Monthly Archives: May 2012

you murdering ministers

The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty! Make … Continue reading

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Most Filthy Bargain

Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. Act 1 scene 2. The line belongs to Othello and it is an example of Peripeteia, a rhetorical strategy of reversals to disarm an opponent. The line is directed … Continue reading

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Each with their spell

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed, And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed: But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of … Continue reading

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Beauty Slandered

“Tutte le grandi opere (proprio perché sono grandi) sono in parte incomplete.” “All great works (precisely because they are large) are in part incomplete.” –Milan Kundera in an interview with Christian Salmon I struggled with this simple and disarming statement … Continue reading

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