Julia dies at the Cardinal’s hands from a poisoned Bible.
- How do the madmen torture the Duchess?
Ans. By singing and dialoguing.
- Why does Bosola stab Antonio?
Ans. Bosola wants to kill the Cardinal but mistakenly he stabs Antonio.
- What is renaissance?
Ans. Revival of intellectual learning.
- How do the weird sisters look like?
Ans. Like old and shrunken women with very wild clothes.
- Who is Helen?
Ans. Wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta.
- What reasons or conditions do Ferdinand and The Cardinal put forth against the second marriage of Duchess?
Ans. Three reasons: she is a widow; she is of a royal blood and has a duty to her rank and the second marriage expresses a lecherous nature.
- Who is Lucifer?
Ans. Satan’s proper name.
- Who does motley fool mean?
Ans. A fool who wears multicolored clothes.
- Why is The Duchess of Malfi called a decadent play?
Ans. Because of decay, ruins, death, and despair.
- Who is the peerless dame of Greece?
- What is the Trinity?
Ans. The union of Father, Son and Holy Spirit in one God.
- What figure of speech do you find in “Fair is foul, and foul is fair?
Ans. Paradoxical statement or Chiasmus that indicates the reversal of values.
- Whom does Macduff kill?
- Who is Bosola?
Ans. Antagonist of the play “The Duchess of Malfi”.
- What are the seven deadly sins?
Ans. Pride, Covetous, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth and Lechery.
- Who is Macbeth?
Ans. The evil king of Scotland.
- Who are the three witches?
Black and midnight hags who influence Macbeth in a great scale for wrongdoing.
- Who was the Duke of Calabia?
- What three things does Macbeth learn from the witches and apparitions?
Ans. Three things: he should fear Macduff, he should not fear any man born of a woman and nothing will affect his reign until Birnam wood moves.
- What is Ancona?
Ans. Ancona is a city state in Italy.
- what did Lady Macbeth say in her sleepwalking?
Ans. About the death of Duncan, Macduff’s wife and Banquo.
- How did Cardinal and Ferdinand not want their sister to get married with Antonio?
Ans. To grasp the wealth of The Duchess.
- Who is Christopher Marlowe?
Ans. Pre-Shakespearean Elizabethan dramatist.
- What is tragedy?
Ans. Representation of better type of people with unhappy ending.
- Name the two agents of Satan in Doctor Faustus.
Ans. Mephistophelis and Lucifer.
- What is a beast fable?
Ans. A play in which animals and birds speak and behave like human beings.
- Who is Duncan?
Ans. King of Scotland.
- What is necromancy?
Ans. Black art or magic
- Who wants to be Paris?
Ans. Doctor Faustus.
- How did Volpone earn his wealth?
Ans. By cunning robbing from legacy hunters.
- What kind of man is Bosola?
Ans. Lustful, greedy, proud and spiteful man.
- What is apricot?
Ans. A sort of sour fruit.
- Why does Macbeth want to kill Banquo and Fleance?
Ans. To make his power permanent.
- What is the name of Corbaccio’s son in Volpone?
- In which university did Doctor Faustus study?