Review and Commentary on The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Image from Goodreads. Author: Leo Tolstoy Publisher: Bantam Classics Tolstoy is one of those authors I have always been meaning to read but only make a half-hearted effort to get around to. For example, I have had a copy of "War and Peace" on my shelf for almost three years now. Every time I look …

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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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