What books do you recommend.
I enjoy:Harry PotterTwilightThe Bobsey TwinsBed knobs and broomsticksChronicals of NarniaNancy Drew
Try some of these:Fantasy:Neil Gaiman is an amazing author! Any of his books are good. Try Neverwhere, Stardust, or Coraline.Any books by Scott Westerfeld or Neal Shusterman are really good too.Any books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes are amazing! There is In The Forest of The Night, Demon In My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator. And then there is the The Kiesha’ra series: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry and Wyverhail.Abarat by Clive Barker. Make sure you get the hardcover version though!!! If you liked the first one be sure to check out the next book in the series Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War.Daughters of Destiny series: Keeper of the Winds, Keeper of the Waters, Keeper of the Flames and Keeper of the Earth by Jenna Solitaire.His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip PullmanThe Cry of the Icemark by Stuart HillThe Sight and Fell by David Clement-DaviesPoison Study by Maria V. SnyderHowl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynn JonesInkheart, Inkspell and Inkdeath by Cornelia FunkeThe Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong by William NicholsonThe Earthsea series (starting with A Wizard of Earthsea) by Ursula K. Le GuinShadow Spinner by Susan FletcherThe Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher PaoliniThe Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. TolkienThe Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia BujorOld Magic by Marianne CurleyThe Haunting of Alaizabel Cray or Poison by Chris WoodingThe Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth NixScience Fiction:The Maximum Ride series (The Angel Experiment, Schools Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning) by James PattersonUglies series by Scott WesterfeldPeeps and The Last Days by Scott WesterfeldThe Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughtonUnwind by Neal ShustermanRomance:William Shakespeare is good for romance, but he has written many comedies and tragedies too.Any of Jane Austen’s books are guaranteed to have romance in them.How To Kill A Rock Star by Tiffanie DebartoloThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanNick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David LevithanTuck Everlasting by Natalie BabbittA Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and The Far Sweet Thing by Libba BrayThe Morganville Vampire series (Glass Houses, Dead Girls Dance, Midnight Alley and Feast of Fools) by Rachel CainBeauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin MckinleyWuthering Heights by Charlotte BronteBlood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause13 Little Blue Envelopes and Girl At Sea by Maureen JohnsonAll-American Girl by Meg CabotMystery/Historical Fiction:Edgar Allen Poe is a really good author. Check out his poems and short stories.Any books by Agatha Christie are great for a mystery.Any of the Amelia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth Peters. (I really like the novels set in Egypt, starting with Crocodile in the Sandbank.)Any of the Forensic Mysteries by Alane Ferguson. (Starting with The Christopher Killer)The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-ShawA Northern Light by Jennifer DonnellyThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
How do I start off my comparative essay between.
How do I start off my comparative essay between “Romeo and Juliet” AND a book called “Message in a bottle” by Valerie Zenatti
Try to start off your first paragraph with a small amount of background knowledge on each book. Here’s a basic outline to get you started (it’s all my own words, use it if you like it!)”Romeo and Juliet is a romantic play that has been admired by many since it was written in the year ___ by William Shakespeare. In this play, the characters Romeo and Juliet fall in love but are forbidden from being together because of an ancient feud between their families. The two form a plan to be together, but when their plan goes wrong, the story ends in tragedy.” Then do something similar for “Message in a Bottle”, but I’ve never read that book. Good luck!
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Does any one know what influence Queen Elizabeth 1 had on Shakespeare’s writing.
