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SO our teacher is making our class memorize 30 lines aprox. for the texts Hamlet and Jane Eyre, can anyone suggest a certain soliloquy from Hamlet and a key passage from Jane Eyre? These need to basically have examples of themes/character relationships etc, which apparently will be useful for the OC. Thanks :D

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Well you shouldn't really be memorising anything :D You're meant to get a surprise 30 lines from one of the texts you've studied, but you won't know which text it's from, you won't have been introduced to that particular 30 lines before (not specifically anyway). It's useful to practice picking out 30 line sections which are important, of course, but memorising them seems a little harsh!

It's quite easy to pick out "significant" 30 line sections. Just find plot events and then use those sections -- or indeed more or less any section of a play has something about characters, plot and themes. For instance where Jane finds out about Mr Rochester's wife is an obvious plot event, so that would be a good 30 lines. That sort of thing.

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Well you shouldn't really be memorising anything :D You're meant to get a surprise 30 lines from one of the texts you've studied, but you won't know which text it's from, you won't have been introduced to that particular 30 lines before (not specifically anyway). It's useful to practice picking out 30 line sections which are important, of course, but memorising them seems a little harsh!

It's quite easy to pick out "significant" 30 line sections. Just find plot events and then use those sections -- or indeed more or less any section of a play has something about characters, plot and themes. For instance where Jane finds out about Mr Rochester's wife is an obvious plot event, so that would be a good 30 lines. That sort of thing.

oh its not a direct practise OC, it's just our teacher being mean and 'preparing' us; so we only do one text right, but he's making us learn both so we get a better óverview'. By learning a significant passage we can quote parts of said passage to argue a point, such as in Hamlet's 'to be' soliloquy, where we can take examples for many major themes such as his procrastination, misogyny, self loathing and revenge.

Atm i'm trying to learn the part where JE meets R. for teh first time (unknowingly) because that encapsulates many themes of the novel, plus the to be soliloquy. it sucks :)

but thanks for your feedback!

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