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  1. Feb 2022
    1. The Customer Support Specialist is an advocate for our customers.

      I noticed one element to be successful in this role is to be an advocate for customers. I'm glad for that. My professional background began in education, so I know that having someone else's best interest at heart helps you too. What else does it take to be successful not only in this role, but particularly at Inside Real Estate? so in other words, what does the company's golden team look like?

      What was outstanding about you to your employer when you were hired that made you stand apart from the competition?

      Have you ever read Chris Voss' book never split the difference?

    2. Potential to work in a remote setting

      Do you work from home? What are some healthy boundaries between work and homelife the company believes in order to support the wellbeing of its employees?

    3. Benefits

      I understand the range for this position has been set between 37,000 to 57,000.

      Forgive me if this sounds rude, but how am I supposed to accept that?

    1. self-starter who is passionate about doing whatever it takes (strategy, execution, and everything in between) to help the business succeed.

      What was outstanding about you to your employer when you were hired that made you stand apart from the competition?

      Have you ever read Chris Voss' book never split the difference?

  2. Jan 2022
  3. Apr 2020
  4. Nov 2018
    1. yes that seem so cleere, Yet are but dim

      connect to LINE 702

    2. removes the feare.

      It doesn't help though that Eve actually is dimwitted, not unlike Adam, because she possesses no existential knowledge.

      connect to "removes the feare" LINE 706,07

    3. ye shall not Die: [ 685 ] How should ye? by the Fruit?

      how would Eve know? She's not the same as a serpent. She's human. Just because the serpent doesn't die doesn't mean she will not.

    4. To live again in these wilde Woods forlorn? [ 910 ] Should God create another Eve, and I Another Rib afford, yet loss of thee Would never from my heart; no no, I feel The Link of Nature draw me: Flesh of Flesh, Bone of my Bone thou art, and from thy State [ 915 ] Mine never shall be parted, bliss or woe.


  5. Aug 2018
    1. The empty, unhappy consumers have no choice but to consume more products with the hopes of finding fulfillmen


  6. Jul 2018
    1. Oedipa's fascination with the possibilities of "revelation," in inanimate things, and the curious patterns of connection among them, is induced, at least in party, by the fact that "things" have stolen from her the attention and love of both men.


    2. elaborate hoax


  7. May 2018
    1. heir child has been sired by another man

      can feed into Irie then going over to fuck magid

    2. "It's not cuckolding if there isn't an element of humiliation, degradation or denial

      So then we are talking about hotwifing.

    3. Most notably, interracial and BDSM themes don't appear to be as common in gay men's cuckolding fantasies as they are among heterosexual men. The motivations behind these fantasies may also be different.

      Oh, wow. This is big. This helps my racial argument about cuckolding.

    1. But most often, when swinging does lead to cuckolding, the inadequate size of the spouse plays a major role in this outcome.

      can be compared to the tumor growths on futuremouse. I should analyze the growths in different character contexts because they represent a variety of things. 1) Marcus' racism 2) Millat's penis size 3) Irie's situation

    1. It varies on whether the woman tells the guy about the arrangement or not.

      The arrangement everyone's on the same page for is the academic one, but the sexual one is kept under wraps, away from Millat.

    2. “hotwife

      good transition: Hotwifing is just one side to cuckolding.

    1. The researchers found evidence to support their hypothesis: Dildos featuring a coronal ridge, like a real penis, displaced 91 percent of semen that got there first. Dildos without ridges displaced only 35 percent. Given that chimpanzees, our closest primate relatives, do not have ridges on their penises, this is "pretty strong evidence for the fact that the human penis evolved to compete with rival male semen in the female reproductive tract," says SUNY psychologist Gordon G. Gallup, who led the study. (Chimpanzees are very promiscuous, but they appear to solve the sperm competition problem differently: They produce extremely large volumes of semen that solidify in the vagina. Like a plug.)

      Evidence for Irie with Millat. Irie wants to believe that Millat is superior but she doesn't know this little known fact. This evidence suggests It's likely Magid's baby that she is carrying.

    2. The quality of the child, then, wins over quantity. Because men with the best genes aren't always the most stable and resourceful partners (they don't have to be), women might marry the latter but cheat with the former. Then they can become pregnant with a genetically superior child who will, if her mother can pull it off, grow up with the help of her unwitting spouse.

      Plays into Marcus' research. Millat is sexually superior and he knows it. Joyce is simply part of his eugenics research. It gets him off knowing that he's not genetically superior, but and that's why he needs to be in control. Cuckolding is where "a bull is used as a tool for pleasure. Marcus is controls his future mouse experiment just like he controls Joyce and Millat's sexual relationship. He knows Millat is emotionally and intellectually inferior, but he doesn't need to be. Millat is the representation for potential breeding fodder--the thing women are attracted to and want even if they have husbands "who are reliable (see this article)." But it's imbued with racism. Future mouse's tumor growths represent the racist growths. It is at once a representation of Marcus' inferiority just as it is the representation of the racist sexual experiences Millat has had that makes him grade A beef.

    1. It’s possible I was misreading the situation; as Sharan Street would tell me, the cuckold fantasy features both voluntary humiliation on the part of the cuck and, sometimes, the fetishization of the “hotwife” as a dominant actor


    1. In this country [the USA], racism has always been sexualized. The idea is that black women are whores and black men are animalistic “fuckers” who are after w

      In White Teeth's Britain, it's Millat who is the animalistic fucker with the animalistic emotional behavior that Joyce is satisfied by. Marcus is too, for he derives pleasure from his wife using Millat as a tool for sexual pleasure...

    1. Often considered the opposite of jealousy, the word “compersion” is used by swingers and polyamorists to convey the empathetic, bonoboësque joy they feel for their partners’ pleasure with others.

      This is closer to what I'm looking for but not quite what it is that expresses the racist pleasure Marcus receives from being cuckolded.

    2. Apparently, the human male is wired to be aroused by sexual competition.

      and why does Magid let it happen? Why does he let Irie fuck him? He could have probably gotten her to stop. He doesn't. Is it to spite his brother? Magid knows why she's there. It's stated in the novel.

    3. What about jealousy? Sperm competition is exciting, reminding a man that his woman is worth fighting for, making his erection fighting hard. The danger is that jealousy, which is all tangled up with possessiveness, insecurity and fear, will add the wrong kind of fuel to the Sperm Wars fire, and all that fun fighting between sperm turns to real fighting between people.

      This describes Irie exactly. She's jealous for Millat (explain). She has sex with Magid out of insecurity or fear.

    1. Experiencing joy from your partner’s sexual experiences is a phenomenon known as “compersion,”

      perhaps this should be "compersion" for Marcus instead of "cuckolding."

    2. Why so? According to a primer by Refinery29, cuckolding helps rekindle that initial erotic flame partners have for one another when they first meet.

      Marcus is always busy, always working. Joyce loves her husband and loves how successful he is. She loves that he's smarter than her. She loves that they can share an intellectual relationship. But, for the most part, he is never able to make time for his family. Throughout the novel, the audience doesn't know Joyce and Marcus' sex life. It might be boring as all hell. Maybe they just don't even have sex anymore. But since it is a psychological pleasure activity, it's probably that Marcus enjoys it having Millat charm the panties off his wife. Read this excerpt: The way Marcus comes off doesn't really make it sound like sound like he's complaining. He's simply being a bit hyperbolic. If he doesn't need to have sex with his wife to get off, then what does he get off to? Simply it's more than his wife having sex with a young, fit man. Once factor that plays into cuckolding is the interracial factor. "quote." It's possible Marcus gets off to the fact Joyce is having sex with someone from another race. (should i mention the emotional aspect for Joyce? then I might have to tie that into why marcus gets off to it.) But the reason might be racist. Throughout the novel,....Joyce constantly references..."000". Joyce in the end though is the one that propagates racism because she's the one who makes the ultimate decision to involve herself sexually if her action is to be interpreted that way.

    1. When he hears his wife moan with pleasure while she has sex with another man, Paul Pines feels bad—then good. When Paul’s wife tells him that the other man is much better at sex than he ever was, Paul feels worse—then better. But of course he does: He arranged this encounter, in which he watches in agony as his wife makes love to another guy. And almost as soon as it’s over, he’ll start planning the next on

      Does Marcus arrange the encounter? I'm not sure we know why Joyce and Marcus decide to let Millat and Irie over.

  8. Apr 2018
  9. Oct 2017
    1. It’s a conspiracy more dangerous than nuclear proliferation, because everyone is still trying to be Nancy and hating who they really are: Barb.

      In turn, does her getting no attention make her seem hated? We all just want to love Barb because we want to love ourselves.

  10. Sep 2017
  11. May 2017
    1. But rhyme is principally the language of love. The play begins with Romeo unable to cope with the fact that Rosaline doesn’t return his love.


    1. You kiss by the book.

      This is where Romeo breaks verse. In the beginning when they meet at the hall, they alternate rhyme scheme, forming sonnets.

    1. “Give me my Romeo, and, when I shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun. “

      They may know the only way to reconcile the issues between the two families is for them to learn to love each other as she did with Romeo. However, it seems the only way to reconcile those differences is in death.

    1. Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. KL V.iii.323  The oldest hath borne most; we that are young KL V.iii.324  Shall never see so much nor live so long.

      Great ending!

    2. Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, KL V.iii.305  And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more; KL V.iii.306  Never, never, never, never, never. KL V.iii.307  Pray you undo this button. Thank you, sir. KL V.iii.308  Do you see this? Look on her! Look, her lips!, KL V.iii.309.1  Look there! Look there!

