In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday, here are this week’s Friday 5 questions!
- In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lysander says,
“Ay me! for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth…” How has this proven (or not proven) to be the case in your life? It seems to have run smooth, for me anyways. I was married at 19, and am still madly in love.
- In Hamlet, the title character says, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” Who in your life has proven this not to be true? And if you’re willing to share, who in your life has proven this to be completely true? My mom was never a frail woman. She has always been a strong role model I think. My grandma however is extremely frail to this day. She looks and acts the part well.
- In The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pistol says,
“Why then the world’s mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open.” Ignoring the possible sexual meaning here, how do you feel about oysters? I’ve never tried them but I’d like to.
- In The Merchant of Venice, Lorenzo says,
“The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not mov’d with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.” Do you agree, and have you known anyone who seemed to be completely unmoved by any kind of music? I’m really not sure.
- Is Shakespeare overrated, or is he truly the western world’s greatest writer? If you can understand it I think it could be great, but personally I really don’t care for it.
Thanks for indulging this English teacher, and may the light that breaks through yonder window be the dawn of a happy weekend!