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November 09, 2005

Two sides (A Man for All Seasons)

Bolt, A Man for All Seasons -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Alice: Drink it. Great men get colds in the head just the same as commoners.

I didn't really like this play all that much nor did I really understand what I read so far. I saw this line though and I had to think for a second what this meant. I felt it could mean two things. One it could mean that by her saying great men get head colds just like commoners makes Alice look like she views great men and commoners as equal. But the other way I thought of it was that by Alice saying "colds in the head" could mean something like an illness or mentally challenged person. Like I said I didn't really understand this play so far so I don't know if I'm even right lol.

Posted by DanielleMeyer at November 9, 2005 12:38 AM


Danielle, I'm curious... what, specifically, about this play do you not like? Maybe as the plot continues to develop you can give us a follow-up.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at November 9, 2005 12:48 AM

It's not that I don't like it. It's just I didn't understand what was going on in the beginniing and I've just been lost throughout the whole play. I read the second half today and I sort of understood what I read but I'm hoping in tomorrow's discussion I can understand what this play was really about now that we read the whole thing. I want to hear what everyone has to say about this play so I'll be listening tomorrow lol

Posted by: Danielle Meyer at November 11, 2005 12:19 AM

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