"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Friday, November 18, 2011

Love's Labor's Lost

Another silly play by Shakespeare is Love's Labor's Lost, which is all about a bunch of college guys who make a rediculous promise to one another only to break it. Sharp and witty dialog equals humorous.

Even though this play is a comedy, it has a somewhat sad ending that cuts the humor short. So, be prepared for that. Subjects that Shakespeare addresses in this play are:
  • Pain begets pain
  • Unnecessary restraint; creating more pain, sorrow, and complications than necessary
  • Light and Darkness: a light heart lives long
  • Breaking laws and oathes by necessity, keeping and breaking oathes forsworn
  • Sweet fellowship in shame
  • "No such sport as sport by sport o'erthrown"

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