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An Illustration or Two . . .

Recently, I pointed out several instances in which knowing references to Shakespeare could help someone understand certain cultural allusions. In the last couple of weeks, my class has run into a couple of situations where knowing Biblical references¬†was useful. Recently, for example, when my sophomore students finished their reading of Stephen Vincent Benet’s short story […]

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Knowing the Bible and Shakespeare

Some time ago, I came across a reference which stated that the American pioneers moving westward generally carried two books with them: the Bible and Shakespeare. I do not remember where I originally read this, but it is apparently an idea well-accepted enough that it is referred to in many other places on-line.¬†Shakespeare in American […]

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