The Tragic Tales of Love Suicides Throughout Literature (Project 3)

Ah young love, don’t you love it? Love makes people do crazy things, doesn’t it? It might make you, change your look, act like someone you’re not, or in some extreme cases kill yourself cause you cant be with them. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Chikamatsu’s The Love Suicides at Amijima follows the later… Read more The Tragic Tales of Love Suicides Throughout Literature (Project 3)

Ambiguity in “The Love Suicide at Amijima” and “Hamlet”

Chikamatsu is notorious for his plays on words that include double meanings, irony, and references to other plays. These phrases add to the romantic aspect of the piece. Chikamatsu shows here that he likes to illustrate a realistic world that is not guided by strict laws. The ambiguity begins on the first page with the… Read more Ambiguity in “The Love Suicide at Amijima” and “Hamlet”

Class reflection

Throughout this class, I was constantly thinking to myself, ‘what are we going to read next? What sort of experiences are we going to hear about now?’ A lot of this came from the fact that this was a global class; I’ve taken 3 classes on works from a specific country, so this was a… Read more Class reflection