Discuss the representations of imperialism and/or colonization in Oroonoko and The Tempest.

The following questions are meant to be suggestive rather than prescriptive. you may discuss all, any, or none of them as you try to come to collective understanding of seventeenth-century ideas of faith and disruption.

People occasionally argue that religious strife is the cause of more great literature than any other source. Argue a position on this issue.
What substantive similarities and differences do you see among the representations of religion in Roman Catholic texts (like Canterbury Tales), Anglican texts (like Donne’s poetry), and Puritan texts (like Paradise Lost)? Can you hypothesize a sense of the significance of such distinctions?
Discuss the evolving understanding of the nature of God in two texts we have read in this section of the course.
Discuss the evolving understanding of the nature of evil in two texts we have read in this section of the course.
Discuss the relationship between identity and performance (something thought of as public and private identity) as it is represented and explicitly discussed in The Country Wife.
Discuss the representation of the nature of privilege (economic, social, and/or sexual power) in The Country Wife.
Discuss the significance of the ending of CW. Is Horner punished? Why is this significant, and what does it convey about the values represented by the play and the play’s engagement of Restoration social values?
Discuss the representations of imperialism and/or colonization in Oroonoko and The Tempest.

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