I need to know this asap! i found nothing on the internet and im hoping that some one will know… I’m working with a parnter so this is part of my job! we of corse choce the hard one! HELP
I have your answer, my dear. Queen Elizabeth was a great patron of the arts, particulary plays and masques. The Puritans, or Protestant hardliners, once shut down all the theatres in London, claiming they were a major source of the plague. The real reason is that people were spending time going to plays instead of praying . The Queen retaliated by forming her own company of players, and quashed a bit of legislation aimed at shutting.down all the theatres. That’s just the beginning.William Shakespeare and Ben Johnson, another playwrite and contemporary of William’s, who incidentally did not like the Queen, staged plays at Elizabeth’s court quite often, at a cost of 400 pounds each, quite a bit of money in the sixteenth history.Legend has it that Elizabeth was so taken with the character of Falstaff in the The History of Henry IV, that she asked Shakespeare to write a play in which Falstaff falls in love, hence The Merry Wives of Windsor. Twelth Night was also written for her court.The English language was not popular in the world before Shakespeare, particularly because church sermons were read in Latin. Elizabeth, as part of the Protestant Reformation, replaced the Roman Catholic services with the English Book of Common Prayer, written in English and the scourge of the Papists. Shakespeare, with his brilliant plays, helped Elizabeth to establish English as a more acceptable language, capable of being as eloquent and communicative as the other predominate languages in Europe.Monarcho, Queen Elizabeth’s Italian fool, is mentioned by Shakespeare in Love’s Labour Lost.The above are cosidered facts, with the exception of the Falstaff story, though there is no reason to disbelieve it. William Shakespeare was certainly at the Queen’s court on many occassions. There are many instances of her attending many of his plays at whichever residence she was staying. Certainly her court served as a model for the courts portrayed in many of his plays. Certainly the peers and govenrment officials always surrounding Elizabeth served as character studies to flesh out such figures as Iago and Mcbeth.Queen Elizabeth was loved by all in her realm. She had a direct effect on almost all lives, but particulary artists. She supported and nourised learning, particulary in women, she had an engaging and brilliant mind, no doubt one Shakespeare appreciated, particulary since she assured his support. He referred to her as Cynthia, by the way.I have not done this, but it would be interesting to see if any major players in the Queen’s life, such as Leicster or Mary Queen of Scotts were represented by any of his characters. I’m sure, with some research, you can find out. Good luck.
What hard facts can prove that Shakespeare actually wrote his plays.
I once heard that Sir Frances Bacon was actually the author of all the Shakespeare plays. He used the man William Shakespeare as a front, a face to present his plays. It was said that Shakespeare did not have the background or education to write his plays. What evidence shows that Shakespeare really wrote his plays?
Here is a site purporting that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare:http://shakespeareauthorship.com/howdowe.htmlhttp://shakespeareauthorship.com/#howThere is book that records only the documentary evidence of Shakespeare’s life with no/ little speculation:Shakespeare: A Documentary Life by S. SchoenbaumPersonally, I’m not convinced by the Bacon or Oxford authorship theories. (Part of it is subjective: I don’t think the author of Bacon’s Essays could also be the author of Shakespeare’s plays, stylistically speaking.)You are asking for facts though. There is little “hard” evidence. We know that a man named William Shakespeare existed and belonged to an acting company. We also know that this company performed plays, some of which were listed as being by Shakespeare during his lifetime. Others were collected posthumously by his fellow actors in the First Folio. Therefore, any other claim of authorship would probably require a conspiracy of some sort on the part of the acting company, the actor Shakespeare, and the true author(s).–There are no surviving plays known to be in Shakespeare’s handwriting. (Just as there are none in Marlowe’s handwriting.) There are many contemporary references to Shakespeare the playwright, but I think you are looking for links between the playwright and the man. For that see the introductory material in the First Folio, including a poem by Ben Jonson, speaking of Shakespeare as a friend and as a writer. There is also a quote from Robert Greene that many interpret as an attack on Shakespeare as an actor (player) who writes plays:”Yes trust them not: for there is an vpstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tygers hart wrapt in a Players hyde, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blanke verse as the best of you: and beeing an absolute Iohannes fac totum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey.”–EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND: Most playwrights at this time were not nobility. Generally, like Shakespeare, they were the sons of tradespeople. Marlowe’s father was a cobbler, Jonson’s stepfather was a bricklayer, as was Middleton’s (although Middleton’s father was a gentleman), Kyd’s was a scrivener etc.Of these: Marlowe attended Cambridge, Middleton attended Oxford. Kyd and Dekker have no recorded university education.There is no evidence of Shakespeare’s education. It is generally assumed that he attended the Stratford grammar school, but records from that time have been lost. We do have examples of his signature. Grammar school at this time included education in Latin, particularly using Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Nothing in his writing suggests a knowledge of Greek.So, there’s nothing fool-proof, but nothing to prevent the actor also being the author.