      No, no, no life left? Why should a dog or horse or rat have life, but not you? You’ll never come to me again, never, never, never, never, never.—Please help me undo this button. Thank you, sir. Do you see that? Look at her. Look, her lips. Look there, look there. Oh, oh, oh, oh. (he dies)

    3. A plague upon you, murderers, traitors all!

      Lear is blaming everyone else in the end? I guess that could be sane--because everyone didn't have to go and fuck everything up. All Lear did was hand over the keys of the kingdom. In the end, it is not ultimately his responsibility for what happened, although undoubtedly, he did have a part in the sequence of events that led to the tragedy.

    4.   KENT KL V.iii.261.2                           Is this the promised end?   EDGAR KL V.iii.262.1  Or image of that horror? image (n.) 1 embodiment, instance, form   ALBANY KL V.iii.262.2                           Fall and cease!

      or a foretaste of it?

      ALBANY Let the world collapse around us.

    5. Howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones! KL V.iii.256  Had I your tongues and eyes I'd use them so KL V.iii.257  That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever. vault (n.) 1 roof, covering, ceiling KL V.iii.258  I know when one is dead and when one lives; KL V.iii.259  She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking-glass; KL V.iii.260  If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, stone (n.) 1 mineral substance used as a mirror KL V.iii.261.1  Why, then she lives.

      Lear is delusional. But, it's a survival tactic--one that he uses so he does not have to feel as though his death was in vain--or that his life was with regret

    6. EDMUND KL V.iii.226  I was contracted to them both. All three KL V.iii.227.1  Now marry in an instant

      Fucking playboy. He thought he would be able to have his way with both of them. What a scoundrel.

    7. Th' hast spoken right. 'Tis true; KL V.iii.172  The wheel is come full circle; I am here.

      Moral of the story: everything comes full circle. "The wheel is come full circle."

    1. What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable See Topics: Frequency count KL V.ii.10  Their going hence even as their coming hither; KL V.ii.11.1  Ripeness is all. Come on.   GLOUCESTER KL V.ii.11.2                           And that's true too.

      Are you depressed again? You can’t choose your time of death any more than your time of birth. We live and die when our time comes. Come on.

    1. Are of the adder. Which of them shall I take? KL V.i.58  Both? One? Or neither? Neither can be enjoyed KL V.i.59  If both remain alive.

      Edmund is fucked up

    1. The King is mad; how stiff is my vile sense, sense (n.) 3 feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel stiff (adj.) 4 unresponsive, unbending, stubborn vile, vild (adj.) 3 shameful, contemptible, wretched KL IV.vi.279  That I stand up and have ingenious feeling ingenious (adj.) 1 alert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable KL IV.vi.280  Of my huge sorrows! Better I were distract; distract (adj.) 1 deranged, mad, mentally disturbed KL IV.vi.281  So should my thoughts be severed from my griefs, KL IV.vi.282  And woes by wrong imaginations lose imagination (n.) 1 delusion, fancy, imagining KL IV.vi.283.1  The knowledge of themselves.

      It would be better to go insane than be sane

    2. LEAR KL IV.vi.158  And the creature run from the cur? There thou creature (n.) 1 man, human KL IV.vi.159  mightst behold the great image of authority: a dog's KL IV.vi.160  obeyed in office. office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function KL IV.vi.161  Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand. beadle (n.) 1 parish constable KL IV.vi.162  Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thy own back. KL IV.vi.163  Thou hotly lusts to use her in that kind hotly (adv.) 2 ardently, desperately, avidly kind (n.) 2 manner, way, state KL IV.vi.164  For which thou whipp'st her. The usurer hangs the cozener. cozener (n.) cheat, deceiver, fraud usurer (n.) money-lender, one who charges excessive interest KL IV.vi.165  Thorough tattered clothes great vices do appear; KL IV.vi.166  Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sins with gold, KL IV.vi.167  And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; hurtless (adj.) without hurting, harmlessly KL IV.vi.168  Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it. KL IV.vi.169  None does offend, none, I say, none; I'll able 'em. able (v.) strengthen, fortify, give power to KL IV.vi.170  Take that of me, my friend, (giving flowers) who have the power KL IV.vi.171  To seal th' accuser's lips. Get thee glass eyes, glass eyes spectacles KL IV.vi.172  And like a scurvy politician seem politician (n.) schemer, intriguer, plotter scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched KL IV.vi.173  To see the things thou dost not. Now, now, now, now! KL IV.vi.174  Pull off my boots. Harder, harder – so

      nd you saw how the beggar ran from the mutt? That’s authority! Even a dog is obeyed sometimes. You stupid cop, stop your violence! Why are you whipping that whore? You should be whipping yourself, since you lust after her and yearn to do the same thing for which you’re punishing her. One criminal punishes another. Poor men’s sins are much more noticeable than rich men’s. Cover up a crime with gold and the arm of justice can’t touch it. But dress the crime in rags and it’s caught easily. Everyone sins. You can’t blame anyone for it anyone, I say. I’ll vouch for that. Believe me, my friend, since I have the power to stop the prosecutors. Get yourself some glass eyes, and pretend to see things you can’t, like a crooked politician. Now, now, now, now. Pull off my boots. Harder, harder. Like that.

    3.   EDGAR KL IV.vi.175  O matter and impertinency mixed, impertinency (n.) irrelevance, nonsense, senselessness matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance KL IV.vi.176  Reason in madness!

      The King is saying some sane things while insane.

    4.   GLOUCESTER KL IV.vi.133  O, let me kiss that hand!   LEAR KL IV.vi.134  Let me wipe it first; it smells of mortality.

      smells of death?

    5. Down from the waist they are centaurs, KL IV.vi.125  Though women all above; KL IV.vi.126  But to the girdle do the gods inherit, girdle (n.) 1 waist inherit (v.) 5 possess, hold power over KL IV.vi.127  Beneath is all the fiends' – KL IV.vi.128  There's hell, there's darkness, there is the sulphurous KL IV.vi.129  pit – burning, scalding, stench, consumption! Fie, fie, consumption (n.) 2 destruction, being consumed by fire KL IV.vi.130  fie! Pah, pah!

      calling his daughters spawns of satan

    6. Ay, every inch a king. KL IV.vi.108  When I do stare see how the subject quakes. KL IV.vi.109  I pardon that man's life. What was thy cause? cause (n.) 5 court case, legal action, matter before the court KL IV.vi.110  Adultery? KL IV.vi.111  Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery? No. KL IV.vi.112  The wren goes to't, and the small gilded fly gilded (adj.) 1 glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold KL IV.vi.113  Does lecher in my sight. lecher (v.) copulate, play the part of a lecher KL IV.vi.114  Let copulation thrive; for Gloucester's bastard son KL IV.vi.115  Was kinder to his father than my daughters KL IV.vi.116  Got 'tween the lawful sheets. KL IV.vi.117  To't, luxury, pell-mell, for I lack soldiers. luxury (n.) lust, lechery, lasciviousness pell-mell (adv.) in headlong confusion, in disordered haste KL IV.vi.118  Behold yon simpering dame KL IV.vi.119  Whose face between her forks presages snow, fork (n.) 3 (plural) legs presage (v.) 1 signify, indicate KL IV.vi.120  That minces virtue and does shake the head mince (v.) 3 suggest by walking pretentiously, give an affected impression of KL IV.vi.121  To hear of pleasure's name –

      Yes, every inch a king. My subjects tremble when I look at them. I pardon that man. What are you accused of? Adultery? I’ll commute your death sentence. To die for adultery? No. Little birds do it, and dragonflies copulate right in front of me. Let’s have more sex in the world, since Gloucester’s bastard son was kinder to him than my daughters, conceived in lawful wedlock, have been to me. Get to it, be lustful, sleep around—I need soldiers for my army. Look at that simpering lady over there. From looking at her face, I’d say she’s

    1. As mad as the vexed sea,

      The sea, the storm it produces, when vexed, is a message to what it has grievances with.

    1. Thou changed and self-covered thing, for shame, self-covered (adj.) self-concealing, with the self covered over KL IV.ii.63  Be-monster not thy feature. Were't my fitness bemonster, be-monster (v.) make monstrous, deform, pervert fitness (n.) 1 proper behaviour, appropriate conduct KL IV.ii.64  To let these hands obey my blood, blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual] KL IV.ii.65  They are apt enough to dislocate and tear apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared KL IV.ii.66  Thy flesh and bones. Howe'er thou art a fiend, KL IV.ii.67  A woman's shape doth shield thee.

      Shame on you, warped hag! Your true demonic features are distorting your body. If I let myself do what I yearn to, I’d rip the flesh off your bones. But I won’t attack a woman, even if she is a demon.

    2.  See thyself, devil! KL IV.ii.60  Proper deformity shows not in the fiend proper (adj.) 6 characteristic, typical, normal KL IV.ii.61.1  So horrid as in woman.

      Look at yourself, devilish shrew! A woman deformed by hatred and rage is more horrifying than the devil!—at least the devil is supposed to look that way.

    3. Humanity must perforce prey on itself perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter See Topics: Frequency count KL IV.ii.50.1  Like monsters of the deep.


    4. That nature which contemns its origin contemn (v.) despise, scorn, treat with contempt nature (n.) 3 human nature KL IV.ii.33  Cannot be bordered certain in itself.

      That which rescinds the origin which gave it life will surely parish.

    1.   OLD MAN KL IV.i.45.2                           Alack, sir, he is mad.   GLOUCESTER KL IV.i.46  'Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind. plague (n.) calamity, affliction, scourge KL IV.i.47  Do as I bid thee, or rather do thy pleasure. KL IV.i.48  Above the rest, begone.  

      context: the old man referring to old tom

    2. As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; wanton (adj.) 8 cruelly irresponsible, badly behaved KL IV.i.37.1  They kill us for their sport.

      The gods play around with us as cruelly as schoolboys who pull the wings off flies.

    3. worse I may be yet. The worst is not, KL IV.i.28  So long as we can say ‘ This is the worst.’

