This essay Ironic Sketches of a Little Town has a total of 1962 words and 9 pages.
Ironic Sketches of a Little Town
It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other people can appreciate and subsequently find gaiety therein. Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one\'s need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their lives.
Leacock is known for his profound ironic and satirical wit but, in the case of Sunshine Sketches, he offers aspects of tragic irony and sagacious insight with regards to everyday, small-town life as well, which serves to further enhance the value of his humour.
Just as Leacock was interested in the techniques of humor, he was interested in the language of humor. Besides the careful selection of language, said Leacock, humor demanded a "great naturalness" of language, the use of phrases and forms so simple that writers straining after effect would never get them. [Critics] felt that one of the main reasons for Leacock\'s success was that his style was that of "a talker rather than a writer". Another said..."He talked to the world. And the talk was good." (Curry. p.242-243)
Satire is defined as a genre in which the author attacks some object, using his means of wit or humour that is either fantastic or absurd. In the case of Sunshine Sketches, Leacock\'s target is a fictitious small town in southern Ontario, which could be, and often is, compared to all other small towns across the country. Leacock immerses the reader amidst a collection of ordinary characters who become extraordinary due to Leacock\'s grasp of the comedy within human nature and the scope of small-town culture and tradition.
By utilizing elements of both comic and tragic irony, which by definition suggest varying divisions between words or events and their contexts, Leacock not only creates a humorous environment for his characters, but also one in which the reader may laugh at situations and idiosyncrasies which are strikingly similar to their own. Events such as the sinking of the Mariposa Belle in six feet of water and the subsequent rescue attempts by Mariposans, the comedic courting rituals of the extremely shy Peter Pupkin, and the inane attempts to raise money on behalf of the church are all examples of these sharp, ironic situations.
To understand the irony in any work, one must first appreciate the context of such a work. With regards to Sunshine Sketches, the town of Mariposa resembles any other town of its day; a place where everybody knows everybody, and the distinctness of character is very apparent among the citizens. The events are simplistic and possess an unstated air of politeness and manners that couldn\'t be found in larger cities. What the reader is exposed to is a good-natured, well-intentioned group of people who simply live Murphy\'s Law; that what can go wrong, surely will, and definitely does. Leacock adds the satirical and ironic twists to each storyline which enlightens the otherwise mundane happenings in the community. The ideas that those on the sinking ship eventually save the rescuers, or that all fund raising contributions are conditional on non-existent actual donations, or that the community\'s illiterate hotel owner is elected into political office by way of trickery and manipulation, are all representations of these twists.
The context of all irony lies in the knowledge of comparison. Leacock himself said:
Comparison is the very soul of humor...It is the discovery of resemblance and the lack of it that builds up the contrasts, discrepancies, and incongruities on which...humor depends.
If something that is well understood to suggest one thing, is suddenly used to suggest something completely different, the result can often be hilarious; such is the case with Sunshine Sketches. The first story introduces the reader to Josh Smith, but more important, this story creates the framework within which the ridiculous happenings of Mariposa will take place. The context and the nature of the town and those who run it is established very early as the notion of population is discussed:
...the Canadian census puts the numbers every time at something round five thousand. But it is
Topics Related to Ironic Sketches of a Little Town
Humour, Genres, New Canadian Library, Stephen Leacock, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Sunshine Sketches, Satire, Irony
Essays Related to Ironic Sketches of a Little Town
Japan 322 Japan 322 February 12, 1997 Prof. Janice Brown Grade:82% The Triumph of Gorsh the Cellist Miyazawa Kenji's children's story Gorsh the Cellist takes us on a journey of discovery about the human condition and overwhelms us with a tale of triumph. Each step is like a microcosm of the whole - as though each step were a journey in itself. Kenji's stories are set against the whole of the universe - a world replete with people, animals, and all the elements of nature. All hold discourse together.
