https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGqu9f2EIXc, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMd0eKtNlqY I had a tough time with this book. I felt like I was hacking my way through a jungle with a machete trying to weed through the text. The first video is a review that captures my feelings toward the book had I never read it: I.E. the story and the technique. The second video I think helped me a lot in understanding … Continue reading Virginia Woolf’s MRS. DALLOWAY
T.S. Eliot (1888–1965). Prufrock and Other Observations. 1920. 1. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero, Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo. LET us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like … Continue reading J.Alfred Prufrock
I find it ironic that the ending of all the video versions of this great novel come to different conclusions. For example, this BBC version ends with the two deciding to stay together and remain friends, with their love unrequited and with Estella staying in the house during renovations, while in the novel they decide to remain friends apart both going their own way in … Continue reading The End of Great Expectations
Blame not thyself too much,’ I said, ‘nor blame Too much the sons of men and barbarous laws; These were the rough ways of the world till now. Henceforth thou hast a helper, me, that knowThe woman’s cause is man’s: they rise or sink Together, dwarfed or godlike, bond or free: For she that out of Lethe scales with man The shining steps of Nature, … Continue reading Alfred Tennyson’s “The Woman’s Cause Is Man’s”
It is so funny to me the changes that the movie made. Since the framing technique was removed, there had to be spectators, and rather than working madly by himself, the doctor has a deformed sidekick. Yet, some of this is very similar to the book. The fervor Dr. Frankenstein exudes when discussing his project, the lightning in the far off mountains that brought about … Continue reading Clip from Frankenstein the Movie
Intellectual Beauty Shelley seems to be discussing something of a muse in this work. He discusses insight using the word “inconstant” repeatedly. The lines “Why dost thou pass away and leave our state,” and “Why aught should fail and fade that once is shown,” convince me this hymn discusses breif and beautiful moments of clarity or enlightenment, that can leave more quickly than they arrive. … Continue reading Intellectual Beauty
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.