- Dwellings and the Natural World: The Navajo traditional dwellings are called hogans. Drawing specifically on the assigned readings, how do these reveal a close link with the natural environment? Contrast this with your own experience of a “home” environment (house, apartment, city, etc.). How does this impact both one’s links with the (non-human) natural world and with the human community?
- Select, identify, and quote one passage (it should only be a paragraph or a couple of sentences long) and explain how this reflects the cores ideas from this week’s theme.
ill consider whether or not the dramatic effects of deception and disguise are significant in Shakespeare’s works. Deception and disguise show difference between appearance and reality in Shakespearian drama and often go hand in hand within Shakespeare’s plays. There are, for example, many instances of disguise leading to accidental deception, the use of disguise as a means to deceive in a form of self-preservation such as the tactics used within Twelfth Night and there are occasions when deception is used in a more malevolent fashion as shown in both Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice. Other characters are known to even deceive themselves, ultimately believing they are something they are not. Deception- disguise as a technique “No plot device is more constantly recurrent in Shakespearian drama than is disguise.” (P.V.Kreider) Throughout many Shakespearian works among the most frequently visited plot devices is deception, which, more often than not is brought across to the audience by a character cross-dressing and/or donning a form of disguise, which is used heavily by Viola and as a smaller part, Feste in Twelfth Night. In Twelfth Night ones outward identity is not the only thing that can be disguised and used to deceive, but also as letters and declarations of love to others have been used as a technique to deceive. In act 1 scene 2 Viola’s speech sets the tone for a play, “And though that nature with a beauteous wall, I will believe thou hast a mind that suits, With this thy fair and outward character.” Intent on thinking about whether or not what’s outside matches what’s on the inside, Viola describes the way some people can seem “fair” or beautiful in their outward appearance and demeanor while concealing what truly lies underneath, like a “beauteous wall,” “I am not what I am.” (Act 3 scene 1) Cesario’s cryptic statement to Olivia, who has fallen in love with “him,” is both revealing and concealing. Olivia has no idea that “Cesario” is really Viola in disguise. The audience, however, knows that “Cesario” is not what “he” appears to be. “Cesario” suggests that “he” is neither a boy nor an appropriate object for Olivia to love.>GET ANSWER