Why do we hear so much about family these days Perhaps it is because Why do we hear so much about family these days? Perhaps it is because relationships between family members are assumed to be the prototype for all other social relations. In the novels, The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, Roddy Doyle shows his support of the family as an institution. Each character demonstrates strength and direction within the family unit. However, when the stability of the family is threatened, each character breaks down along with the family itself. When we think of fa
Ironic Sketches of a Little Town Ironic Sketches of a Little Town It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other people can appreciate and subsequently find gaiety therein. Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one's need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their liv
Tribulation and Comedy in Lucky Jim Tribulation and Comedy in Lucky Jim Lawson Winder ENG OA Mrs. Wilson Friday, November 22, 1996 Tribulation and Comedy in Lucky Jim Despite misfortunes, comedy possesses the ability to elevate one's mood in distressing or unhappy times. The sweet flavour comedy adds to life makes many situations much more palatable. In Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, the Jim Dixon character is cast into unfavourable relations with other characters who make his existence quite trying. Jim's involvement with Margaret is
Make this field active and press CTRL-V Make this field active and press CTRL-V Book Review Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and
Danny Connolly 113 Danny Connolly 11.3 Compare and contrast two poems which are on the theme of racial prejudice The two poems that I am going to compare are Strange Fruit and Telephone conversation which both feature racial prejudice. The first of the two poems that I will study is Strange Fruit. This is a very simple and meaningful poem. The author of this poem is writing about what was happening to the black people of the southern states of America. It shows exactly what happens to them when captured whi
In William Shakespeare's Hamlet contrast plays a major role Characters In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, contrast plays a major role. Characters have foils, scenes and ideas contrast each other, sometimes within the same soliloquy. One such contrast occurs in Act Five, Scene One, in the graveyard. Here, the relatively light mood in the first half is offset by the grave and somber mood in the second half. The scene opens with two clowns, who function as a sort of comic relief. This is necessary, after the tension of Ophelia's breakdown (and subsequent death), and
SUPERSTITIONS SUPERSTITIONS The tragedy of Macbeth was written by Shakespeare in 1606 and produced in 1610. Macbeth is the most concentrated of Shakespeare's tragedies. The action gushes forward with great speed from the beginning to end. The main characters in the play are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, who are very noble, but their evil ambition ultimately causes their downfall and death. The play focuses around evil, greed and the supernatural. The play was written by Shakespeare for the king at that time, sin
Movie Review of Jerry Maguire Movie Review of Jerry Maguire If you want to take a break from the frigid air of a Montreal winter, go to see Jerry Maguire; it will be sure to warm your heart. If you're like me, you're a little tired of going to see big name stars in overly hyped, big time busts. Combine that with the fact that sports movies are rarely impressive, (Necessary Roughness?!? The Program?!?) and I have to say that my hopes were not too high for this movie. Let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised. The title cha
When looking at the crime film it is important to understand the natur When looking at the crime film it is important to understand the nature of the films genre. The genre is a way for the audience to distinguish types of films. These are categorised together because of standard protocols developed for a particular types or styles of film. These films usually follow similar guidelines in order to produce a predictable style for the audience. The development of genre films is not entirely the prerogative of Hollywood. It is more the desire of the public viewing au
SHAKESPEARES WORLD SHAKESPEARE’S WORLD Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare’s mind was it’s generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of lending his name to an
Brutus Harmartias Brutus’ Harmartias Throughout the play of “Julius Caesar” Brutus makes many mistakes or harmartias, which eventually lead to his tragic downfall. Although Brutus makes many harmartias I feel that these three are the most important. The largest harmartia that Brutus makes is listening to Cassius, in the beginning. Another harmartia Brutus makes is deciding not to kill Antony. Brutus also makes the mistake of meeting Antony’s army in Philippi instead of waiting at the camp. These three harmartias
IMAGERY IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife's supposed infidelity, were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys… (3.3.403
Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary SequelBarry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel Title: Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel Author: Michael Gerber Genre: Fantasy/ Humour What I like about this book is that it is very funny by parodying The Harry Potter Books. Quote page 50 paragraph 2 Another thing I liked is that it was very funny. Quote page 201-202 last paragraph. Another thing I liked is that they used footnotes to describe details more and past events Quote page 86 A thing I disliked is that at the beginning it was a bit con
PygmalionPygmalion Pygmalion “In the play Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw satirizes the English society- its class system and its values”. I agree with this statement. I believe that GB Shaw uses humour, sarcasm and characters of this play to satire English society. The main characters he has chosen for this are Eliza Doolittle, Alfred Doolittle and the Eynsford Hills. Eliza plays the roll of the poor flower girl who is turned into a middle class society citizen. Alfred Doolittle is Eliza’s father formerl
