A Shakespearean Love Letter

What would A Shakespearean love letter sound like in everyday, plain English? Here is a translation of the love letter sent from Maria to Malvolio as a prank in Twelfth Night: To My Secret Love With Best Wishes, Only God knows who I love, But, who is it? I cannot say his name aloud; No one…

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Ambition and The Inevitability of Guilt

"Cans’t thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?" Macbeth was fallen. From a high seat, basking in the King's honor and…

The Play’s the Thing

"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king." Hamlet utters these lines at the end of Act II, when he comes up with a plan to determine the truth of the ghost's words. Once again, this line possesses a lot of significance and meaning into the inner workings of the prince Hamlet.…