She graduated magna cum laude in with a degree in Renaissance history. Donne used a great deal of specialized knowledge in his poetry. Thus for Donne, death is merely a mode of passage, captured in the last two lines of the sestet in Death not be Proud.
Fifteen thousand people died in London during the plague while Donne lived there and each morning a mortuary cart would pass down the streets calling for people to bring out your dead to be flung and piled upon each other for mass immolations.
For Donne, death is not a finality, but rather a moment of transition and judgement drawn from the beliefs of the spiritual and transcendental put in place by the Anglican Church. Edson uses this contrast to illustrate the shifting perspectives of death from the 17th century to the 20th.
As such, through the study of these two texts in tandem, responders are able to gain an insightful understanding of the attitudes and perceptions of mortality throughout the four centuries that has spanned across the composers of the Holy Sonnets and the play WIT.
A man prepared his baggage for his passage through death to that other world as he would prepare for a journey from Stratford to London, not booted and spurred, but shriven, anointed, having made his peace with God as well as his last will and testament, indeed as part of that peace.
As other Catholic families they were grievously persecuted. She left the hospital after a year, but the experience stayed with her.
Injust prior to her thirtieth birthday, she decided to write a play about her year at the hospital. In her unobtrusive clerical position, Edson was able to watch the interactions of very sick patients with their caregivers, and to observe how patients coped with their illnesses and the often dehumanising environment of a bustling hospital.
Born inin Washington, D. It just came to me. In this manner, audiences are elucidated as the how contextual influences have shaped progressive interpretations of human bonds. She considered protagonists in medicine and law, but liked the idea of a highly of articulate academic who discovers that her expertise in literary interpretation has little to do with the real-life trauma of cancer, which cannot be addressed through scholarly research or school intellectual argument.
We cannot assume that the persona of his poems necessarily reflect his situations or life. Anti-Catholicism represents a division in religious belief.
The sonnet Poisonous Minerals employs wit specifically to engage with the perception that God is merciful to the faithful. The pivot or joint above the compass legs suggest the spiritual harmony with God, indicating the transcendental structure that defines the bonds between human beings.
She even found a model for her character E. Social, Cultural and Historical: As such, through intertextual reading of both composers, a greater understanding of the way context shapes authorial purpose and meaning is achieved.
Dead members of the family were laid out at home so there was a lot more immediacy, awareness and acceptance of death. Context and Background Drama of Margaret Edson: As such, Donne draws upon the spiritual metaphysics evident in his religious context of the 16th century to validate his use of wit and conceit in exploring the universality of human bonds.
In his middle years, he writes mainly of love, but in his mature years, Dr. He, like Hamlet was an eclectic Renaissance scholar and makes references to Astronomy, astrology, world exploration, geometry, medicine, metallurgy, and numerous other scientific discoveries.
W;t Prevalence of Death: There is a strong certitude of an afterlife. Conversely, the context upon which Edson draws her inspiration is one of scientific logos and the post-modern nihilists perspectives of death.
No longer can we accept a unanimous consensus of moral and social order. Edson knew she wanted her main character to be someone who moved from a position of authority and power to a position of dependency.
It may be the deaths of two people close to him at a young age left an indelible impression on a young man. Through both the religious context of Donne as well as the nihilistic and scientific beliefs of Edson, we come to a greater understanding of death, as well as the enduring nature of human bonds.
No wonder they were inured and brutalised but also pre-occupied by death.
Drama of Margaret Edson: Absurdity that which has no purpose, meaning goal or objective is the result of disillusionment with the rationalism, which attempted to justify the exploitation of the working class and poor, the affluence of the rich, the wanton yet condoned destructiveness of two world wars, and the unquestioned belief in evolution and progress.
Most people have rarely see a dead body as it is usually covered by a sheet or body bag, coffins draped with shrouds are seldom opened for viewings. Edson spent a couple years doing odd jobs. His brother Henry died of gaol fever for harbouring a Catholic priest.
We are cushioned and protected from seeing dead bodies to preserve their dignity.John Donne and W;t Module A – Comparative Study of Texts and Context Course Requirements: Yr 12 HSC Advanced English - Section 2. Our interest in the parallels between Donne’s poetry and W;t is further enhanced by consideration of their marked differences in textual form.
Evaluate this statement in light of your comparative study of Donne’s poetry and W;t.
John Donne's Poetry and W;t Published on Jun 26, A pack of 3 different assessments for the HSC English (Advanced) Module A: Comparative Study of Texts and Context - John Donne's poetry and.
Poetry of John Donne. Drama of Margaret Edson: W;t. Personal. Personal. Born inDonne's Father died when John was 3 years old. His brother Henry died of gaol fever for harbouring a Catholic priest.
Free Essay: Despite the differences in context, a comparative study of the poetry of John Donne and Margaret Edson’s play, ‘W;t’, is essential for a more.
Module A - Essay - Wit & Donne. Comparative Study of Texts and Context Elective 1: Intertextual Connections. This student studied: HSC - Year 12 - English (Advanced) Explore the relationships between the poetry of John Donne and Edson’s ‘W;t’, evaluating the effect the context of each composer has on the ideas represented within the.Download