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To End Itself By Death: Suicide in Shakespeare's Tragedies

In the 15 plays classified as tragedies, there are 13 definite and 8 possible suicides, ie, a total of 21 incidents for evaluation. Among the 13 overt suicides, at least 7 are depicted as being admirable under the circumstances at the time. Also, in various ways, 4 of these 13 were assisted, and at least 3 others contain an imitative element. Overall, the action of taking one’s life is presented…

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Lecturing is So Much Easier than Leading a Discussion

Lecturing is So Much Easier than Leading a Discussion (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) I’m still shuffling along with a virus (or whatever it is that’s laying me low). I trudged into the classroom and plopped into a chair in the front of the room, which felt very unnatural to me, since I like moving around during class. Today we were scheduled to talk about chapters 4-6 of The Great Gatsby, which is…