October 27, 2005

Carzy People are So Much Fun!

Ives, "Sure Thing" -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Ok well, I loved this story! I think that it was easy to read and it flowed. I found myself flipping the pages quicker and quicker. Both of the charcacters are real and they seem easy to relate to.

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October 21, 2005

Hamlet

Shakespeare, Hamlet (Acts 1 & 2) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

A little month; or ere those shoes were old
With which she followed my poor father’s body
Like Niobe, all tears;—why she, even she, —
O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason,
Would have mourn’d longer,—married with mine uncle,
My father’s brother; but no more like my father
Than I to Hercules: within a month;
Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears
Had left the flushing in her galled eyes,
She married:— O, most wicked speed, to post
With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!
It is not, nor it cannot come to good;
But break my heart,—for I must hold my tongue.

I think that this quote is especially important because it shows how Hamlet truly feels about his mother’s recent re-marriage. It also helps introduce the Ghost and helps us to understand what his message was and why it meant so much to Hamlet. I also thinks it had such an impact on me because I had pity for Hamlet. I actually felt bad about what he was going through and I was able to relate to his feelings and emotions.

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October 12, 2005

Different Opinions

Lady: True, Master Doctor, and since I find you so kind,
I will make known unto you what my heart desires to
have, and were it now summer, as it is January, a dead
time of the winter, I would request no better meat, than
a dish of ripe grapes.


I chose this passage to do my reflection on because I felt that it had a sexual aroma around it. I think that if you took it out of the passage it would show that the lady was somewhat flirting with Faustus. Do you think that it could be possible that she may have been leading him on indirectly? I also tried reading each passage separately to see what the outcome of the play would have been if each character had shorter and more intimate conversations with one another. This led me to believe that they play and the characters in the play are much more complex than I would have ever thought.
Overall, I enjoyed this play I think that it was extremely easy to read and it made my imagination wander. I think that there could have been many possible endings and conclusions and maybe some day someone will try and spice it up a bit. My classmates had all picked many different topics that they noticed in the play which made it easier for me to read because I saw many different angles of the play. For example, Andrew wrote about the significance of the number seven, which is something that I did not pick up on and it was significant to the story.

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October 04, 2005

Fuddy Meers

Lindsay-Abaire, Fuddy Meers -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I read this book over the summer and I thought that it was a silly, funny play. I could not take anything that the charcters said seriously because it just seemed so dysfunctional, but over the weekend I happened to walk into Reeves Theater and I hear screaming in on of the rooms. I walked in and saw students practicing for a show so I sat down. It did not take me long to realize that I was watching "Fuddy Meers"! It was so much better than the book. I know that I said that about many books, but this one I really mean. It was not as hard to follow along when Gertie speaks because you can see what is happening around you. It was a funny book and amusing to read.


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