Lamia tuesday 26th feb

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Lamia tuesday 26th feb

  1. 1. What do you think Romantic Literature means?
  2. 2. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJnTTlgjVs oMake some notes about RomanticLiterature:- key ideas- what the writers were interested in- who the writers were- other details
  3. 3. An innocent young man is rescued from theenchantment of a lamia through the aid of a wisephilosopher. A lamia – a mythical monster, with the body of a woman or with the head and breasts of a woman and the body of a snake, said to Discuss the aspects prey on human beings. Synonyms – witch, hag. of narrative in this story. What role do the following play: • allegory;CharacterSetting/place • religious imagery;Time • nature (think in terms ofDestination human nature also)Voice • love?View point
  4. 4. A snake who has the voice and compassion of a woman, begs a God to give her humanform. She has dreamed of a man and wishes to seduce him and fall in love. As shetransforms, she foams at the mouth and the grass around her dies.She meets the man, a scholar, and they fall in love. They live together in her secludedhide-out and are happy. The man begs for their love to become public and for them tomarry. She is nervous of this, but agrees to his wishes. He prepares to go and invitepeople, but she begs him not to invite a particular philosopher. Whilst he is away, sheturns their home into a lavish wedding celebration.The guests arrive and the ceremony takes place. The philosopher attends the weddingin secret and denounces the woman as a snake. She cries out and transforms back andleaves. Her husband dies of a broken heart. What role do the following Discuss the aspects play: of narrative in this • allegory; story. • religious imagery; Character Setting/place • nature (think in terms of Time human nature also) Destination Voice • love? View point
  5. 5. An innocent young man is rescued from theenchantment of a lamia through the aid of a wisephilosopher. What are the differences Character Setting/place between these two Time Destination stories/narratives? Voice View pointA snake who has the voice and compassion of a woman, begs a God to give her humanform. She has dreamed of a man and wishes to seduce him and fall in love. As shetransforms, she foams at the mouth and the grass around her dies.She meets the man, a scholar, and they fall in love. They live together in her secludedhide-out and are happy. The man begs for their love to become public and for them tomarry. She is nervous of this, but agrees to his wishes. He prepares to go and invitepeople, but she begs him not to invite a particular philosopher. Whilst he is away, sheturns their home into a lavish wedding celebration.The guests arrive and the ceremony takes place. The philosopher attends the weddingin secret and denounces the woman as a snake. She cries out and transforms back andleaves. Her husband dies of a broken heart.
  6. 6. ‘Lamia’ –1819 (revised 1820)Lamia is transformed from serpent to woman,and lives with Lycius, unseen by the world, inher fairy palace.Lycius insists upon marrying her publicly.His old tutor comes to the wedding feast,recognises Lamia’s true nature and denouncesher.She disappears and Lycius dies.
  7. 7. • What is the most interesting about the narrative of ‘Lamia’?

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