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Masks are Metaphors

Grandfather would prowl through the living room as though seeking a place of rest and not finding it, would stare fixedly without speaking, and would then descend the basement steps to the rocking chair which sat beside the furnace. — … Continue reading

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I wish to dwell on Ophelia (Eng. 30)

Many scholars discuss the significance of Ophelia only as far as she impacts the development of the character of Hamlet. I hate that. Ophelia is far more important than the 5 scenes in which she appears. The tragedy of Ophelia … Continue reading

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“These are Aliens, Dad!”

Some have noticed that some otherwise regular discussions in class eventually turn to a discussion of, um…, ahh… well …, poop. The inspiration of such mudtimes no doubt erupt from experience with my three growing boys aged 6, 4, and … Continue reading

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Insert a New Scene into Macbeth

Compose Act 5 Scene 5a: Lady Macbeth is reading letters while weeping. Enter Ross. Compose Act 6 Scene 1: Donalbain visits the Witches. Compose Act 5 Scene 9b: Malcolm’s speech in which he “accounts the loves” of his thanes and … Continue reading

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