Please define the term alliteration and give an example
The term alliteration means the repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words. An example of alliteration is: “Becky’s beagle barked and bayed.”
What is the relevance of the first act of Othello, and what purpose does it serve?
The first act of Othello is vital to the character development of Lago, Othello, and Desdemona. Here we are told the motive behind Lago’s hatred of the Moor, and we recieve our first impression of Othello as a noble, rational, and intellectual leader. Similarity, through the dialogue in the first act we come to understand that Desdemona will not be parted from Othello under any circumstances, and that her love for him is stronger than even her love for her father. Without this act, the horrible events that follow would make much less of an impact.
Please briefly explain activation-synthesis theory
The activation-synthesis theory was created by Robert McCarley and J. Alan Hobson and states that dreams result from the brains attempt to make sense of random neural signals that fire during sleep.