Peer review 2

“Shakespeare, Week 3 Blog.” Hi Adam, I like your analysis of Philo’s speech. I would, however, argue that Antony did not really ‘lose it all’ while falling in love with Cleopatra. If you look at Antony as a ruler of an empire, he might have been wrong to neglect his empire, but from the start of […]

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Blog 2 – Antony and Cleopatra

CRITICAL Write an impromptu review of the play seen on Friday night. Make any comments you wish on how you understood the director’s decisions to caste Antony and Cleopatra in the way he did, and maybe why Pompey was caste as a woman. Peter Evans, director of the play ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, described it as […]

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Blog 1 – New Beginning

CREATIVE Try to compose a sonnet using iambic pentameter and fourteen lines in the structure 4,4,3,3 with a rhyming couplet at the end. “Mother, when will I have great wings like yours? I can only jump, barely can I leap Father, when I will get to fly with you? Winter is cold, and creatures at […]

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Summative Entry – Freeing

To describe American writing in one word, it would be “freeing”. Native Americans wrote their freedom down the pages of history so they would never be forgotten. The Transcendentalists wrote in hopes of setting themselves free from the heavy reality at the times. African American literature was a protest for their right to be as […]

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Blog 9 – Mirror

CRITICAL: How do you understand Faulkner’s extraordinary statement in his Nobel Prize speech “the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself … alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat” ? “The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of […]

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Blog 8 – Self love

CRITICAL:  What do you think Faulkner might have meant by the caption that is around his neck in the image at the top of this blog? We are our own worst enemy, solely due to the fact that we are the only individual that knows about our deepest fears. We are the only ones that […]

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