Just whatever random thoughts that I get. A lot of it is media stuff, and there's a little social justice but not near enough for me to feel like I'm doing my part but I'm working on that! Also sometimes I feel depressed so there will be angst-filled posts as well sorry. I tend to go through stages with stuff, obsessing over it and then ignoring it for a while so deal with it. And um thanks for stopping by I guess?
Cisgendered, female, 19, somewhere between bi and pansexual (it's hard to explain), demisexual, polyamorous
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so we have to do a comparison essay for my Shakespeare…
Between Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night…
One of the “suggested base topics” or whatever you want to call them was gender issues.
And now I’m thinking I want to link that to sexuality too. Because MAAN has a lot that can be tied to either asexuality or simple lack of attraction between the chosen characters and TN goes into SO MUCH non-heteronormative stuff before the ending.
I figure TN speaks for itself but just to clarify my starting points that led to this thought for MAAN:
-Beatrice and Benedick show no overt desire for each other until others say they’ve noticed signs of attraction. I feel like they have a romantic but nonsexual relationship on their own.
-Claudio and Hero do not seem to have any chemistry no matter how I read it. I feel like neither of them has a true attraction to the other and it’s a simple case of there’s other things to be gained by marrying.
Thoughts? There’ll be other points to talk about of course, that was just what popped into my head at first.
Also: two chances to write about gender and sexuality in the same semester? FUCK YES BEST CHOICE OF COLLEGE EVER.
So I figure all the guys are a performing troupe. I have Claudio as a strongman and former soldier, so the in-play reason (he speaks as a soldier, plain and to the point) could still work.
However I also have Benedick implied to be bisexual and a total playboy, so I kind of want to make Claudio bi as well. Then I can change the lines to “I never thought he would profess his love to a lady- a queen, yes, but no mere lady” or something like that.
“Sweet Benedick, that is sweet enough to spoil any cake upon the tasting.”
I just made a double entendre that actually works!
How I’m writing, Benedick is a playboy that romances and leaves girls. Cake = a term for older women, even if it is an outdated one. Usually it’s Christmas cake instead of just cake, but whatever. Take tasting to its logical conclusion from there….