HUMN 303 Week 3 DQ 2 Allegory and Art
This pack of HUMN 303 Week 3 DQ 2 Allegory and Art comprises:
This week, we are exploring the items below.
Excerpt from Beowulf (also available as an audio in the lecture)
Act II Scene I from Shakespeare's The Tempest
This week, we have looked at several works of art that utilized allegorical themes. One of the most common uses of imagery in the medieval and Renaissance periods is allegory. What is an allegory? Describe how at least one of the examples of art in this week's lecture or one of this week's readings is allegorical in nature. Why, in your opinion, was allegory so prevalent during these periods? Is it still important in contemporary literature? Why or why not?