      It is never the worst until you say this is the worst no longer

    4. My father, parti-eyed! World, world, O world! parti-eyed (adj.) [unclear meaning] with eyes of mixed colours; bleeding KL IV.i.11  But that thy strange mutations make us hate thee KL IV.i.12.1  Life would not yield to age.

      But who is this? My father, led by a poor peasant? Oh, life is full of surprises! We age and die because they wear us out.

    1.   If she live long, KL III.vii.100  And in the end meet the old course of death, course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure old (adj.) 5 normal, usual, commonplace KL III.vii.101  Women will all turn monsters.

      The servants dislike the acts of their masters.

    1. He childed as I fathered

      Edgar is comparing his situation to that of Lear's. Edgar was betrayed by his father (although unknowingly and actually by his brother) while Lear was a father betrayed by his children.

    2. Fraterretto calls me and tells me Nero is an angler KL III.vi.7  in the lake of darkness. Pray, innocent, and beware the KL III.vi.8  foul fiend.

      The Devil says that Nero likes fishing in Hell.

      “Nero” was the “Hitler” of Shakespeare’s time – hence the assumption that he’s enjoying his time in Hell.

      Frateretto is among the many pseudonyms that Edgar uses for the Devil (the “foul fiend” that plagues him)

    1. How, my lord, I may be censured, that nature censure (v.) 3 pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on KL III.v.3  thus gives way to loyalty, something fears me to think of
    1. Child Roland to the dark tower came; KL III.iv.177  His word was still ‘ Fie, foh, and fum, still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually See Topics: Frequency count KL III.iv.178  I smell the blood of a British man.’ KL III.iv.178  Exeunt  

      CHild Roland reference might be important--walking through hell; through limbo.

    2. Let not the creaking of shoes nor the rustling of silks KL III.iv.92  betray thy poor heart to woman

      Don't trust a hoe. Don’t ever let a woman know what you’re thinking.

    3. this tempest in my mind delicate (adj.) 6 sensitive, tender, not robust KL III.iv.13  Doth from my senses take all feeling else KL III.iv.14  Save what beats there.

      storm in my mind keeps me from feeling anything except what’s tormenting me—how ungrateful my children are!

      Lear still doesn't get the value that sharing wealth does not grant entitlement of any form.

    4. But where the greater malady is fixed, fixed (adj.) 2 rooted, established, in place KL III.iv.9  The lesser is scarce felt.

      whenever you feel a larger pain, the smaller one disappears.

    1. The younger rises when the old doth fall. KL III.iii.23  Exit

      The younger generation rises while the old one falls. The new generation of rulers are going to have to re-figure out how to function and run a kingdom properly. They are all too young to understand the wisdom that comes from a King and his rule. King Lear was foolish to believe his daughters ready for inheritance.

    1. FOOL KL III.ii.79  This is a brave night to cool a courtesan. I'll speak brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive See Topics: Frequency count courtesan, courtezan (n.) prostitute, strumpet KL III.ii.80  a prophecy ere I go: KL III.ii.81  When priests are more in word than matter, matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance KL III.ii.82  When brewers mar their malt with water, KL III.ii.83  When nobles are their tailors' tutors, KL III.ii.84  No heretics burned but wenches' suitors – wench (n.) girl, lass See Topics: Frequency count KL III.ii.85  Then shall the realm of Albion KL III.ii.86  Come to great confusion. KL III.ii.87  When every case in law is right, KL III.ii.88  No squire in debt nor no poor knight, squire (n.) 1 gentleman below a knight in rank, attendant on a knight or nobleman KL III.ii.89  When slanders do not live in tongues, KL III.ii.90  Nor cutpurses come not to throngs, cutpurse (n.) pickpocket, thief, robber KL III.ii.91  When usurers tell their gold i'the field, tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize usurer (n.) money-lender, one who charges excessive interest KL III.ii.92  And bawds and whores do churches build – bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between See Topics: Frequency count KL III.ii.93  Then comes the time, who lives to see't, KL III.ii.94  That going shall be used with feet. KL III.ii.95  This prophecy Merlin shall make; for I live before his KL III.ii.96  time.

      This would be a great night to satisfy a whore’s lust. I’ll recite a prophecy before I go. One day, when priests don’t practice what they preach, When brewers dilute their beer with water, When noblemen teach their tailors how to sew, When instead of heretics being burned at the stake, lovers are burned by syphilis, When every law case is tried fairly, When no gentleman is in debt, When no one slanders anyone else, And thieves don’t snatch wallets in crowds, When moneylenders count their gold in the open air, And pimps and whores build fine churches— Then the kingdom of England Will come to ruin. And whoever lives to see that day Will walk with his feet. This is the prophecy that the wizard MERLIN According to legend, Merlin was the wizard at the court of King Arthur and the Round Table and predicted the end of the world in rhymes that are similar to the fool’s prophecy. However, King Lear takes place centuries before the time the mythical Merlin is supposed to have existed. Merlin will make one day. I’m a little ahead of my time in saying it now.

    2. lose pent-up guilts, close (adj.) 1 secret, concealed, hidden practise on / upon (v.) 1 plot against KL III.ii.58  Rive your concealing continents, and cry continent (n.) 2 container, receptacle, enclosure cry (v.) 4 beg, entreat, implore See Topics: Politeness rive (v.) 2 open up, burst from, break out of KL III.ii.59  These dreadful summoners grace. I am a man grace (n.) 5 favour, good will summoner (n.) court-officer who ensures attendance KL III.ii.60.1  More sinned against than sinning.

      Lear calls upon the elements to summon their storm against his daughters who have wronged him. He suggests the elements are angry with his daughters. He wants these elements to take action on his daughters. Perhaps on literally, but his curses take his heart there.

    3. Here's a night pities neither wise KL III.ii.13  men nor fools.

      The storm tonight is merciful to none--not wise men, nor fools.

    4. Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! KL III.ii.2  You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout hurricano (n.) water-spout KL III.ii.3  Till you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks! cock (n.) 1 weathercock KL III.ii.4  You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, thought-executing (adj.) acting as fast as thought; or: thought-destroying KL III.ii.5  Vaunt-curriers of oak-cleaving thunderbolts, vaunt-currier (n.) forerunner, announcer, herald KL III.ii.6  Singe my white head! And thou all-shaking thunder, KL III.ii.7  Smite flat the thick rotundity o'the world, KL III.ii.8  Crack Nature's moulds, all germens spill at once germen (n.) seed, life-forming elements spill (v.) destroy, overthrow KL III.ii.9  That makes ingrateful man!

      Facing the music

    1.   GENTLEMAN KL III.i.4  Contending with the fretful elements: contend (v.) 1 fight, engage in combat, struggle element (n.) 3 (plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers fretful (adj.) 1 angry, irritated, ill-tempered KL III.i.5  Bids the wind blow the earth into the sea, KL III.i.6  Or swell the curled waters 'bove the main, main (n.) 2 mainland KL III.i.7  That things might change or cease; tears his white hair, KL III.i.8  Which the impetuous blasts with eyeless rage eyeless (adj.) blind, sightless, unseeing KL III.i.9  Catch in their fury and make nothing of: make nothing of treat as worthless, deal with contemptuously KL III.i.10  Strives in his little world of man to out-storm out-storm (v.) rage more violently than a storm KL III.i.11  The to-and-fro conflicting wind and rain. KL III.i.12  This night, wherein the cub-drawn bear would couch, couch (v.) 4 go to a lair, find shelter cub-drawn (adj.) drained of milk by cubs, ravenous KL III.i.13  The lion and the belly-pinched wolf belly-pinched (adj.) pinched with hunger, starving KL III.i.14  Keep their fur dry, unbonneted he runs unbonneted (adv.) 1 bare-headed; recklessly KL III.i.15.1  And bids what will take all.

      Lear is facing the music. Lear in storm is Lear facing the fact that his life has become a storm--a brewing hell. He knows the daughters are collaborating against him and he has caused a chaos in the kingdom that cannot be reconciled in time--this parallels the story of the woman who baked eels into her pie + the horse's buttered hay--which is foolish.

    1. Allow not nature more than nature needs – nature (n.) 3 human nature nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified] KL II.iv.262  Man's life is cheap as beast's.

      If you only allow someone what they need and nothing more, then that person's life is worth no more than a beast's.

    2.   LEAR KL II.iv.245.1  I gave you all – time, in good 1 at the right moment   REGAN KL II.iv.245.2                           And in good time you gave it.

      Regan is like: it's about goddamn time you turned over your independence to me. Now I can be in better control of your life than you were.

    3. I pray you, father, being weak, seem so.

      Don't act like you are not weak. You are weak. Don't challenge my husband Cornwall's authority.

    4. That sir which serves and seeks for gain, sir (n.) 1 man, person, individual KL II.iv.75  And follows but for form, form (n.) 8 physical appearance, outward appearance KL II.iv.76  Will pack when it begins to rain, pack (v.) 1 take [oneself] off, be off, depart KL II.iv.77  And leave thee in the storm

      funny, literal foreshadowing. This fool ends up in a storm with King Lear.

    1. Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out, KL II.i.38  Mumbling of wicked charms, conjuring the moon KL II.i.39.1  To stand auspicious mistress.
    1. If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'd have thee beaten KL I.v.39  for being old before thy time.   LEAR KL I.v.40  How's that?   FOOL KL I.v.41  Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst KL I.v.42  been wise.

      FOOL If you were my fool, uncle, I’d have you beaten for getting old before your time.

      LEAR How’s that? LEAR How’s that?

      FOOL Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. FOOL You’re not supposed to get old until you’re wise.

    1. How far your eyes may pierce I cannot tell; KL I.iv.343  Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.

      Maybe you know more than I do. But people often screw things up trying to make them better. Act 1, Scene 4, Page 14

    2. Beweep this cause again, I'll pluck ye out beweep (v.) 1 weep over, wet with tears KL I.iv.300  And cast you with the waters that you loose KL I.iv.301  To temper clay.

