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  1. Apr 2016
    1. The dear repose for limbs with travel tired; But then begins a journey in my head, To work my mind, when body's work's expired:

      rePOSE, traVEL, beGINS, exPired.

    1. The revolution changed everything

      Did it really? I mean Les Misérables didn't go so well. Oh wait never mind I see. True true. Revolution. Slavery would not be abolished for another hundred years, but the Revolution saw the dawn of an organized abolitionist movement. English traditions such as land inheritance laws were swept away almost immediately. The Anglican Church in America could no longer survive. After all, the official head of the Church of England was the British monarch. States experimented with republican ideas when drafting their own constitutions during the war. All these major changes would be felt by Americans before the dawn of the nineteenth century.

      The American Revolution produced a new outlook among its people that would have ramifications long into the future. Groups excluded from immediate equality such as slaves and women would draw their later inspirations from revolutionary sentiments. Americans began to feel that their fight for liberty was a global fight. Future democracies would model their governments on ours. There are few events that would shake the world order like the success of the American patriotic cause. From slavery to women's rights, from religious life to voting, American attitudes would be forever changed.Interesting how Shakespeare was about part of that.

    2. generation after generation of Americans has fallen under his spell”

      I wouldn't agree. A lot of us students have a love-hate relationship with shakespeare and his works. While they are enjoyable, they are hard to understand at times. A lot of people who enjoy literature-most people who enjoy literature-enjoy shakespeare. Most people who enjoy plays and dramas, enjoy shakespears. Not all people like shakespeare, though.

    3. In a moment of tragic irony, Shakespeare also played a bizarre part in Lincoln’s assassination. John Wilkes Booth was the brother of Edwin Booth, a popular and celebrated actor. The assassin identified Brutus in Julius Caesar as a role model in his struggle against tyranny. A letter written before the shooting in Ford’s Theatre appealed to the play’s authority. “But alas!” wrote Booth, “Caesar must bleed for it.