Macbeth – William Shakespeare Essay…please help …
we have been assigned to write an essay on the book Macbeth by william shakespeare here is our topic and the do’s and don’ts for the essayTOPIC:The play macbeth illustrates the fact that when we violate the rights of others to achieve our goals,we bring pain ,misery and suffering upon ourselves. Our…
400 words or more?! Lucky you, my Macbeth essay was thousands!Guilt caused both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to hallucinate and go crazy to the point where they became indifferent to each other and to the power they had seized. It basically numbed all their emotions. The turning point was when Macbeth had his best friend killed and started freaking out at the banquet, imagining that Banquo’s ghost was shaking his bloody head at him; after that, he became a cold-blooded and impersonal killer, causing deaths for no personal gain at all, like the time he ordered for everyone in Macduff’s castle to be murdered. The two partners in crime both hallucinate about blood on their hands, symbolizing their guilt, and frantically try to wash it off but can’t. This shows that once you’ve betrayed your values and conscience this badly, there’s no going back, and you’re a changed person forever. You could also incorporate the Great Chain of Being (in any Shakespearian play with a tragic hero, the upturned balance is always restored after justice is served in the end) and explain how pathetic fallacy helps reinforce your topic (an example of this is the crazy thunderstorm the night of King Duncan’s murder).Don’t forget to always stick to the third person (NEVER say ‘I think’ or ‘in my opinion’!), one tense, and never use contractions! Good luck!
How was Shakespeare and his writing influenced by his time and culture.
This is one of the Essential Questions my English class has to know for our unit on Shakespeare. I am not trying to cheat by asking this on Yahoo! Answers. I just can’t seem to find any helpful websites that can answer this question. Please, does anyone know the answer to this question, or some websites that…
It was not until I got to college and university that I started to notice the Preface and Introduction to textbooks. I also started to read footnotes, since I was expected to put them into my essays. Oftentimes there are Bibliographies at the end of textbooks.Very likely you have some scholar’s Preface and/or Introduction at the front of your book. This may well be where you will find the answer your Instructor is looking for.If it isn’t there then look for a different edition of the same Play in question and see if there are such scholarly notations at the front of that volume.One little hint: I have many volumes of quotations from literature in history. The largest section in those volumes comes under the heading of ‘William Shakespeare’.Hope this helps.
please help…What was an effect of Johannes Gutenberg’s invention.
Question 1What was an effect of Johannes Gutenberg’s invention?A. Books dropped drastically in price.B. Literacy rates fell quickly.C. Block-printing heads became more common.D. Travel times across Europe decreased.Question 2How did the scientific revolution change the way scientists…
Question 1What was an effect of Johannes Gutenberg’s invention?A. Books dropped drastically in price.Before: Monks copied all books by hand, page by page.After: Books were machine made.Which would be more expensive?Question 2How did the scientific revolution change the way scientists worked?A. They relied more on observation.Question 3What was one of Martin Luther’s main complaints about the Catholic Church?C. That it used too many sacramentsQuestion 4Which was a factor that led to the scientific revolution?A. The invention of the printing pressQuestion 5Which did William Shakespeare not write?D. Calls for religious reformQuestion 6Which best describes Machiavelli’s position in The Prince?C. Leaders should be concerned with power.Question 7What did Renaissance writers in northern Europe generally write about?C. The need for reformUmmm, see The Reformation?Question 8How did art change during the Renaissance?D. Art became less focused on religion.That’s a guess. Check it.Question 9What issue was at the center of the English Reformation?B. Henry VIII’s divorce
How does William Shakespeare affect the modern world.
In the middle of writing an essay, and would enjoy seeing other viewpoints.
I would say he has given us the format to all the stories that have come after his, many of the books and movies of today are re-telling his stories, Underworld, The Magical Legend of The Leprechauns, and many others are Romeo and Juliet stories.
How did William Shakespeare influence the English Language.
I have to write a essay on this