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Freshman Composition and Shakespeare

One of the options for satifying the LS&A freshman composition requirement was to take a class on Shakespeare. The section I took was in Mason Hall up on the second floor. It turned out to be a lot of work but quite enjoyable.

Mason Hall is behind Angell Hall and is connected by the Fishbowl. If you walked out of the Fishbowl you would enter the Diag.

If your walk cross the Diag eventually you get to the Engineering Arch. While my buddies in Engineering didn't have to take freshman comp they did have to take Thermodynamics.


"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
"To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?"
"Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit"

Romeo and Juliet

"O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear;"
"Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel,-- Will they not hear? What, ho! you men, you beasts, That quench the fire of your pernicious rage With purple fountains issuing from your veins, On pain of torture, from those bloody hands Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground"
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;"
"A plague o' both your houses! They have made worms' meat of me: I have it, And soundly too: your houses!"

King Lear

"Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! "
"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods. They kill us for their sport."

Twelfth Night

"but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em"
"Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?"