Assignments about Taming of the Shrew
4 assignments total:
- As you read the Induction, Act 1, and Act 2, look for literary elements used by Shakespeare to introduce the characters in The Taming of the Shrew. Show which literary elements are used and provide notes as textual evidence. Provide at least eight responses using a variety of literary elements
2. As you read Act 3 and Act 4 of The Taming of the Shrew, notice events which take place to help develop the plot. Identify which part of the plot is being developed (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution), include the Act and Scene numbers along with the text, and write an explanation/analysis of what is taking place. You may also include events from Act 1 or Act 2. An example has been provided for you.
3. As you complete the reading of The Taming of the Shrew, reflect on how comedic situations impact the plot development. Provide examples of comedic devices being used to show the ways that comedy impacts the events of the play and the interactions between the characters. Provide at least one example from each act. An example has been provided for you
4. Essay: It is now time to write the Shakespeare Literary Analysis Essay.
Write 4- to 6-paragraphs to argue a response to
one of the following prompts:
- Argue whether the use of clever language works to develop the plot and comedy in The Taming of the Shrew.
- Argue whether comedic devices work to develop the plot in The Taming of the Shrew.
- Argue whether the plot development relies upon the use of comedic devices in The Taming of the Shrew.
Be sure that you have integrated information from the play, as well as the secondary sources you have
consulted. Once your essay is complete, be sure to include a Works Cited page with the complete list of
the sources you used throughout the essay.
Your essay must be 4 to 6 paragraphs in length, and you must reference at least two secondary sources,
in addition to the play
MLA formart, double space
Around three pages