      The world is too dry and rough. I'll use my tears to soften it up.

    3. Turn all her mother's pains and benefits KL I.iv.284  To laughter and contempt, that she may feel KL I.iv.285  How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is KL I.iv.286  To have a thankless child! Away, away! KL I.iv.286  Exit

      Let it be a wicked child who mocks the mother who cares for it. Make my daughter feel—make her feel how an ungrateful child hurts worse than a snakebite.—Now let’s leave. Go!

    4. Hear, Nature, hear! Dear goddess, hear! KL I.iv.273  Suspend thy purpose if thou didst intend purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan See Topics: Frequency count KL I.iv.274  To make this creature fruitful. KL I.iv.275  Into her womb convey sterility, KL I.iv.276  Dry up in her the organs of increase, KL I.iv.277  And from her derogate body never spring derogate (adj.) degenerate, debased, degraded KL I.iv.278  A babe to honour her. I
    5.   LEAR KL I.iv.222  Doth any here know me? This is not Lear. KL I.iv.223  Doth Lear walk thus? speak thus? Where are his eyes? KL I.iv.224  Either his notion weakens, his discernings notion (n.) understanding, awareness, intellect KL I.iv.225  Are lethargied – Ha! Waking? 'Tis not so! lethargy (v.) affect with lethargy, dull, subdue KL I.iv.226  Who is it that can tell me who I am?   FOOL KL I.iv.227  Lear's shadow.

      oooohhh. fuck, he's just a shadow of his former self

    6. I would you would make use of your good wisdom, KL I.iv.216  Whereof I know you are fraught, and put away fraught (adj.) filled, laden, packed KL I.iv.217  These dispositions which of late transform you disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind transport (v.) 1 carry off, move along KL I.iv.218  From what you rightly are.

      You are not yourself.

    7. I marvel what kin thou and thy daughters are. KL I.iv.179  They'll have me whipped for speaking true; thou'lt KL I.iv.180  have me whipped for lying; and sometimes I am KL I.iv.181  whipped for holding my peace. I had rather be any kind KL I.iv.182  o' thing than a fool. And yet I would not be thee, nuncle. KL I.iv.183  Thou hast pared thy wit o' both sides and left nothing wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability See Topics: Frequency count KL I.iv.184  i'the middle. Here comes one o'the parings.

      3 real 5 me. This fool is making a fool out of Lear.

    8. I would fain learn to lie.

      A reality-checking fool. Fuck, that's genious.

    9. Fools had ne'er less grace in a year, grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect KL I.iv.164  For wise men are grown foppish foppish (adj.) foolish, silly, stupid KL I.iv.165  And know not how their wits to wear, wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses) KL I.iv.166  Their manners are so apish.

      Fools have had a hard time this year. They’ve been displaced by wise men who’ve grown foolish. These men no longer know how to use their brains, And they don’t know how to behave except by foolishly imitating others.

    10. Nothing can be made out of nothing.  

      You can't do anything from nothing because nothing begets nothing.

    11.   FOOL KL I.iv.116  Mark it, nuncle: mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of] See Topics: Frequency count KL I.iv.117  Have more than thou showest, KL I.iv.118  Speak less than thou knowest, KL I.iv.119  Lend less than thou owest, KL I.iv.120  Ride more than thou goest, go (v.) 1 walk, travel on foot KL I.iv.121  Learn more than thou trowest, trow (v.) 3 believe, give credence to, accept as true KL I.iv.122  Set less than thou throwest; set (v.) 9 challenge, put down a stake against KL I.iv.123  Leave thy drink and thy whore KL I.iv.124  And keep in-a-door, in-a-door (adv.) indoors KL I.iv.125  And thou shalt have more KL I.iv.126  Than two tens to a score.  

      A word from the wise. A fool.

    12.   LEAR KL I.iv.79  ‘ My lady's father,’ my lord's knave! You whoreson knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue See Topics: Frequency count whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile See Topics: Swearing KL I.iv.80  dog! You slave! You cur!   OSWALD KL I.iv.81  I am none of these, my lord, I beseech your KL I.iv.82  pardon.

      Lear is a nasty, insultary old man. Fuck.

    13. LEAR KL I.iv.18  What art thou?   KENT KL I.iv.19  A very honest-hearted fellow, and as poor as the KL I.iv.20  King.

      As poor as the king in terms of...? But if we're talking about them being as poor as each other, just in different ways, then that would mean the king is poor in being receptive of his subjects and kent poor for being banished.

    14. How now? What art thou?   KENT KL I.iv.10  A man, sir.

      Does Lear treat others as subhuman? Is that what this is commenting on?

    1. My father compounded with my mother under the compound (v.) 4 mix, mingle, combine KL I.ii.129  Dragon's tail, and my nativity was under Ursa Major, so dragon's tail [astrology] intersection of the orbit of the descending moon and that of the sun [associated with lechery] See Topics: Cosmos KL I.ii.130  that it follows I am rough and lecherous

      taking astrology to the other fucking level, my dude. Allows that to determine his destiny. Fuck. Not cool. nature determines your nature determines your destiny

    2. This is the excellent foppery of the world, that excellent (adj.) 2 [in a bad or neutral sense] exceptionally great, supreme, extreme foppery (n.) 1 folly, foolishness, stupidity KL I.ii.119  when we are sick in fortune – often the surfeits of our surfeit (n.) 2 sickness brought on by excess KL I.ii.120  own behaviour – we make guilty of our disasters the sun, guilty (adj.) 2 responsible [for], answerable [for] KL I.ii.121  the moon, and stars, as if we were villains on necessity, KL I.ii.122  fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue See Topics: Frequency count KL I.ii.123  treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, predominance (n.) ascendancy, predominant influence, authority spherical (adj.) of the spheres [stars], planetary treacher (n.) traitor, deceiver, cheat KL I.ii.124  and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary KL I.ii.125  influence

      Natural progression of things means we are naturally evil?

    3. These late eclipses in the sun and moon late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past KL I.ii.104  portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of nature nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified] KL I.ii.105  can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself reason (v.) 2 argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of] KL I.ii.106  scourged by the sequent effects: love cools, friendship sequent (adj.) 1 following, ensuing, consequent KL I.ii.107  falls off, brothers divide. In cities, mutinies; in countries, mutiny (n.) 1 riot, civil disturbance, state of discord KL I.ii.108  discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt KL I.ii.109  son and father. This villain of mine comes under the KL I.ii.110  prediction: there's son against father; the King falls KL I.ii.111  from bias of nature: there's father against child. We bias (n.) 1 [weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning KL I.ii.112  have seen the best of our time. Machinations, hollowness, hollowness (n.) insincerity, hypocrisy, lip-service machination (n.) plotting, intrigue, scheming KL I.ii.113  treachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly disquietly (adv.) uneasily, in a disturbing manner KL I.ii.114  to our graves – find out this villain, Edmund; KL I.ii.115  it shall lose thee nothing; do it carefully – and the noble lose (v.) 5 harm, damage KL I.ii.116  and true-hearted Kent banished! His offence, honesty! KL I.ii.117  'Tis strange. KL I.ii.117  Exit

      The nature of things and the nature of the natural world. What theme does this play in our perception of what happens in the play? What is the important role nature plays?

    4. Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law KL I.ii.2  My services are bound

      Edmund's introduction is his question posed to society--why should he, a bastard, be less legitimate than the accepted child? He is not subhuman. that is the point he is trying to make. Calling upon nature? I'm not sure what he means his services are bound to it.

    1. Love's not love KL I.i.239  When it is mingled with regards that stands regard (n.) 2 consideration, respect, factor KL I.i.240  Aloof from th' entire point. Will you have her? KL I.i.241.1  She is herself a dowry.

      France making good points.

    2. Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least, KL I.i.153  Nor are those empty-hearted whose low sounds KL I.i.154.1  Reverb no hollowness.

      Anyone can tell you he loves you more than the next. Your daughter has told you sincerely and honestly. You would punish her for that?

    3. Let it fall rather, though the fork invade fork (n.) 2 barbed arrow-head KL I.i.145  The region of my heart. Be Kent unmannerly KL I.i.146  When Lear is mad. What wouldst thou do, old man? KL I.i.147  Think'st thou that duty shall have dread to speak power (n.) 3 authority, government KL I.i.148  When power to flattery bows?

      The homie Kent keeping it real. He's trying to convince Lear that he is making a mistake.

    4. whoreson

      bastard must be acknowleged.

    1. And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never! Pray you, undo this button: thank you, sir. Do you see this? Look on her, look, her lips, Look there, look there! Dies

      As he dies, he thinks she's living: gives hope in this terribly sad, tragic play.

    2. Howl, howl, howl, howl! O, you are men of stones: Had I your tongues and eyes, I'ld use them so That heaven's vault should crack. She's gone for ever! I know when one is dead, and when one lives; She's dead as earth. Lend me a looking-glass; If that her breath will mist or stain the stone, Why, then she lives.

      Death of Cordelia

    3. Humanity must perforce prey on itself, Like monsters of the deep.

      what it mean, me no know.

    4. Doth any here know me? This is not Lear: Doth Lear walk thus? speak thus? Where are his eyes? Either his notion weakens, his discernings Are lethargied--Ha! waking? 'tis not so. Who is it that can tell me who I am? Fool Lear's shadow.
  12. Apr 2017
    1. Final Verification:

      part of sending final transcript. I must request the certificate demonstrating degree and graduation date with the transcript for sending to SDSU.

