Posted by Lotg on May 15, 2003
In Reply to: I need help with a quote, reply as soon as possible plz posted by Vudoodude on May 12, 2003
: : : : : Can someone plz e-mail me a quote from shakespeare, or anything that has to do with tragic hero, specifically romeo. I am writing an essay, and i'm looking for a good introduction, somewhere along the lines of, what makes a tragic hero, tis more nobler to die for love then to die for oneself, or anything that would do as a good opening. I really need help, so plz e-mail me, i'd greatly appreciate it.
: : : : : sincerely
: : : : : Vudoodude@hotmail.com
: : : : But what do YOU think? Wouldn't you be better off with your own point to view, instead of borrowing someone else's words? Opinions about Romeo vary all over the place: some see him as the embodiment of tragic hero; others find evidence to call him an immature, impulsive fool, thinking with his glands (not exactly a rare affliction for teenage boys with a crush, and hardly the stuff of tragedy). I'd be willing to guess you're not far from Romeo in age; If you were Mercutio, how would you advise your friend? Are the ancient hatreds of the two families impossible to overcome? Is Romeo just a byproduct of the gang warfare?
: : : : And yo dude work on the spelling before you turn in the essay. Plz.
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: : : Thanks for the help, but I was thinking of something more along the lines of famous quotes from philosphers, or something like that. I'm just asking for help from people who share my view point, and possibly from those who debate against it, because then I may be able to answer questions that may relate in the essay. This way, I can create a better essay that not only serves it's purpose of speaking of my supporting side, but also leave those who do not share the same view points to at least think things over again.
: : Yeah, I know. Eventually, you'll find, and drag out, Aristotle on tragic flaw, and your work will be done. But - speaking as one who used to teach Shakespeare (during the last ice age) - I can tell you that 45% of your classmates will, too. There are very few guarantees in life, but I can guarantee you this: your teacher will be happier to see an original thought that represents a genuine point of view, however you express it, than to see Aristotle pro-and-con one more time.
: : Then again, my guarantee depends on your teacher being a thnking human being who appreciates a little original effort, not a robot who expects the conventional. Hmmm. I may have given you dangerous advice. You can google "tragic flaw" and give poor old Aristotle one more go.
: Well, Thanks for your advice everybody! In the end, I took your advice on originality, and found that it was not realy needed, since only five people of a class of twenty six handed it in! I'm not angry at the fact that I look like a browner because I do the work I am asked to, but actually I feel a better, knowing that they won't make it far in life, and that I have one less competition in the future.
: Hey Bob, surely you have to give Vudoodude some credit for at least asking about for ideas??? He could have sat on his butt (an American term I believe) with writer's block and achieved nothing. Asking for quotes, or any other ideas, doesn't mean he has to use them, they can act as triggers too. And there can be an art to plaguerism and the manipulation thereof. Plus, receiving such information from other sources, can be additional education in itself.
It doesn't sound to me like Vudoodude is at great risk of becoming one of the cloned masses. I hope not anyway.