Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

I wish one could answer with more than a page for “discussion” questions. I think I hit a great one for Measure for Measure, and once I get into it I know that I could go on for a few pages.  I’m kinda excited about the question I came up with:

In Measure for Measure, gender identities and sexual relationships are explored within the context of morality and society in the Renaissance period.  The play’s central point is the idea of marriage contracts and sexual intercourse within the confines of an engagement and marriage.  Within the play, Claudio is sentenced to execution for impregnating his fiance, Julietta, and Angelo, is set up with Mariana, whom he had broken off the engagement with because of her lack of dowry.  How does Isabella define the role of women as wives and as antonymous individuals?

I still have to refine it so as to connect Isabella to Claudio, Julietta and Angelo.  But I really like it.  I think that one could go in so many different directions with it.  However, time for me to actually go and answer it now 🙂  Have a great night all!

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So Brandon is going to quit his job and look for a new one.  I’m hoping and praying that he finds one suitable for his talents and for our accounts.  It’s so stressful knowing that you do DO a good job, that you get told so by customers and your managers and coworkers, but get no hours.  One thing I hate about managers is that they’re two faced and it seems that a lot of them are.  They’ll say one thing, but do another and you never know where you stand, if you’re as good as they say you are, or if they really just want you to quit.  I’m hoping that this year is better than this January.  I’m going to have to seriously look at our expenses and decide where I can save money food wise etc.

But let’s not dwell on that.  I’m starting The Revenger’s Tragedy by Tourner today for my Renaissance Literature class.  I’ll be honest and admit that the only plays I’ve read from this period are Dr. Faustus and The Alchemist and a myriad of Shakespeare’s plays.  So it will be interesting trying to interpret this play without the foundation I’ve been given through work in High School and whathaveyou.  And weirdly, I’m a little excited for it.  I’m glad that I get to expand my knowledge of Renaissance period literature and I’m excited to see how other authors other than Shakespeare dealt with issues such as class struggle, the rise of the middling classes, gender roles etc.  Tourner will have a completely different point of view.

Oh and can I just say that I LOVE Bob Schneider’s song “Flowerparts” off his album The Californian.  I suggest that if you haven’t heard it, look it up on Youtube or something similar.  I think we could all learn something from it.

But don’t forget the flowerparts…
A soft touch and an open heart.
A rainbow and some empathy.
Compassion and sympathy.

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