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  1. Apr 2018
    1. Asshespoke,thefirststrokeofmidnightsounded.Thecoldbreezeofthepresentbrushedherfacewithitslittlebreathoffear.Shelookedanxiouslyintothesky.Itwasdarkwithcloudsnow.Thewindroaredinherears.Butintheroarofthewindsheheardtheroarofanaeroplanecomingnearerandnearer.'Here!Shel,here!'shecried,baringherbreasttothemoon(whichnowshowedbright)sothatherpearlsglowed--liketheeggsofsomevastmoon-spider.Theaeroplanerushedoutofthecloudsandstoodoverherhead.Ithoveredaboveher.Herpearlsburntlikeaphosphorescentflareinthedarkness.AndasShelmerdine,nowgrownafineseacaptain,hale,fresh-coloured,andalert,leapttotheground,theresprangupoverhisheadasinglewildbird.'Itisthegoose!'Orlandocried.'Thewildgoose...'Andthetwelfthstrokeofmidnightsounded;thetwelfthstrokeofmidnight,Thursday,theeleventhofOctober,NineteenhundredandTwentyEight.

      This is the end of the book. In this ending scene, Orlando reflects on her pass. This goes from her welcoming the Queen, to the encounter with Sasha, marrying Shel, now welcoming him back, and entering the 20th century. By now, over 400 years have passed, and Orlando is in her mid thirties. It may have seem in the beginning that she changed and transformed during every passing century, but now it's more clear that every century that pass, Orlando was growing and maturing rather than transforming into a different person. The pass memories and events are there, and she did not simply threw them aside. Instead, she used it to build herself. Her acceptance by Greene shows the maturity of her as a person of society, and her worries for Shel shows her maturity as a wife. The passing of the centuries simply symbolized her stages of life and now she has reached maturity.

  2. Mar 2018
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    1. Yet I suppose him virtuous, know him noble,Of great estate, of fresh and stainless youth;In voices well divulged, free, learned, and valiant,And in dimension and the shape of natureA gracious person. But yet I cannot love him.

      Economic and social status determines choices when it comes to love and desire. Olivia for example, is wealthy and holds a high status in society. From this wealth and status, she is able to have a wider range of choices than a traditional woman when it comes to love and desire. The scene that shows this is the first time Cesario meets Olivia. "Yet I suppose him virtuous, know him noble,/Of great estate, of fresh and stainless youth;/...But yet I cannot love him" (I, v, 260-264). These words from Olivia to Cesario reveals that because of Olivia's wealth and status, Orsino's "great estate" and "noble" status is not attractive to her. If Olivia did not have this wealth or even had a direct male family member, she would not be able to have such dominance and freedom of choice. Instead, she would have to value economics over her personal lust, and if she had a male family member, he would have more control over who and what she has desire of. But with her father and brother dead, she essentially holds the power they once had. In combination with the estate and wealth, she is able to take on a masculine role to enhance her ability to fulfill her personal desires.

  4. Feb 2018
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    1. For the rain it raineth every day.

      "With hey, ho, the wind and the rain" and "For the rain it raineth every day" uses repetition as a literary device. These two lines are repeated throughout the Fool's song. This device places an emphasis on these two lines. Wind and rain are typically associated with negative things. Repeating these two lines presents the idea that reality is harsh. Looking at the last two lines, "But that's all one, our play is done," "And we'll strive to please you every day.", the Fool is trying to say that they will always try to please you. This conveys the message that the reality of life is harsh, but there are people in life whom are like the fool to entertain you, and moments in life that will be foolish and distract you from reality.