    1. If we shadows have offended, MND V.i.414  Think but this, and all is mended: MND V.i.415  That you have but slumbered here MND V.i.416  While these visions did appear. MND V.i.417  And this weak and idle theme, weak (adj.) 1 of little worth, wanting, deficient MND V.i.418  No more yielding but a dream, MND V.i.419  Gentles, do not reprehend. gentle (n.) 2 (plural) ladies and gentlemen, gentlefolk reprehend (v.) 1 reprove, censure, rebuke MND V.i.420  If you pardon, we will mend. MND V.i.421  And, as I am an honest Puck, MND V.i.422  If we have unearned luck MND V.i.423  Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid See Topics: Frequency count MND V.i.424  We will make amends ere long, MND V.i.425  Else the Puck a liar call. MND V.i.426  So, good night unto you all. MND V.i.427  Give me your hands if we be fri


    2. his palpable-gross play hath well beguiled palpable-gross (adj.) obviously clumsy, plainly ignorant MND V.i.358  The heavy gait of night. Sweet friends, to bed.


    3. With hands as pale as milk;


    4. O wherefore, nature, didst thou lions frame, MND V.i.284  Since lion vile hath here deflowered my dea


    5. This lanthorn doth the horned moon present.   DEMETRIUS MND V.i.234  He should have worn the horns on his head.   THESEUS MND V.i.235  He is no crescent, and his horns are invisible crescent (n.) waxing moon, growing person MND V.i.236  within the circumference.


    6. THESEUS MND V.i.212  If we imagine no worse of them than they of MND V.i.213  themselves, they may pass for excellent men


    7. BOTTOM as Pyramus MND V.i.197  O kiss me through the hole of this vile wall!   FLUTE as Thisbe MND V.i.198  I kiss the wall's hole, not your lips at all.


    8. My cherry lips have often kissed thy stones, MND V.i.188  Thy stones with lime and hair knit up in thee.


    9. And now have toiled their unbreathed memories


    10. Is there no play MND V.i.37  To ease the anguish of a torturing hour

      How funny. He is in love and mad. It is his wedding night. He wants things to be gotten over with so he can go bang his Amazonian wife.

    11. vers and madmen have such seething brains, MND V.i.5  Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend apprehend (v.) 4 imagine, conceive, invent fantasy (n.) 1 imagining, delusion, hallucination shaping (adj.) imaginative, inventive, creative MND V.i.6  More than cool reason ever comprehends. MND V.i.7  The lunatic, the lover, and the poet MND V.i.8  Are of imagination all compact.

      patronizing and dismissive language in his rumination on the imagination. yet it is also necessary for he compares equally, that love and madness become one and the same.

    12. More strange than true. I never may believe MND V.i.3  These antique fables, nor these fairy toys.

      Theseus denies the power of the imagination to become real, or for the real to have been a result of the imagination

    1. ou must say ‘ paragon.’ A paramour is – God bless MND IV.ii.14  us – a thing of naught.

      an illegal lover. This possibly refers to cuckolding...

      in the context of bottom being the lover for Titania

    1. but man is but a patched patched (adj.) wearing a patchwork costume, multi-coloured MND IV.i.208  fool if he will offer to say what methought I had

      see above annotation

    2. Man wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability See Topics: Frequency count MND IV.i.205  is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.

      Bottom realizes saying anything about the dream might make him seem a fool.

    3. beg the law, the law upon his head. MND IV.i.155  They would have stolen away, they would, Demetrius, MND IV.i.156  Thereby to have defeated you and me – defeat (v.) 2 frustrate, bring to nought MND IV.i.157  You of your wife, and me of my consent – MND IV.i.158  Of my consent that she should be your wife.  

      The patriarchy back at it again

    4. I wot not by what power, wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told See Topics: Frequency count MND IV.i.164  But by some power it is – my love to Hermia, MND IV.i.165  Melted as the snow, seems to me now MND IV.i.166  As the remembrance of an idle gaud gaud (n.) gaudy toy, showy plaything, trinket idle (adj.) 1 useless, barren, worthless remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection See Topics: Frequency count MND IV.i.167  Which in my childhood I did dote upon;

      Demetrius realizes he was never truly in love with Hermia. Only getting a drop of the love juice that rerouted his feelings toward Helena made him realize that.

    5.      Are you sure MND IV.i.192  That we are awake? It seems to me MND IV.i.193  That yet we sleep, we dream.

      We get the first instance of character awareness that everything may just be a figment of the imagination

    6. Then, my queen, in silence sad, sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn See Topics: Frequency count MND IV.i.95  Trip we after night's shade. MND IV.i.96  We the globe can compass soon, compass (v.) 6 go around, orbit, make a circuit of MND IV.i.97  Swifter than the wandering moon.

      the moon, night and day, are mentioned so many times in this play

    1. My legs can keep no pace with my desires.


    2. For fear lest day should look their shames upon MND III.ii.386  They wilfully themselves exile from light, MND III.ii.387  And must for aye consort with black-browed night.


    3. When they next wake, all this derision MND III.ii.371  Shall seem a dream and fruitless vision,

      puck on fixing the problem he has created

    4. Like to Lysander sometime frame thy tongue, MND III.ii.361  Then stir Demetrius up with bitter wrong, wrong (n.) 2 insult, offence, slight MND III.ii.362  And sometime rail thou like Demetrius;


    5. This is thy negligence. Still thou mistakest, MND III.ii.346  Or else committest thy knaveries wilfully.


    6. Am not I Hermia? Are not you Lysander? MND III.ii.274  I am as fair now as I was erewhile. erewhile (adv.) a short time ago, a while before MND III.ii.275  Since night you loved me; yet since night you left m


    7. You speak not as you think. It cannot be.


    1. reason and love keep MND III.i.137  little company together nowadays


    2. ost radiant Pyramus, most lilywhite of hue, MND III.i.87  Of colour like the red rose on triumphant briar, MND III.i.88  Most brisky juvenal, and eke most lovely Jew,


    1. Help me, Lysander, help me! Do thy best MND II.ii.152  To pluck this crawling serpent from my breast! MND II.ii.153  Ay me, for pity! – What a dream was here! MND II.ii.154  Lysander, look how I do quake with fear! MND II.ii.155  Methought a serpent ate my heart away, methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me See Topics: Frequency count MND II.ii.156  And you sat smiling at his cruel prey.

      A DREAM

    2. The will of man is by his reason swayed, will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination MND II.ii.122  And reason says you are the worthier maid.


    1. Yet marked I where the bolt of Cupid fell: bolt (n.) 1 [short and thick, crossbow] arrow mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of] See Topics: Frequency count MND II.i.166  It fell upon a little western flower, MND II.i.167  Before, milk-white; now purple with love's wound: MND II.i.168  And maidens call it ‘ love in idleness.’ MND II.i.169  Fetch me that flower – the herb I showed thee once. MND II.i.170  The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid MND II.i.171  Will make or man or woman madly dote MND II.i.172  Upon the next live creature that it sees. MND II.i.173  Fetch me this herb, and be thou here again MND II.i.174  Ere the leviathan can swim a league.

      the interaction with Cupid that gave birth to the love juice. The flower from which the love juice stems is also mentioned here.

    2. As from a voyage, rich with merchandise. MND II.i.135  But she, being mortal, of that boy did die, MND II.i.136  And for her sake do I rear up her boy; MND II.i.137  And for her sake I will not part with him.  

      someone she promised to

    3. You do their work, and they shall have good luck. MND II.i.42.1  Are not you he?

      Puck--the fairy of fortune

    4. Skim milk


    5. Robin Goodfellow

      wtf. Puck's name is Robbin Goodfellow?

    1. Yet my chief humour is for a tyrant.

      bottom wishes not to play the suicidal lover, Pyramus

    1. Love can transpose to form and dignity. transpose (v.) change, alter, transform MND I.i.234  Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, MND I.i.235  And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. MND I.i.236  Nor hath Love's mind of any judgement taste; MND I.i.237  Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste. figure (v.) 1 symbolize, represent, portray unheedy (adj.) unheedful, headstrong, reckless MND I.i.238  And therefore is love said to be a child MND I.i.239  Because in choice he is so oft beguiled. oft (adv.) often See Topics: Frequency count MND I.i.240  As waggish boys in game themselves forswear, forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word See Topics: Frequency count waggish (adj.) playful, mischievous, impish MND I.i.241  So the boy love is perjured everywhere;

      Helena's thoughts on love in reference to Demitrius.

    2. O, teach me how you look, and with what art MND I.i.193  You sway the motion of Demetrius' heart.    HERMIA MND I.i.194  I frown upon him, yet he loves me still.

      hits a little too close to home. It directly references the a generally accepted truth (aphorism) that men love women the less they love them.

    3. Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,

      first mention of shadow and dream

    1. The complaints revolve around Walls' use of profanity, alleged (I didn't see any) criticisms of Christianity, and the aforementioned accounts of sexual abuse and prostitution.


    1. embly but horn-beasts. FTLN 168150 But what though? Courage. As horns are odious, FTLN 1682 they are necessary. It is said “Many a man knows no FTLN 1683 end of his goods.” Right: many a man has good FTLN 1684 horns and knows no end of them. Well, that is the FTLN 1685 dowry of his wife; ’tis none of his own getting. FTLN 168655 Horns? Even so. Poor men alone? No, no. The FTLN 1687 noblest deer hath them as huge as the rascal. Is the FTLN 1688 single man therefore blessed? No. As a walled town FTLN 1689 is more worthier than a village, so is the forehead of FTLN 1690 a married man more honorable than the bare brow FTLN 169160 of a bachelor. And by how much defense is better FTLN 1692 than no skill, by so much is a horn more precious FTLN 1693 than to want.
    2. FTLN 2841It is not the fashion to see the lady the FTLN 2842 epilogue,

      remember that women were forbidden to perform onstage in Shakespeare’s England. Rosalind would have been played by a man, which further obscures the boundaries of gender. Rosalind emerges as a man who pretends to be a woman who pretends to be a man who pretends to be a woman to win the love of a man.

