2011-2012 Book Lists

  My proposed book lists for the 2011-2012 school year: English 8 Lord of the Flies (Summer Reading) D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Mythology The Burial at Thebes (Seamus Heaney's translation of Antigone) Romeo and Juliet (Folger Library Edition) The Tempest (Folger Library Edition) Poetry: A Pocket Anthology A Short Guide to Writing about Literature English … Continue reading 2011-2012 Book Lists

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“Violent Ends”: A Chronological Summary of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Many students and casual readers tend to overlook the rapidity of Romeo and Juliet's narrative, which is unfortunate given the heightened sense of anxiety -- and thus sublimity -- that this hurried pace adds to the reading or viewing experience. The lovers' courtship is explosively fast, so it follows that their demise should be explosively … Continue reading “Violent Ends”: A Chronological Summary of ‘Romeo and Juliet’