Please write a good solid paragraph where you comment on any
of the following topics, raise any questions that come to mind: what do you
know about this week's topic already? what interests you about this topic? what
more would you like to learn about it? When you are done, post your comments
in the "Starting Assumptions" section of this week's Blackboard
Discussion Board. Please make sure that you do this by
Tuesday midnight; it is up to you whether you want to do this before
or after the Background assignment (either way is fine).
Note: you do not have to answer all these questions; just
pick the ones that are the most relevant to what's on your mind.
- have you ever heard of the story of Abelard and Heloise? what do you know
about their story? where did you first hear about them?
- what are some of the greatest love stories in fiction and literature? in
terms of true historical figures, what are some of the most famous love stories
you can think of? what are some books or movies that tell the story of a great
and tragic love affair?
- Romeo and Juliet are not the only "star-crossed" lovers in literature
or in history: what are the problems that Romeo and Juliet face? what are
the kinds of problems and tragedies that other famous couples had to face?
- do you know the story of Lot
and his wife? what are some of the things that Lot's wife can symbolize?
- do you know the story of Cleopatra?
what are some of the things that Cleopatra can represent?
Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring
2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit http://www.ou.edu/online/
for more info.
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