Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 2

 — 3.2 — In her bedchamber, Juliet impatiently waited for night to come so that Romeo could come to her. Juliet said to herself, “Phaëthon went to his father, the god Apollo, and asked to be allowed to drive the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 12: First Ledge — Exempla of Pride” and  “Canto 13: Second Ledge — Envy (Sapia)”

Canto 12: First Ledge — Exempla of Pride Which works of visual art can be found in Canto 12? What is their didactic (educational) purpose? The huge stones the prideful sinners carry force them to look at the ground, where … Continue reading

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