Choose one of the following ideas and start a discussion thread giving your thoughts on the subject.  Word count should be at least 150.  Respond to two other students posts with replies of at least 40 words each.

1. Contrast Raphael’s portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (Fig. 13.31) to Holbein’s Henry VIII in Wedding Dress (Fig. 14.2). What characteristics make each of these works typical of their time and place?

2. Write a synopsis of Hamlet that has either Ophelia or Gertrude as the main character.

3. Investigate the scientific contribution made by Copernicus, Napier, Gilbert, or Harvey and describe it.  (choose 1)