Traditional Jewish forms of exegesis appear throughout rabbinic literaturewhich includes the Mishnahthe two Talmudsand the midrash literature. Midrash[ edit ] The Midrash is a homiletic method of exegesis and a compilation of homiletic teachings or commentaries on the Tanakh Hebrew Biblea biblical exegesis of the Pentateuch and its paragraphs related to the Law or Torahwhich also forms an object of analysis. It comprises the legal and ritual Halakhathe collective body of Jewish laws, and exegesis of the written Law; and the non-legalistic Aggadaha compendium of Rabbinic homilies of the parts of the Pentateuch not connected with Law. Biblical interpretation by the Tannaim and the Amoraimwhich may be best designated as scholarly interpretations of the Midrash, was a product of natural growth and of great freedom in the treatment of the words of the Bible.
Cleopatra by John William Waterhouse Mark Antony — one of the triumvirs of the Roman Republic, along with Octavius and Lepidus — has neglected his soldierly duties after being beguiled by Egypt's Queen, Cleopatra.
He ignores Rome's domestic problems, including the fact that his third wife Fulvia rebelled against Octavius and then died. Octavius calls Antony back to Rome from Alexandria to help him fight against Sextus Pompey, Menecrates, and Menas, three notorious pirates of the Mediterranean.
At Alexandria, Cleopatra begs Antony not to go, and though he repeatedly affirms his deep passionate love for her, he eventually leaves. The triumvirs meet in Rome, where Antony and Octavius put to rest, for now, their disagreements.
Octavius' general, Agrippa, suggests that Antony should marry Octavius's sister, Octavia, in order to cement the friendly bond between the two men. Antony's lieutenant Enobarbus, though, knows that Octavia can never satisfy him after Cleopatra. In a famous passage, he describes Cleopatra's charms: In Egypt, Cleopatra learns of Antony's marriage to Octavia and takes furious revenge upon the messenger who brings her the news.
She grows content only when her courtiers assure her that Octavia is homely: Before battle, the triumvirs parley with Sextus Pompey, and offer him a truce. He can retain Sicily and Sardiniabut he must help them "rid the sea of pirates" and send them tributes.
After some hesitation Sextus agrees. They engage in a drunken celebration on Sextus' galley, though the austere Octavius leaves early and sober from the party. Menas suggests to Sextus that he kill the three triumvirs and make himself ruler of the Roman Republic, but he refuses, finding it dishonourable.
This is unapproved by Antony, and he is furious. Antony returns to Alexandria and crowns Cleopatra and himself as rulers of Egypt and the eastern third of the Roman Republic which was Antony's share as one of the triumvirs. He accuses Octavius of not giving him his fair share of Sextus' lands, and is angry that Lepidus, whom Octavius has imprisoned, is out of the triumvirate.
Mark Antony. Throughout the play, Antony grapples with the conflict between his love for Cleopatra and his duties to the Roman Empire. In Act I, scene i, he engages Cleopatra in a conversation about the nature and depth of their love, dismissing the duties he has neglected for her sake: “Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch / Of the ranged empire fall” (I.i. 35–36). Exegesis (/ ˌ ɛ k s ɪ ˈ dʒ iː s ɪ s /; from the Greek ἐξήγησις from ἐξηγεῖσθαι, "to lead out") is a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, particularly a religious vilakamelia.comionally the term was used primarily for work with the Bible; however, in modern usage "biblical exegesis" is used for greater specificity to distinguish it from any other broader. Essay on Antony - A Tragic Hero? Words 6 Pages In order to determine whether Antony is a tragic hero in Antony and Cleopatra, we must first define exactly what a tragic hero is, before being able to analyse whether Antony is portrayed as such.
Octavius agrees to the former demand, but otherwise is very displeased with what Antony has done. In this Baroque vision, Battle of Actium by Laureys a CastroCleopatra flees, lower left, in a barge with a figurehead of Fortuna.
Antony prepares to battle Octavius. Enobarbus urges Antony to fight on land, where he has the advantage, instead of by sea, where the navy of Octavius is lighter, more mobile and better manned.The character Marc Antony in William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" was not made clear to whether or not he was a hero or villain.
Antony could persuade the people in Rome that he cared for his city, but further into the play as he got more powerful he slowly began to endanger Rome. Essay on Antony - A Tragic Hero?
Words | 6 Pages. In order to determine whether Antony is a tragic hero in Antony and Cleopatra, we must first define exactly what a tragic hero is, before being able to analyse whether Antony is portrayed as such. Jul 14, · How to Study English Literature.
In this Article: Article Summary Laying the Groundwork Re-reading Your Texts Making Useful Notes for Fiction and Drama Making Useful Notes for Poetry Handling Difficult Texts Shakespeare Terms Guide Community Q&A English Literature is a complex subject, and many students end up having to study it at some point.
Renaissance heroes are different from classical tragic heroes for several reasons.
First of all, classical tragic heroes operated in a completely different religious context than Renaissance. Antony, I believe can be regarded as a tragic hero. In order to award Antony the title of a tragic hero, we need to determine what a tragic hero is.
Aristotle says that you must acquire three characteristics. Outline of Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz. Page references are to Eugene Jolas's circa English translation of the novel, initially published as Alexanderplatz, Berlin; the edition used here is from Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.,New York (sixth printing, ).