Disneyland and Shakespeare?

Every American that has been through high school has probably read Shakespeare at least once in his/her lifetime. From Romeo and Juliet to Julius Caesar to Hamlet, Shakespeare’s plays are known throughout the world, and have created many of the prototypes and cliches seen in literature today. However, most students hate Shakespeare. It’s hard to […]

To Apply or Not to Apply?

As the final deadlines for private school college applications rapidly approaches, I find myself relating to the indecisiveness and inclinations to contemplate as Hamlet demonstrated in one of Shakespeare’s most notable tragedies. Although I already have a list of schools I know that I’m definitely applying to, there are a couple on the list I […]

College Ready? Combating College Level Writing Prompts

        Recently, my AP Literature class finished reading Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most known tragedy. Shakespeare’s writing is always on a deeper level than the modern novels you would see today, as it engages your brain in comprehending Old-English, full of flourishes and embellishments, as well as the culture and society of a different time period. […]

I did it!

One of the best feelings in life that a person can experience is that of achievement and accomplishment. After long periods of procrastination, hard work, and complaining, you can finally look back and say, “I did it.” It’s a feeling of release, of happiness, of solace, all combined into  one beautiful emotion. Finishing my college […]

To Read or Not to Read: Views on Shakespeare

When the word “Shakespeare” is mentioned, people often have one general emotion about it. They either abhor his writings, or they adore his works. Students in school generally dislike his literary pieces, even though they are considered masterpieces of time, because they are forced to read it and are graded on it, and because it […]

Iago – Taking Ideas to the Next Level

In our AP English 4 class, we are currently reading Shakespeare’s play, Othello. If you’ve ever read Othello, you probably know Iago, the villain and antagonist of the story, is the most focused on character in the whole book. To me (and probably to many others too), Iago, with his scheming tactics and clever manipulation, […]