Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Tempest

The lecture on The Tempest by William Shakespeare was certainly the most boring. I was tempted to give it a miss - like the other half of the class - but decided to sit through anyways. If there's a time to know more about Shakespeare, this was it. Interesting how The Tempest was believed to be the final play written by Shakespeare and that Prospero could be seen Shakespeare himself. Never would I have seen Caliban as a representation of a victim of colonialism.

If there's one thing that I'll remember, it'll be how Shakespeare retired from writing at the age of 47. Writing didnt seem like a regular job where one can simply submit a letter of resignation or retire. Ive always thought that one writes because of one's passion.

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