an important factual presentation by me
All the facts.
It’s true that egyptians were not white but Cleopatra was the daughter of Ptholomäus, a greek general and her name means “the pride of her father”. Plus, she was obsessed with being white and used a lot of cosmetics to make lighten her skin
PTOLEMAIC PHARAOHS WERE GREEK. I WILL SCREAM THIS FROM ROOFTOPS UNTIL THE DAY I DIE. I GET IT, WHITEWASHING IS AWFUL AND IT SUCKS. I AGREE. BUT MAYBE CHOOSE A BETTER EXAMPLE.
Hi. Would you please direct me to Hamlet text written in 'Todays english'? I have been banging my head against the original version and can't understand it all. Problem is that english is not my first language. But I want to read it before 2nd October, a deadline I set up for myself I don't even know why! Please help. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
Okay so this exists if you look up no fear shakespeare BUT that translation is awful and often inaccurate so you’ll get a superficial understanding of what goes down without being able to see any nuance.
I would encourage you to give up on your arbitrary October 2 deadline. Since Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest work, it’s probably going to take hella time to get through. If you can find a movie version you like in your first language/ with subtitles in your first language that could help you out a lot. It would probably be better for you to read a good translation of Hamlet in your first language rather than the ‘today’s english’ version.
If you’re not feeling any of that, the folger version has act/ scene summaries written in/ you can use my summary to keep tabs on what’s going on (in the summaries I wrote at least a sentence about each scene most of the time)/ you can use the plot summary on the Hamlet wikipedia page in your first language.
When I find myself reading and not comprehending I usually backtrack to where I stopped understanding and start writing hella notes to myself about what I think is going on. I also like having the character list separate from the play so I have it as a handy reference when people I don’t remember pop up.
I wish you all the best in your battle with the moody dane & if anyone else has tips/ tricks please tell me!
What I’ve always done and what I encouraged my students to do if they were having problems was to read the Sparknotes summary (or Cliff Notes, or whatever notes were available). That helped because then when I was reading the actual text, since I knew what was going to happen I could concentrate on the language and poetry and the millions of other things going on instead of trying to tease out the plot.
Why is it my availability that is never respected? I. Don’t. Work. On. Sundays. It’s my guaranteed day away from the store and the bullshit that goes with it. I bet other associates don’t get phone calls on their unavailable days. You don’t want to pay overtime? Not my problem. I was the only one you could call because we don’t have enough people hired to “let me” have my day off? Again, not my problem.
The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that … and we all should be too.