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  • May 15 / 2015
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A Different Kind of “Classics”: Role Reversal in Shakespeare

A book by William Shakespeare

 

by Rebecca Gove, M.A.T.

Shakespeare places a special emphasis on women in his plays, bringing the notion of the unusual, intriguing woman into the very heart of his corpus by employing strong, independent women as some of the most intriguing of all his characters. In particular, the tragedy Macbeth and the comedy Much Ado About Nothing allow his audience to explore a type of woman whom they would have never before envisioned; that is, the sharp, clever woman who desires the traits, feelings, and characteristics of men. This type of metaphorical role-reversal demonstrates a powerful reaction to male-dominated society and allows these two women, Lady Macbeth and Beatrice, to reject the passivity that is expected of them in order to take back some semblance of control over their own destinies. By examining how and why these women want to be men, it is possible to gain important insight into the roles of women in Shakespeare as well how Shakespeare uses women as instigators to further the action of his dramas. Continue Reading

  • May 08 / 2015
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25 maps That Explain the English Language

English Language

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

The English language is spoken in dozens of countries around the world. Check out this great article (with interesting accompanying maps and charts) by Libby Nelson and find out how English got started and then evolved into all its variations spoken today! Continue Reading

  • Jun 09 / 2014
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Verb Principal Parts

Two old books with a pair of glasses on top

 

by Magister Andrew

Hey, cyber-friends!

Glad you stopped by the Carmenta Online Language School English Blog. Today’s grammar entry is on verb principal parts in English. Continue Reading

  • May 29 / 2014
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Infinitive Mood

Old English books

 

by Magister Andrew

Hey, all you grammar geeks!

I’m glad you took the time to browse through the Carmenta Online Language School English Blog. Today’s grammar entry deals with the infinitive mood in English. Continue Reading

  • May 26 / 2014
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Subjunctive Mood

First page of Beowulf from the damaged Nowell Codex

 

by Magister Andrew

Greetings, grammar junkies!

I’m glad that you took a minute to look at the Carmenta Online Language School English Blog. Today’s grammar entry deals with the subjunctive mood in English. Continue Reading

  • May 23 / 2014
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Imperative Mood

An English dictionary open to the page with the word English

 

by Magister Andrew

Hey, grammarians!

Welcome to the Carmenta Online Language School English Blog. Today’s grammar entry deals with the imperative mood in English.
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  • May 19 / 2014
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Indicative Mood

English dictionaries

 

by Magister Andrew

Hey there, grammar enthusiasts!

Thanks for taking a peek at the Carmenta Online Language School English Blog. Today’s grammar entry is about the indicative mood. Continue Reading

  • May 15 / 2014
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Verb Mood

The word English written on a blackboard

 

by Magister Andrew

Welcome, grammarians!

Thanks for taking a moment to browse the Carmenta Online Language School English Blog. Today’s grammar entry deals with verb moods in English. Continue Reading

  • May 12 / 2014
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Indirect Statement

 

by Magister Andrew

Hey, everyone!

Thanks for stopping by the Carmenta Online Language School English Blog. Today’s grammar entry is on the indirect statement. Continue Reading

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