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYERBUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER How effectively does ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ use a fantasy world to explore real world issues? After exploring two episodes from Series one, I have come to the conclusion that in both cases, the sub plot relates to Buffy’s personal life and the real life issues give the audience a situation to which many teenagers can relate to. For example: In ‘Out of mind, out of sight’, the real world issue is that of school children feeling alone. Many teenagers have a great diffi
How does the author gain our interest in the opening pages of Red Sky How does the author gain our interest in the opening pages of ‘‘’”Red Sky in the Morning’? In ‘Red Sky in the Morning’ the author gains our interest by using similes and metaphors. The simile in the introduction that is most noticeable is “It was like starting up a video again after a freeze frame.” I feel that the most important word is ‘starting’ because it is simple yet powerful and adds a lot of interest as it adds motion to the sentence. It also adds worry to the sentence so the reader wond
La Vita Bella eLa Vita Bella e Film Review Set in Italy in World War 2, Life is Beautiful is divided into two halves. In the first half of the movie it’s love between a man and a woman, tempered by humour. In the second half, it is the love of a man for his family. As the world around them changes Guido and Giosue are suddenly separated from Dora and thrown into a concentration camp. Amidst the horror of this ordeal, Guido convinces his son Giosue that it is all a game and that to win you must take precautions
The role of a comic character MercutioThe role of a comic character: Mercutio Shakespeare uses Mercutio as one of the characters to explore the relationship between comedy and tragedy in Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio, in his own comic role serves as a foil for Romeo by highlighting his youth, innocence and the purity of his love which sets Romeo as the innocent tragic hero. His rash purist of honour softens our impression of Romeo’s rashness and his concept of love as a physical pursuit casts Romeo’s love for Juliet into a spiritual li
How does Charles Dickens expose Victorian societys awful treatment of How does Charles Dickens expose Victorian society’s awful treatment of children of the poor? Charles Dickens wrote the novel Oliver Twist as a way of expressing his views on how the rich treated the poor, and how he felt about the laws regarding the poor. At the time there was a huge gap between the rich and the poor due to industrialisation. This meant that the poor were left to survive in unpleasant, overcrowded conditions, and were treated harshly by the rich. Dickens felt strongly about this
What is your response to the way love and marriages are presented in PWhat is your response to the way love and marriages are presented in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen? Pride and Prejudice was written in 1796-7 during the romantic period and was published in 1813, it is set between 1797 and 1815, in rural England when the agriculture society was changing into a modern industrial nation. Pride and Prejudice is about love and marriage, personal happiness, and amongst other things, status and reputation. Pride and Prejudice is a popular romantic novel, which Au
Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play about decisions, and more importantly, about action which comes after the decisions. The play demonstrates how love and hate can impair the decision making process, which in turn creates foolish actions. The main characters make decisions based on hate or love, and the actions cause unforeseeable consequences. For all actions, there are consequences – and the more important the action is, the more serious the consequence. Millions of actions are be com
Nazis in popular film Nazis in popular film Nazism is a popular subject for all film producers. Some like the film to be graphical representation, whereas other producers prefer to show Nazis in a slightly comical light. I will be writing about these four films; The Lion King, Schindler’s List, Triumph of the Will and Caboret, and how the directors use camera angles to portray people in different ways. Triumph of the Will was a pro-Nazi film. Directed by Leni Riefenstahl in 1934, it shows Hitler in a way that few fi
How successfully does Wole Soyinka use language to convey his feelingsHow successfully does Wole Soyinka use language to convey his feelings about racial prejudice? In the poem “Telephone Conversation” Wole Soyinka uses language very effectively to convey his feelings about racial prejudice. He uses a telephone because it is an interesting and original way of exploring the theme of racial prejudice, as you cannot see the person on the other end of the phone. Soyinka uses a variety of techniques to convey this idea to the reader such as structure, direct speech, wo
The effect of dramatic irony Tension humour premonition sorrowThe effect of dramatic irony: Tension, humour, premonition, sorrow Dramatic irony could be secrets and makes the audience feel really involved with the deception, misunderstanding, suspense and comedy of Romeo and Juliet. Act 1, Scene 1 When Benvolio urges Romeo to go to the feast to look at other woman to forget her, he argues that that could not happen and this is ironic because we know that he will meet Juliet at the feast; “One fairer than my love! The all-seeing sun ne’er saw her match sinc
A Critical Analysis of Angelas Ashes by Frank McCourtA Critical Analysis of ‘Angela’s Ashes’ by Frank McCourt Frank McCourt was born on 19th August, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York at the height of the Great Depression. When he was abut four, his sister Margaret died. The family subsequently returned to Limerick, Ireland, and is the main focal setting of this book, Angela’s Ashes, a memoir of his childhood. McCourt returned to New York when he was nineteen, and managed to become a teacher after studing at New York university. His brother Malachy came