    3. FTLN 079115Ay, now am I in Arden, the more fool I. FTLN 0792 When I was at home I was in a better place, but FTLN 0793 travelers must be content.

      Touchstone is wise enough to realize that living the life in the forest is a pipe dream for courtiers.

    4.  Because that I am more than common tall, FTLN 0583 That I did suit me all points like a man?

      like a man: a stereotypical description

    5. Scene 1 Enter Duke Senior, Amiens, and two or three Lords, like foresters.

      or outlaws...escapism

      issues of man's identity

    6.   FTLN 2380Counterfeit, I assure you. OLIVER  FTLN 2381Well then, take a good heart, and counterfeit to FTLN 2382 be a man. ROSALIND , as Ganymede  FTLN 2383185So I do; but, i’ faith, I should FTLN 2384 have been a woman by right.

      gender issues of identity

    7.   FTLN 1545Can you remember any of the principal evils FTLN 1546 that he laid to the charge of women? ROSALIND , as Ganymede  FTLN 1547There were none principal. FTLN 1548360 They were all like one another as halfpence are, FTLN 1549 every one fault seeming monstrous till his fellow FTLN 1550 fault came to match it. ORLANDO  FTLN 1551I prithee recount some of them. ROSALIND , as Ganymede  FTLN 1552No, I will not cast away my FTLN 1553365 physic but on those that are sick. There is a man FTLN 1554 haunts the forest that abuses our young plants with FTLN 1555 carving “Rosalind” on their barks, hangs odes upon FTLN 1556 hawthorns and elegies on brambles, all, forsooth, FTLN 1557 deifying the name of Rosalind. If I could meet FTLN 1558370 that fancy-monger, I would give him some good FTLN 1559 counsel, for he seems to have the quotidian of love FTLN 1560 upon him. ORLANDO  FTLN 1561I am he that is so love-shaked. I pray you tell FTLN 1562 me your remedy. ROSALIND , as Ganymede  FTLN 1563375There is none of my uncle’s FTLN 1564 marks upon you. He taught me how to know a man FTLN 1565 in love, in which cage of rushes I am sure you are FTLN 1566 not prisoner. ORLANDO  FTLN 1567What were his marks? ROSALIND , as Ganymede  FTLN 1568380A lean cheek, which you 115 As You Like It ACT 3. SC. 2 FTLN 1569 have not; a blue eye and sunken, which you have FTLN 1570 not; an unquestionable spirit, which you have not; a FTLN 1571 beard neglected, which you have not—but I pardon FTLN 1572 you for that, for simply your having in beard is a FTLN 1573385 younger brother’s revenue. Then your hose should FTLN 1574 be ungartered, your bonnet unbanded, your sleeve FTLN 1575 unbuttoned, your shoe untied, and everything FTLN 1576 about you demonstrating a careless desolation. But FTLN 1577 you are no such man. You are rather point-device in FTLN 1578390 your accouterments, as loving yourself than seeming FTLN 1579 the lover of any other

      gender issues of identity

    8. Good my complexion, dost thou think FTLN 1387 though I am caparisoned like a man,

      issues of identity

    9.  I think he be transformed into a beast, FTLN 0960 For I can nowhere find him like a man

      beastliness issues of identity

    10.  All the world’s a stage, FTLN 1105 And all the men and women merely players. FTLN 1106 They have their exits and their entrances, FTLN 1107 And one man in his time plays many parts, FTLN 1108150 His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, FTLN 1109 Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms. FTLN 1110 Then the whining schoolboy with his satchel FTLN 1111 And shining morning face, creeping like snail FTLN 1112 Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, FTLN 1113155 Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad FTLN 1114 Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier, FTLN 1115 Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, FTLN 1116 Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, FTLN 1117 Seeking the bubble reputation FTLN 1118160 Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice, FTLN 1119 In fair round belly with good capon lined, FTLN 1120 With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, FTLN 1121 Full of wise saws and modern instances; FTLN 1122 And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts FTLN 1123165 Into the lean and slippered pantaloon FTLN 1124 With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, FTLN 1125 His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide FTLN 1126 For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, FTLN 1127 Turning again toward childish treble, pipes FTLN 1128170 And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, FTLN 1129 That ends this strange eventful history, FTLN 1130 Is second childishness and mere oblivion, FTLN 1131 Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

      important, but meant to be edgy in Shakespeares time since this was overdone.

    11. “Call me not ‘fool’ till heaven hath sent me FTLN 097820 fortune.” FTLN 0979 And then he drew a dial from his poke FTLN 0980 And, looking on it with lack-luster eye, FTLN 0981 Says very wisely “It is ten o’clock. FTLN 0982 Thus we may see,” quoth he, “how the world wags. FTLN 098325 ’Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, FTLN 0984 And after one hour more ’twill be eleven. FTLN 0985 And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, FTLN 0986 And then from hour to hour we rot and rot, FTLN 0987 And thereby hangs a tale.” When I did hear FTLN 098830 The motley fool thus moral on the time, FTLN 0989 My lungs began to crow like chanticleer FTLN 0990 That fools should be so deep-contemplative, FTLN 0991 And I did laugh sans intermission FTLN 0992 An hour by his dial. O noble fool! FTLN 099335 A worthy fool! Motley’s the only wear.


    12. Most mischievous foul sin in chiding sin; FTLN 1025 For thou thyself hast been a libertine, FTLN 1026 As sensual as the brutish sting itself, FTLN 1027 And all th’ embossèd sores and headed evils FTLN 102870 That thou with license of free foot hast caught FTLN 1029 Wouldst thou disgorge into the general world. JAQUES  FTLN 1030Why, who cries out on pride FTLN 1031 That can therein tax any private party? FTLN 1032 Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea FTLN 103375 Till that the weary very means do ebb? FTLN 1034 What woman in the city do I name FTLN 1035 When that I say the city-woman bears FTLN 1036 The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders? FTLN 1037 Who can come in and say that I mean her, FTLN 103880 When such a one as she such is her neighbor? FTLN 1039 Or what is he of basest function FTLN 1040 That says his bravery is not on my cost, FTLN 1041 Thinking that I mean him, but therein suits 79 As You Like It ACT 2. SC. 7 FTLN 1042 His folly to the mettle of my speech? FTLN 104385 There then. How then, what then? Let me see FTLN 1044 wherein FTLN 1045 My tongue hath wronged him. If it do him right, FTLN 1046 Then he hath wronged himself. If he be free, FTLN 1047 Why then my taxing like a wild goose flies FTLN 104890 Unclaimed of any man. Enter Orlando, brandishing a sword. FTLN 1049 But who comes here? ORLANDO  FTLN 1050Forbear, and eat no more. JAQUES  FTLN 1051Why, I have eat none yet.

      man's contradictions

    13. as all is mortal in nature, so is all nature FTLN 083155 in love mortal in folly.

      love and wisdom

    14. There is sure another flood toward, and these FTLN 2669 couples are coming to the ark. Here comes a pair of 193 As You Like It ACT 5. SC. 4 FTLN 2670 very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called FTLN 2671 fools.

      religious reference

    15. ake thou no scorn to wear the horn. FTLN 219415 It was a crest ere thou wast born. FTLN 2195  Thy father’s father wore it, FTLN 2196  And thy father bore it. FTLN 2197 The horn, the horn, the lusty horn FTLN 2198 Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.


    16. When from the first to last betwixt us two FTLN 2347 Tears our recountments had most kindly bathed— FTLN 2348150 As how I came into that desert place— FTLN 2349 In brief, he led me to the gentle duke, FTLN 2350 Who gave me fresh array and entertainment, FTLN 2351 Committing me unto my brother’s love; FTLN 2352 Who led me instantly unto his cave, FTLN 2353155 There stripped himself, and here upon his arm FTLN 2354 The lioness had torn some flesh away, 167 As You Like It ACT 4. SC. 3 FTLN 2355 Which all this while had bled; and now he fainted, FTLN 2356 And cried in fainting upon Rosalind. FTLN 2357 Brief, I recovered him, bound up his wound, FTLN 2358160 And after some small space, being strong at heart, FTLN 2359 He sent me hither, stranger as I am, FTLN 2360 To tell this story, that you might excuse FTLN 2361 His broken promise, and to give this napkin FTLN 2362 Dyed in his blood unto the shepherd youth FTLN 2363165 That he in sport doth call his Rosalind.

      more to the lioness story

    17. After my flight. Now go we in content FTLN 0605145 To liberty, and not to banishment. They exit.

      presumption that freedom/ safety lies in escapism

    18.   FTLN 2301 When last the young Orlando parted from you, FTLN 2302 He left a promise to return again FTLN 2303105 Within an hour, and pacing through the forest, FTLN 2304 Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy, FTLN 2305 Lo, what befell. He threw his eye aside— FTLN 2306 And mark what object did present itself: FTLN 2307 Under an old oak, whose boughs were mossed with FTLN 2308110 age FTLN 2309 And high top bald with dry antiquity, FTLN 2310 A wretched, ragged man, o’ergrown with hair, FTLN 2311 Lay sleeping on his back. About his neck FTLN 2312 A green and gilded snake had wreathed itself, FTLN 2313115 Who with her head, nimble in threats, approached FTLN 2314 The opening of his mouth. But suddenly, FTLN 2315 Seeing Orlando, it unlinked itself FTLN 2316 And, with indented glides, did slip away FTLN 2317 Into a bush, under which bush’s shade FTLN 2318120 A lioness, with udders all drawn dry, FTLN 2319 Lay couching, head on ground, with catlike watch FTLN 2320 When that the sleeping man should stir—for ’tis FTLN 2321 The royal disposition of that beast FTLN 2322 To prey on nothing that doth seem as dead. FTLN 2323125 This seen, Orlando did approach the man FTLN 2324 And found it was his brother, his elder brother. 165 As You Like It ACT 4. SC. 3 CELIA , as Aliena  FTLN 2325 O, I have heard him speak of that same brother, FTLN 2326 And he did render him the most unnatural FTLN 2327 That lived amongst men. OLIVER  FTLN 2328130 And well he might so do, FTLN 2329 For well I know he was unnatural. ROSALIND , as Ganymede  FTLN 2330 But to Orlando: did he leave him there, FTLN 2331 Food to the sucked and hungry lioness? OLIVER  FTLN 2332 Twice did he turn his back and purposed so, FTLN 2333135 But kindness, nobler ever than revenge, FTLN 2334 And nature, stronger than his just occasion, FTLN 2335 Made him give battle to the lioness, FTLN 2336 Who quickly fell before him; in which hurtling, FTLN 2337 From miserable slumber I awaked.

