Focus on your ideas of the week’s reading including, but not confined to, genre, themes, history, and politics. Open with a controlling thesis that synthesizes and organizes the ideas which follow. Discuss both the ideas generated by a week’s reading AND, in the case of fictional/dramatic texts, the relationship of these ideas to the genre in which the text is written. demonstrate that you have read and thought about the text without recapitulating the story/plot. be typed and be between two to three pages in length.
Compare and contrast Botticelli’s Primavera (Chapter 20) and Bronzino’s Allegory with Venus and Cupid (Chapter 21). These two paintings, each commissioned by a powerful