Shakespeare and Renaissance literature helps me to expand the boundaries of my own experience.

It's the end of the semester already! I can't believe it where did all the time go? When I first started this unit, I was excited to start learning and understanding a writer that I began to think everyone around me already understood. This semester has taught me how Shakespeare uses his language techniques to…

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Blog 8: What are your first impressions of ​The Tempest

The Tempest is a hard play to put into a genre. Is it a comedy because it ends in a wedding although there are many serious moments and undertones during the play that could mean it’s not a comedy? This play reminds me of what we know as the “problem plays” a play which is…

Blog 7: Write a paragraph that describes vividly three of things that for you fall in the category of BEAUTY. In other words, say what for you is BEAUTY. (This topic of course relates closely to Shakespeare’s ideas in his sonnet 65).

The word beauty is something hard for me to define or truly understand. The meaning of beauty is different to everyone, and not all will agree on the same definition. I believe there are so many types of beauty such as physical, spiritual and emotional and the value of each means something different. I think…

Blog 5: Write a brief synopsis of what you think Bottom is trying to express in the prose passage where he describes his dream at the end of Act 4 scene 1

When I first read Bottoms soliloquy where he is describing his dream, I didn’t quite understand what he was trying to say. I kept reading it repeatedly, and after some research and trying to break down the passage. I have finally come to my conclusion of what Bottom was saying. I think he was trying…

Blog 4: You are Hermia. You hate your father’s manipulation of your life. You write him a letter telling him what you are going to do and telling him where to go!

https://clorinspats.deviantart.com/art/School-Hermia-A-Midsummer-Night-s-Dream-299886858 Dear father I know this is hard for you to understand but I’m going to try and make you see my side of the story even though I’m outraged by your actions. I need you to realise I am a big girl who can make her own decisions and I will not stand to…