I. Rustico and Alibech
1. Is this tale pornographic or artistic? Defend your answer.
In my opinion, the tale Rustico and Alibech is an artistic tale. Because according to what I have researched, “pornography (often abbreviated as "porn" or "porno" in informal usage) is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal,” and in the story of Rustico and Alibech I didn’t think that the purpose of this story is to sexually arouse its readers nor the intention of the writer to do so. And I also think that if this account is pornographic then there wouldn’t be any story in it, only sexual acts would be written in it. The author, pick this kind of nature for the story, Rustico and Alibech for certain reasons. One, I think he wants the people to know that anyone can commit sins, even though those holy men. And second, I think he also wants women to learn something from Alibech; not to be gullible and foolish. II. Macbeth
2. Shakespearean tragedy is based on Christian Doctrine. How is this concept projected in Macbeth?
I think that it is project through the very characters of Macbeth; the conflict between good and bad; and the sins men have committed. Macbeth represents Adam and Lady Macbeth represents Eve. In the story, Lady Macbeth forced Macbeth to murder King Duncan so that, her husband can assume the throne, like Eve in the book of Genesis, she lure Adam to eat the forbidden fruit. Macbeth don’t want to murder the King even though he wants to be the King, but through the persuasion of his wife, Lady Macbeth, he proceed with their plan. Christian Doctrine, was also projected through the conflict of good and bad in Macbeth. III. Rose for Emily
1. Why is the story not told in a strictly chronological order?
I think giving us a hint of what personality Emily have is the reason why the story’s events are jumbled. Through this jumbled events readers would somehow grasp the picture of Emily, of what she’s really like. 2. What is the...
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