How does John Fowles use particular landscapes and places to enhance aHow does John Fowles use particular landscapes and places to enhance and identify each character in ‘The French Lieutenants Woman’? John Fowles introduces the novel by giving an detailed description of the ‘Cobb’ in Lyme Regis. He introduces Sarah at this point, describing her as ‘a living memorial to the drowned’ ‘a figure from myth’. In this setting, we begin to form our own opinion of her character; solitary by choice and independent yet melancholy at the same time. We begin to associate Sara
How has your understanding of events personalities or situations been How has your understanding of events, personalities or situations been shaped by their representations in the texts you have studied? Truth is often used as a weapon whereby those with authority can take opportunities to wield their power and take ownership of the truth. The truth is always subjective and can be exploited by the power of events, personalities or situations. By understanding the way these can help manipulate the representations of veracity, divulges what influences the truth and
Henry VIII and Wolsey The RelationshipHenry VIII and Wolsey: The Relationship A clear understanding of Henry VIII's relationship with Wolsey is fundamental to any analysis of Tudor politics and policy-making. A consensus is emerging. Henry VIII, it is generally agreed, was less consistently the author of his own policy than Edward IV or Henry VII, but it is wrong to cast him either as an 'absentee landlord', who delegated the affairs of state to others, or as a 'mental defective', who needed his ministers to manage him. Henry VIII,
URBAN MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS IN THE DECADE OF THE DOTURBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE ‘DOT’. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the century’s launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than
Television Speech EssayTelevision Speech Essay My Wife and Kids is a family sitcom blended in with serious drama because serious and realistic issues and presented. It is based on an American-Afro family following the customs of western style families. Even though the stereotypical view of a family in sitcoms is white, average middle class people consisting of 2 parents and a bunch of kids. My Wife and Kids are exactly that, just with the difference of skin colour which allows black Americans to relate to. This is a f
Niggers with AttitudeNiggers with Attitude The initials stand for Niggers With Attitude, which was the perfect embodiment of this Los Angeles crew's outlook. They comprised Dr. Dre (b. Andre Young, 18 February 1965, South Central, Los Angeles, California, USA), DJ Yella (b. Antoine Carraby, Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA), MC Ren (b. Lorenzo Patterson, Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Eazy-E (b. Eric Wright, 7 September 1963, Compton, California, USA, d. 26 March 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA).
The SimpsonsThe Simpsons How did The Simpsons, one of the most popular television shows in history, go from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called on of the most theologically relevant programs in prime time? Religion journalist Mark Pinsky tackles that question in this accessible, witty, and enlightening book. Pinksy explores the individual characters, interviews several of the show’s writers and producers, and concludes with a discussion of whether the show,
Media coverage of football hooliganismMedia coverage of football hooliganism Football hooliganism can be seen as something of an easy target' for the media. With journalists present at every match across the country, the chances of a story being missed are slim. TV cameras also mean that disturbances within stadiums are caught on video. Since the 1960s, in fact, journalists have been sent to football matches to report on crowd behaviour, rather than just the game 1. The British tabloid press in particular have an enthusiastic' appro
AidsAids AIDS - What's new ? ------------------- Is the message getting through? We already know enough about AIDS toprevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions to stop the risk of getting the aids virus. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are getting the AIDS mess
Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. The word prejudice comes from the Latin noun praejudicium, which means a judgment based on previous decisions formed before the facts were known. If a person allows their prejudiced beliefs to block the progress of another, it is discrimination. Those who exclude all members of a race from certain types of employment, housing, political rights, educational opportunities, or a
Our court systems have in recent years been said to beOur court systems have, in recent years, been said to be inefficient, sometimes ineffective, and even backlogged to the point where cases have to be dismissed because of how long it takes for them to get to court. After my trip to court, these are my opinions and observations on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of our Criminal Court System. The court procedures of provincial court are very systematic and are carried out very swiftly. It is much like a tennis match, the ball, or control in the
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeares most famous plays One could gi Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. One, could give many reasons as to why this play became such a huge success, but one of the most important reasons could be the use of humour in the play. The main reason for doing this could be to relieve the tensions in the play, and to entertain and keep the Elizabethan audience interested. Humour plays a very significant part in the play as it allows Shakespeare to create a lot of contrasts and moods, as and when he wants to. In Ro
By crossing into a space whose curvature is no longer that of the real “By crossing into a space whose curvature is no longer that of the real, nor that of truth, the era of simulation of inaugurated by a liquidation of all referentials-worse: with their artificial resurrection in the systems of signs, a material more malleable than meaning, in that it lends itself to all systems of equivalences . . . It is no longer a question of imitation, nor duplication, nor even parody. It is a question of substituting the signs of the real for the real.” (Baudrillard,1994.,p
