Bird Imagery in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ – Part 2

Continued from Part 1 The presence of some birds in Macbeth does not directly characterize people, but instead, their presence could mean the revealing of what people are. This is because some birds can speak. After learning of Banquo's death and being visited by the ghost of his murdered friend, Macbeth worries that some natural truth-teller will …

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Bird Imagery in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ – Part 1

This is a paper I wrote in college for a class on the works of Shakespeare. As a side note, the Professor for this class was one of the best I had. You could go into his class hating English and literature and come out with at least an enjoyment of it. His love for …

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When Your Calling is Home

"You are not here to get your 'Mrs.' degree." It was my first week at college and I was in a "freshman seminar" class (which was as  pointless as it was a waste of time). The professor spoke these words to her new students to make sure that they knew one thing: by the time …

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