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October 28, 2005

Newswriting

Today Mike's presentation got me thinking about how statistics can be twisted around to make it fit your argument. When Mike polled the class to vote for a color no one voted for the entire rainbow. I mentioned outloud the headline that popped into my head "Seton Hill Students Lack Rainbow." This is the lead I later came up with.

"In a recent poll conducted at Seton Hill University by Michael Diezmos SHU students were all in argeement that the rainbow is offically dead."

Now no one came out and said the rainbow has no significance but no one voted for "rainbow" so technically we could write something (probably for the Onion) that informed the world that the rainbow is a dying symbol.

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October 27, 2005

Shakespeare in the Bush

Bohannon, "Shakespeare in the Bush" -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

"No doubt in your country the dead can als walk without being zombis." From the depth of his bag he produced a withered fragment of kola nut, bit off one end to show it wasn't poisoned, and handed me the rest as a peace offering.

This passage is so great it shows the patience of the old man when the writter was getting angry at them for not understanding he quickly showed him there was no hard feelings. I think it shows the respect they had for one another. I really enjoyed this essay I thought it was a wonderfully different look at Shakespeare that you could only get one place on earth.

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

Bill: Sure thing.

This line is probably the only one that didn't change throughout the play. I didn't see the point of this play even being written. What was Ives trying to get across? I just don't get it.

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October 20, 2005

Hamlet's Revenge

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

Ghost: I am thy father's spirit,
Doomed for a certain term to walk the night
And for the day confined to fast in fires
Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purged away.

This is the part of the play that really puts the rest of the plays actions into motion. It really grabs you and hooks you in to make you keep reading. I really like the beginning of Act I Scene V, I think it is the best part in the first two scenes.

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October 11, 2005

What happened?

Marlowe, Faustus (Finish) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Faustus: I hope his Holiness will bid us welcome.

What happened to not speaking of anything dealing with God? Wouldn't the Pope be a symbol related to God? When Faustus spoke Christ's name Lucifer, Belzebub, and Mephostophilis came rushing to shut him up. Now even Mephostophilis speaks of the Pope. Why would a demon be able to stand in the Vatican it doesn't make sense, wouldn't he despise the Holy City?

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October 9, 2005

There's a price?

Faustus: Stay Mephostophilis and tell me what good will my soul do thy lord?

It is unbelieveable that Faustus really expects to obtain all that he desires from Lucifer and Lucifer not to want something in return. I think it shows that Faustus is not as smart as he thinks himself to be.

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October 6, 2005

"Lucifer, Bearer of Light"

Anonymous, York Corpus Christi Plays -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I name you now "Lucifer, Bearer of Light." Nothing shall bring you pain, for this bliss is your home and your shielding. You shall have every power at your wielding as long as you humble remain.

God is very clear when he names Lucifer the bearer of light. He even goes as far to tell him that he will not feel pain and will have every power available to him just as long as he remains humble. Lucifer does not and it is ironic that God casts him into hell and names the "night." Lucifer goes from being the "Bearer of Light" to the prince of darkness because of his pride and greed.

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The Pain of Jesus

Anonymous, York Corpus Christi Plays -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

2 SOLDIER: This warlock's wits are warped as wood; This doleful death dismays him not!

The soldiers are so confused by Jesus' willingness to die. At the beginning they say Jesus is dying for his sins but later on when Jesus first speaks he says he is dying to save mankind from sin.

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October 4, 2005

The Same Day

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

KENNY: Maybe you'll remember everything. You think maybe, Mom?

Kenny still seems like he is fifteen and Richard has only lived one day with Claire over and over. It seems like since she has lost her memory everyone's life has been the same since. Sure Kenny and Richard do differnt things each day but really they are living the same day over and over. It strange to think how much of an effect Claire's condition has on everyone else around her.

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