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Growth Through the Trees

How do can you love someone who has treated you like a slave your entire life? They say blood is thicker than water, but what if the blood has been tainted with filling your family with evil. It took Orlando … Continue reading

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The Touchstone of Relationships

In the play As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, many comic situations are created with the help of the “clown” Touchstone. One factor that contributes to these comic scenes is wordplay that the characters use throughout conversations. Touchstone’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Message Behind the Trees

Gods and temples are two common things that most people worship and respect. Trees are not as prominent and some people might say that it’s pointless to worship something like a tree. However, some believed that holy spirits are inside … Continue reading

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Masked love

“Why, he is the prince’s jester: a very dull fool; only his gift is in devising impossible slanders: none but libertines delight in him; and the commendation is not in his wit, but in his villany; for he both pleases … Continue reading

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The Vintage Future

In Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado about Nothing, it’s clear to see that the heart and soul of the play lies within the comedic wordplay of Beatrice and Benedict. Being the life of the play their wit and integrity constantly gets … Continue reading

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“Kill Claudio”

“Kill Claudio” is a phrase that should surprise many people. After seeing it in the text, I was shocked, but I was even more shocked when we get to see the movie. It was interesting because this is when Benedick … Continue reading

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Love Conquers All

“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet” – Plato My favorite dialogue scene in Much Ado About Nothing is the scene where Benedick rehearses a love poem he wrote for Beatrice. The poem goes, “The god of love, … Continue reading

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Which Version is Better?

In the book we see how Beatrice and benedict react to seeing each other for the first time in the play. In the movie a much similar except Beatrice and Benedict are alone when they have their conversation in private … Continue reading

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Homage with a Touch of Originality

Although She’s The Man pays homage to William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the directors did not forget to add a touch of originality to their own version of Shakespeare’s play. There are quite a few differences in the plots between Twelfth … Continue reading

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Suspension of Disbelief Leading to Dramatic Irony

Something I found interesting and confusing in the movie She’s the Man is how easy it is to spot that Viola is a woman. She always forgets to change her voice or to act like a man, yet no one … Continue reading

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