Restoration & Eighteenth-century Drama
In Voltaire's "Socrates, " what does this sentence from one of the judges reveal? A JUDGE: "I don't wish a quarrel with Anitus; he's a man much to be feared. If it were only a question of the gods it would still be overlooked."
Anitus, being an important businessman in Athens, is able to purchase justice.
Anitus, being a priest, can make life difficult for the judges who feel pressured to side with him.
Socrates's crimes are essentially harmless.
Law and religion work together to establish and enforce justice.
What is the distinguishing characteristic of political satire?
Its object is a real person.
It exaggerates aspects of society in order to address its wrongs.
Its object is a type of person who needs to change.
It attacks human institutions, such as universities, hospitals, and religion.
William Congreve's "The Way of World" opens with a game of cards. How does this game offer an indirect comment on the play?
Love is a game of risky bets.
Love is a game of chance.
Love is a game that requires strategy.
Love is a game that requires omniscience.
Hellena, a character in Aphra Behn's "The Rover" leaves the convent, marries the rake Willmore, and inherits 300, 000 crowns. What point is Behn making by creating a character like her?
Behn wanted to show that women who leave the protection of the church are not wise enough to choose a proper spouse.
Behn wanted to portray a female character in complete control of her life and destiny.
Behn wanted to point out that money cannot replace wisdom.
Behn wanted to affirm the theatrical convention of allowing the rake to win out.
The primary difference between Pierre de Marivaux and Voltaire is that:
Marivaux is a satirist and Voltaire is a comedian.
Marivaux is a philosopher and Voltaire is a tragedian.
Marivaux is a tragedian and Voltaire is a Shakespearean.
Marivaux is a comedian and Voltaire is a satirist.
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