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  1. Apr 2018
    1. Theskyitself,shecouldnothelpthinking,hadchanged.Itwasnolongersothick,sowatery,soprismaticnowthatKingEdward--see,therehewas,steppingoutofhisneatbroughamtogoandvisitacertainladyopposite--hadsucceededQueenVictoria.Thecloudshadshrunktoathingauze;theskyseemedmadeofmetal,whichinhotweathertarnishedverdigris,coppercolourororangeasmetaldoesinafog.Itwasalittlealarming--thisshrinkage.

      I found this interesting how the weather changed so quickly after King Edward took over the throne from Queen Victoria. As we know from the start of Chapter 5, the Victorian era was dark and gloomy. Now that it is a new chapter, it goes onto another era in time, when King Edward takes the power. With the rise of a new era, it also is a new birth for a brighter future and the country is becoming more and more modernized, but this is not really the case. This is interesting because how rapid the change is able to take place, showing how fast time is passing. The new era is completely different from the one before, contrasting with the Victorian times, as described by the biographer in this section, everything was brighter and the sky is no longer filled with gloomy cloud, but instead metals. The light serves as a guide for the people to move forward when the women were in aprons, showing how gender roles are changing. On the other hand, we associate light with something positive, but during this time,things were also shrink in size, like the amount of fertilized plants and family sizes.

  2. Feb 2018
  3. engl22049.commons.gc.cuny.edu engl22049.commons.gc.cuny.edu
    1. My thoughts are ripe inmischief.I’ll sacrifice the lamb that I do loveTo spite a raven’s heart within a dove.

      The literary device used for "My thoughts are ripe in mischief" is a metaphor, by comparing Orsino's thoughts to ripe in mischief. This shows that Orsino he is having trouble piecing out his thinking and doesn't know how to respond to the situation. He loves Olivia and can't take the fact that Olivia desires his servant, Cesario. Moreover, he puts all his trust onto Cesario and told him everything, but in Orsino's point of view, he thinks that Cesario has betrayed him. For the second part, the literary device used is imagery of creating a picture of what Orsino would do for love. He will sacrifice an innocent life to gain back what wants, Olivia's love. Adding on, symbolism also plays a role here where lamb symbolizes innocence because of the purity of its fur color and the raven and dove symbolizes that Orsino will not get what he wants because of birds ability to fly. In short, Orsino's decision of what to do with Cesario is triggering his mind, but even if Cesario dies, Olivia heart will not be his, it will fly away to somewhere peaceful and away from the evil Orsino, if he murders Cesario.