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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Shakespeare's Mothering Sunday

This week I intended to write a nice post about mothers in Shakespeare. However, it doesn't require much research to realise Shakespearean mothers aren't the nicest bunch. They have a tendency to crave power.

Did your mother?
  • Marry the uncle who killed your father
  • Plot to have you disappear so her favourite child could inherit the throne
  • Forbid you from marrying someone from the rival Italian family
  • A witch who imprisoned spirits in trees for disobeying

So thank your mum for not being Shakespearean!

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