      Faerie Queene and humanity meddling

    19. DUKE SENIOR  FTLN 0626 Come, shall we go and kill us venison? FTLN 0627 And yet it irks me the poor dappled fools, FTLN 0628 Being native burghers of this desert city, FTLN 0629 Should in their own confines with forkèd heads FTLN 063025 Have their round haunches gored. FIRST LORD  FTLN 0631 Indeed, my lord, FTLN 0632 The melancholy Jaques grieves at that, FTLN 0633 And in that kind swears you do more usurp FTLN 0634 Than doth your brother that hath banished you. FTLN 063530 Today my Lord of Amiens and myself FTLN 0636 Did steal behind him as he lay along FTLN 0637 Under an oak, whose antique root peeps out FTLN 0638 Upon the brook that brawls along this wood; FTLN 0639 To the which place a poor sequestered stag FTLN 064035 That from the hunter’s aim had ta’en a hurt FTLN 0641 Did come to languish. And indeed, my lord, FTLN 0642 The wretched animal heaved forth such groans FTLN 0643 That their discharge did stretch his leathern coat FTLN 0644 Almost to bursting, and the big round tears FTLN 064540 Coursed one another down his innocent nose FTLN 0646 In piteous chase. And thus the hairy fool, FTLN 0647 Much markèd of the melancholy Jaques, FTLN 0648 Stood on th’ extremest verge of the swift brook, FTLN 0649 Augmenting it with tears. DUKE SENIOR  FTLN 065045 But what said Jaques? FTLN 0651 Did he not moralize this spectacle? FIRST LORD  FTLN 0652 O yes, into a thousand similes. FTLN 0653 First, for his weeping into the needless stream: FTLN 0654 “Poor deer,” quoth he, “thou mak’st a testament FTLN 065550 As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more FTLN 0656 To that which had too much.” Then, being there FTLN 0657 alone, FTLN 0658 Left and abandoned of his velvet friends: FTLN 0659 “’Tis right,” quoth he. “Thus misery doth part 53 As You Like It ACT 2. SC. 2 FTLN 066055 The flux of company.” Anon a careless herd, FTLN 0661 Full of the pasture, jumps along by him FTLN 0662 And never stays to greet him. “Ay,” quoth Jaques, FTLN 0663 “Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens. FTLN 0664 ’Tis just the fashion. Wherefore do you look FTLN 066560 Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?” FTLN 0666 Thus most invectively he pierceth through FTLN 0667 The body of country, city, court, FTLN 0668 Yea, and of this our life, swearing that we FTLN 0669 Are mere usurpers, tyrants, and what’s worse, FTLN 067065 To fright the animals and to kill them up FTLN 0671 In their assigned and native dwelling place. DUKE SENIOR  FTLN 0672 And did you leave him in this contemplation? SECOND LORD  FTLN 0673 We did, my lord, weeping and commenting FTLN 0674 Upon the sobbing deer. DUKE SENIOR  FTLN 067570 Show me the place. FTLN 0676 I love to cope him in these sullen fits, FTLN 0677 For then he’s full of matter. FIRST LORD  FTLN 0678I’ll bring you to him straight.

      humanity meddling

    20. Here feel we not the penalty of Adam,

      religious reference

    1. There is sure another flood toward, and these sure (adv.) 2 surely, assuredly, certainly toward (adv.) impending, forthcoming, in preparation AYL V.iv.36  couples are coming to the ark. Here comes a pair of AYL V.iv.37  very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called fools.

      fools in love

  13. Mar 2017
    1. According to Touchstone, time ensures nothing other than man’s own decay: “from hour to hour we rot and rot” (II.vii.27).

      necessary for the stages/ages of man THEME

    2. remember that women were forbidden to perform onstage in Shakespeare’s England. Rosalind would have been played by a man, which further obscures the boundaries of gender. Rosalind emerges as a man who pretends to be a woman who pretends to be a man who pretends to be a woman to win the love of a man.

      analysis of quote below

    1. Now go we in content content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness AYL I.iii.136  To liberty, and not to banishment.


    1. the note was very ditty (n.) 2 words, lyrics matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance note (n.) 11 melody, tune, music, song AYL V.iii.41  untuneable. untuneable (adj.) unsuitable, disagreeable; or: unmelodious   FIRST PAGE AYL V.iii.42  You are deceived, sir; we kept time, we lost AYL V.iii.43  not our time.

      Comments on love?

    1.    By and by. AYL IV.iii.140  When from the first to last betwixt us two AYL IV.iii.141  Tears our recountments had most kindly bathed, recountment (n.) account, narrative, relating [of what has happened] AYL IV.iii.142  As how I came into that desert place – desert (adj.) desolate, lonely, isolated AYL IV.iii.143  I' brief, he led me to the gentle Duke, gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble See Topics: Frequency count AYL IV.iii.144  Who gave me fresh array and entertainment, array (n.) 1 attire, clothes, clothing, dress entertainment (n.) 3 hospitality, provision for needs AYL IV.iii.145  Committing me unto my brother's love, AYL IV.iii.146  Who led me instantly unto his cave, AYL IV.iii.147  There stripped himself, and here upon his arm AYL IV.iii.148  The lioness had torn some flesh away, AYL IV.iii.149  Which all this while had bled; and now he fainted, AYL IV.iii.150  And cried, in fainting, upon Rosalind. AYL IV.iii.151  Brief, I recovered him, bound up his wound, brief (adv.) 1 in short, briefly, in sum recover (v.) 1 revive, restore to health AYL IV.iii.152  And after some small space, being strong at heart, space (n.) 1 space of time, while AYL IV.iii.153  He sent me hither, stranger as I am, AYL IV.iii.154  To tell this story, that you might excuse AYL IV.iii.155  His broken promise, and to give this napkin, AYL IV.iii.156  Dyed in this blood, unto the shepherd youth AYL IV.iii.157  That he in sport doth call his ‘ Rosalind.’

      possibly important soliloquy. By and By.... COMMENTARY ON THEME OF FAMILY TIES

    1. Take thou no scorn to wear the horn, AYL IV.ii.15  It was a crest ere thou wast born, AYL IV.ii.16  Thy father's father wore it, AYL IV.ii.17  And thy father bore it, AYL IV.ii.18  The horn, the horn, the lusty horn, lusty (adj.) 5 lustful, sensual, sexful AYL IV.ii.19  Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.

      connected to what Duke Senior saying about hardly being able to recognize Jaques as a man because he looks more beastly. Man becomes the animal here. It's also commentary on cuckolding. Does man cuckold himself because he takes from himself in nature by bringing back civ to it?

    2. Which is he that killed the deer?   LORD AYL IV.ii.2  Sir, it was I.   JAQUES AYL IV.ii.3  Let's present him to the Duke like a Roman AYL IV.ii.4  conqueror. And it would do well to set the deer's horns AYL IV.ii.5  upon his head for a branch of victory. Have you no song, AYL IV.ii.6  forester, for this purpose?

      COMMENTARY on man taking from nature as they take in society. See annotation on other website.

    1. Come, sweet Audrey, we must be married, AYL III.iii.87  or we must live in bawdry.

      being freed in nature is supposed to be wild. But touchstone doesn't want to get wild. He wants to marry so he doesn't live in baudry. This is one example in which the cast is bringing the restrictions of civilzation with them. Wherever man goes, he tries to establish order. Order makes freedom suffer. Because freedom has no order.

    1. Can you remember any of the principal evils AYL III.ii.339  that he laid to the charge of women? charge (n.) 6 accusation, censure, blame   ROSALIND AYL III.ii.340  There were none principal, they were all like AYL III.ii.341  one another as halfpence are, every one fault seeming AYL III.ii.342  monstrous till his fellow-fault came to match it.


    1. Most mischievous foul sin, in chiding sin: chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove See Topics: Frequency count AYL II.vii.65  For thou thyself hast been a libertine, libertine (n.) 1 debaucher, reprobate, dissolute AYL II.vii.66  As sensual as the brutish sting itself, sting (n.) urging of lust, inflaming of passion AYL II.vii.67  And all th' embossed sores and headed evils embossed (adj.) 3 swollen, bulging, protuberant evil (n.) 2 malady, illness, disease headed (adj.) having come to a head, full-grown, matured AYL II.vii.68  That thou with licence of free foot hast caught AYL II.vii.69  Wouldst thou disgorge into the general world.   JAQUES AYL II.vii.70  Why, who cries out on pride AYL II.vii.71  That can therein tax any private party? AYL II.vii.72  Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea, AYL II.vii.73  Till that the weary very means do ebb? mean (n.) 4 (plural) resources, wherewithal, wealth AYL II.vii.74  What woman in the city do I name AYL II.vii.75  When that I say the city woman bears AYL II.vii.76  The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders? cost (n.) 1 outlay, expense, expenditure AYL II.vii.77  Who can come in and say that I mean her AYL II.vii.78  When such a one as she, such is her neighbour? AYL II.vii.79  Or what is he of basest function, base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality See Topics: Frequency count function (n.) 3 office, occupation, calling AYL II.vii.80  That says his bravery is not on my cost, bravery (n.) 1 finery, fine clothes, rich dress cost (n.) 1 outlay, expense, expenditure AYL II.vii.81  Thinking that I mean him, but therein suits AYL II.vii.82  His folly to the mettle of my speech? mettle, mettell (n.) 3 substance, matter AYL II.vii.83  There then, how then, what then? Let me see wherein AYL II.vii.84  My tongue hath wronged him: if it do him right, do (v.) 1 describe, depict, report right (adv.) 3 correctly, truly, accurately AYL II.vii.85  Then he hath wronged himself; if he be free, free (adj.) 5 innocent, guiltless AYL II.vii.86  Why then my taxing like a wild-goose flies, taxing (n.) criticism, censure, reproof AYL II.vii.87  Unclaimed of any man. But who come here? AYL II.vii.88  Enter Orlando forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist See Topics: Frequency count   ORLANDO AYL II.vii.88  Forbear, and eat no more.   JAQUES AYL II.vii.89  Why, I have eat none yet.