Luther was born in Eisleben Germany his father is a copper miner Hans Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany, his father is a copper miner Hans Luther, and his wife is Margarethe. He went to school at Magdeburg and Eisenach, and entered the University of Erfurt in 1501, graduating with a BA in 1502 and an MA in 1505. His father wished him to be a lawyer, but Luther was drawn to the study of the Scriptures. In 1507 he was ordained a priest, and went to the University of Wittenberg, where he lectured on philosophy and the Scriptures, becoming a powerful and influenti
When selecting a good piece of literature one must attempt to appeal t When selecting a good piece of literature one must attempt to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is often used to introduce students to literacy style that carries back as far as the seventeenth century. There is one main plot that consists of a love triangle between Orsino, Olivia and Viola. Orsino falls in love with Olivia, who in return has feelings for Ceserio. Ceserio is really Viola who changed her identity to a male to be able to work in Orsino's cour
MEDIA CULTURE AND SOCIETY ESSAY MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY ESSAY -THE NEWS MEDIA Horror movie right there on my TV Shocking me right out of my brains Horror movie, its the six thirty News. - The Skyhooks. The news media is in our face each and everyday with immaculate women and fatherly men bringing us up to date around the clock. I am, of course, specifically talking about television news, however, much of what I will say is true for radio and print news as well. But what is news? Stuart Hall, 1978 quotes: At any given momen
The Snapper The Snapper In the novel “The Snapper”, Roddy Doyle explores the everyday life of a normal family living in Ireland, focusing on a main character who deals with having conflict with the community, in a mature way and becoming a stronger person because of it. I found this novel very appealing - the authors use of comedy and realism made me understand the storylines and also make it more enjoyable. I was able to relate to the main character, although not in all ways, but I could sense the same wo
Jane AustenJane Austen Jane Austen was a child of the Enlightenment, an age when reason was valued while many romantic traditions still lingered on in society. [* By the way the romantic period follows the Enlightenment (a reaction)] As one of the educated and intelligent women emerging from this era, Austen has used the character of Elizabeth Bennet to epitomise the harmonious balance between reason and emotion in a woman, making her a truly Picture: tick! admirable and attractive character. Elizabeth's s
Australian Rugby LeagueAustralian Rugby League This report investigates the epic battle between the Australian Rugby League which has been around for 87 years and the Super League concept for the control of Rugby League in Australia. One man, Mr Rupert Murdoch, is trying to take over and run a rebel Super League to enhance his power and for financial gain. This Super League is proposed to run in 1996 with a 10 team competition as its prospectus. This report reviews the history of the Australian Rugby League, the battl
On James HerriotOn James Herriot In James Herriotâ€™s autobiographical book, If Only They Could Talk, we see that Herriot has many strong characteristics which help him through his tough, and oftentimes demanding, career. He has a vast knowledge of his practice, as well as his employer and friend, Seigfried Farnon. Herriot has a great sense of humour, and is able to take embarrassment excellently. He also works well in strange, or uncomfortable situations. One of his strong character traits is his adaptability,
Macbeth Was Responsible For His Own DownfallMacbeth Was Responsible For His Own Downfall Macbeth is the driving force behind Macbeth’s downfall Lady Macbeth? The driving force behind Macbeth’s downfall? Certainly not. Macbeth was completely and solely responsible for all the acts of great evil which were to lead to his downfall, and to even suggest the blame can be shifted on his wife is ludicrous. From his very first meeting with the witches, Macbeth’s mind became instantly plagued with thoughts of murder and treachery. The guilty start
Sarah Jeannette Duncans A Mother In India - Victorian Men Create MonstSarah Jeannette Duncan’s A Mother In India - Victorian Men Create Monstrous Victorian Women Sarah Jeannette Duncan’s A Mother in India Patriarchal Victorian Men Create Monstrous Victorian Women 706 Words A Mother in India, as a story depends on the facade of appearance and the reality of emotional abandonment within a male dominated Victorian society. Duncan’s point is that Victorian men create monstrous Victorian women. Relationships of any emotional worth are rendered impossible between Helena
The Taming Of The Shrew by William ShakespeareThe Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare Analytic Play Review Of The Taming Of The Shrew By Nathan Davies The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare is probably one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies. Its plot is derived from the popular 'war of the sexes' theme in which males and females are pitted against one another for dominance in marriage. The play begins with an induction in which a drunkard, Christopher Sly, is fooled into believing he is a king and has a play performed for him
How to Surf the InternetHow to Surf the Internet The term Internet, or The Net as it is commonly in known in the computer business, is best described as an assortment of over one thousand computer networks with each using a common set of technical transfers to create a worldwide communications medium. The Internet is changing, most profoundly, the way people conduct research and will in the near future be the chief source of mass information. No longer will a student have to rely on the local library to finish a re