And now, we interrupt your regularly scheduled studying for a paragraph that will never, ever appear in my final Shakespeare paper. But I like it, so I’m showing it to you.
Helen, with her masculine actions, is very focused on romance, which is often associated with women. For sho. The only Greek god who has had more sex than Venus is Zeus, and he’s not the God of Love now is he? (Actually, he should be the God of Rape instead of Thunder, unless Thunder is a synonym for Rape, then I guess this parenthetical shouldn’t exist). ANYWAY, Helen is masculine with a feminine goal. Marina is feminine with a masculine goal. And I like the mix. I don’t know what the mixing means, but I like it all the same.
Helen is from All’s Well That Ends Well. Marina is from Pericles: Prince of Tyre. My final Shakespeare paper is comparing the two, more specifically, comparing their associations with masculinity and femininity. I will then launch on an analysis of how geographical setting represents the growth and development of the characters into their masculine or feminine selves. (Spoiler Alert: In conclusion, there is no conclusion).
This paragraph was written late Sunday night. The paper was due this morning before 8:00am. This paragraph is all that’s left of what happened that Sunday. I hope you laughed.
Discussion Question: What’s the best paper you’ve ever written for class? Is it awesome because the professor/TA loved it or hated it? Elaborate.