    2. He that a fool doth very wisely hit AYL II.vii.54  Doth very foolishly, although he smart, AYL II.vii.55  Not to seem senseless of the bob: if not, bob (n.) jest, jibe, taunt senseless (adj.) 1 lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling AYL II.vii.56  The wise man's folly is anatomized anatomize, annothanize (v.) dissect, reveal, lay open AYL II.vii.57  Even by the squandering glances of the fool. glance (n.) hit, innuendo, riposte squandering (adj.) random, stray, accidental AYL II.vii.58  Invest me in my motley; give me leave motley (n.) 1 distinctive dress of a fool AYL II.vii.59  To speak my mind, and I will through and through AYL II.vii.60  Cleanse the foul body of th' infected world, AYL II.vii.61  If they will patiently receive my medicine.


    3. Enter Duke Senior, Amiens, and Lords, dressed as AYL II.vii.2  foresters, or outlaws

      The Duke Senior is trying to escape his identity by dressing like a forester or outlaw:

      THEME: IDENTITY (does this play into another theme we see?)

    4. I think he be transformed into a beast, AYL II.vii.2  For I can nowhere find him like a man.

      Commentary on man as animal among animals when in nature. What about when in society?

    5. A fool, a fool! I met a fool i'th' forest, AYL II.vii.13  A motley fool – a miserable world! – motley (adj.) in the distinctive [multicoloured] dress of a fool AYL II.vii.14  As I do live by food, I met a fool, AYL II.vii.15  Who laid him down, and basked him in the sun, AYL II.vii.16  And railed on Lady Fortune in good terms, rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about] See Topics: Frequency count AYL II.vii.17  In good set terms, and yet a motley fool. set (adj.) 3 carefully composed, deliberately expressed AYL II.vii.18  ‘ Good morrow, fool,’ quoth I. ‘ No, sir,’ quoth he, morrow (n.) morning See Topics: Frequency count quoth (v.) said See Topics: Frequency count AYL II.vii.19  ‘ Call me not fool till heaven hath sent me fortune.’ AYL II.vii.20  And then he drew a dial from his poke, dial (n.) watch, timepiece, pocket sundial poke (n.) pocket, wallet, bag AYL II.vii.21  And looking on it, with lack-lustre eye, lack-lustre (adj.) sombre, solemn, grave AYL II.vii.22  Says, very wisely, ‘ It is ten o'clock.’ AYL II.vii.23  ‘ Thus we may see,’ quoth he, ‘ how the world wags: quoth (v.) said See Topics: Frequency count wag (v.) 3 move, stir, rouse AYL II.vii.24  'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, AYL II.vii.25  And after one hour more 'twill be eleven, AYL II.vii.26  And so from hour to hour we ripe, and ripe, ripe (v.) ripen, mature AYL II.vii.27  And then from hour to hour we rot, and rot, AYL II.vii.28  And thereby hangs a tale.’ When I did hear AYL II.vii.29  The motley fool thus moral on the time, moral (v.) moralize, sermonize AYL II.vii.30  My lungs began to crow like Chanticleer AYL II.vii.31  That fools should be so deep-contemplative; AYL II.vii.32  And I did laugh, sans intermission, intermission (n.) 2 respite, pause, rest sans (prep.) without AYL II.vii.33  An hour by his dial. O noble fool! dial (n.) watch, timepiece, pocket sundial AYL II.vii.34  A worthy fool: motley's the only wear!

      THEME: Age of man; order of man?Bold

    1. as all is mortal in nature, so is AYL II.iv.51  all nature in love mortal in folly.

      Touchstone is so Romantic


    2. Ay, now am I in Arden, the more fool I. AYL II.iv.14  When I was at home I was in a better place, but travellers AYL II.iv.15  must be content.

      Touchstone doesn't like this place much.

    1. I beseech you, punish me not with your hard AYL I.ii.172  thoughts, wherein I confess me much guilty to deny so AYL I.ii.173  fair and excellent ladies anything. But let your fair eyes AYL I.ii.174  and gentle wishes go with me to my trial: wherein if I be gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind AYL I.ii.175  foiled, there is but one shamed that was never gracious; gracious (adj.) 4 in favour, enjoying grace, esteemed AYL I.ii.176  if killed, but one dead that is willing to be so. I shall do AYL I.ii.177  my friends no wrong, for I have none to lament me; the AYL I.ii.178  world no injury, for in it I have nothing: only in the AYL I.ii.179  world I fill up a place which may be better supplied AYL I.ii.180  when I have made it empty.  

      for character analysis

    1. The Forest has done its work-it has educated some, repaired fraternal relationships, brought the lovers to a fuller awareness of their own feelings. Now, they can return to what will be, we sense, a much better and fuller life in the court.

      yet, there is also a kind of sadness....GENDER ROLES

    2. The pastoral convention allows the exiled aristocrats to criticize the court for its violence and corruption. This criticism is based on the illusion that the banished lords are shepherds this illusion in As You Like It breaks down when we realize that the so-called shepherds are courtiers of the court they pretend to criticized. Jacques points out that the natural life in Arden is as cruel and unnatural as the other. It is because here also men usurp the forest from the deer and kill them in their native dwelling place.

      there is a quote that goes to this. FIND IT

    3. Touchstone likes to have a fling at these lovers. But he goes a step further. He woos the rustic Audrey and, with folly, he frightens away his rival William. His marriage is a satire on the pastoral marriage because while others fall in love with beauty, he with ugliness. Touchstone delivers a lecture on the theme of pastoral life which he dislikes. Finding himself in Arden he feels: Ay, now am I in Arden, the more fool I. when I was at home I was in a better place , but travelers must be content Touchstone reminds that there are such things as domestic comfort in the court, later in Act III, scene ii, he criticizes the shepherd‘s life.

      touchstone analysis

    4. But a close analysis of the play will demonstrate an uneasiness or dissatisfactionwith the pastoral on the part of the dramatist. In fact, As you like it is not merely a pastoral romance. It is also an ironical commentary on pastoral life -a commentary that works itself out through Rosalind‘s humour, the cynicism of Jaques, the pungent humour of Touchstone, and the sentimental exaggeration of the Silvius -Phebe episode. Rosalind has to struggle against the pastoral lovers-silvius and Phebe. Silivius is the victim of love-sickness. He is blind to all the defects of Phebe in the goodness of devotion. But Phebe is cold to him and turns her attention to Rosalind disguised as Ganymede.

      good shit. find a way to word it where it makes sense to audience

    5. The forest of Arden embodies the freedom of spirit and it allows people to be themselves to make choices that determine their roles ,functions, and relations with each other rather than having these forced on them.

      gender roles

    6. symbol of liberty. So Celia says: Now go we in content To liberty and not to banishment.


    7. Life in Arden is free from the .painted pomp. and flattery of the court. It is simple and natural –hard but sweet. Duke Senior goes to Arden to seek peace, freedom, and serenity in the midst of natural sights and sounds. Here he finds: . . . . Tongues in trees, books in running brooks sermons in stones and good in everything..


    1. "painted pomp," "the envious court," and "public haunt" give way to the uncomplicated rewards of a life close to trees and running brooks. Here, the banished Duke Senior and his "co-mates and brothers in exile" find their existence "sweet

      good quote

    2. The grand movement of the play, then, is from organized society to the country, from constraint to freedom, and from hardship to joy. "Now go we in content," Celia says on the eve of her exile, "to liberty, and not to banishment."


    3. Touchstone, on the other hand, is an example of Shakespeare's sense of irony about pastoral joys,

      yes. He kinda hates it there in the forest. He really doesn't enjoy having made the choice to go with Rosalind, although she did kinda drag him along with her.

    4. Touchstone mocks the contradictory nature of the desires ideally resolved by pastoral life — that is, to be at the same time at court and in the fields and to enjoy both the advantages of rank, in addition to the advantages of the classless estate of Arden.

      contradictions humorous

    5. Silvius and Phebe find their places in Shakespeare's complex Arden, their romancing is presented as frankly artificial


    6. Silvius and Phebe, pastoral stereotypes, provide another instance of the opposition between the natural and the unnatural, which is always a dominant thematic concern of the play.


    7. fulfillment of the universal longing to flee burdensome realities and find quietude and peace.

      but peace comes at a cost and we find ourselves returning back to reestablishing the norms in society we once had to create order for easier living. Yet when too much, it is overburdening, and escape is sought once again.

    8. But to achieve full contentment they have had to adjust themselves to the natural hardships of their lot — "the icy fang / And churlish chiding of the winter's wind

      just as much give and take for freed as there is for society. Bear the icy fang of nature? Or icy fang of society--Fredrick?