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Persuasion and beyond

Some books are not just books, they become their readers. Of course this is not an everyday thing and it takes immense love, learning and maybe even serendipity to find a book so special, so endearing that it becomes a part of you.

So this is how it happened one day. It was a rainy afternoon in Bombay and we had our Regional Journalism class to attend. Bombay is a very flexible city and it certainly isn’t a hassle for it, the rain I mean. But it was a lazy afternoon I suppose and nobody turned up for the class but our teacher did and so did I. What seemed to me like a disappointment for being the only one to turn up for the lecture, actually led me to Persuasion.

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Two households, both alike in dignity

Shakespeare plays are written in a language we don’t use now-a-days. I was introduced to Shakespeare in my 10th grade and there, in those conventional ways of learning, we assumed that maybe the only way to unlock Shakespeare was to find the key in the English teacher’s hand. But I was mistaken. Since Shakespearean English in no more a part of our diction then maybe it means that we have the liberty to carve our own ways to unravel, to unlock what it means. Maybe each of us have our own keys, our own way. Shakespeare has possibly written something on every kind of emotion we humans can feel. Generations might have sacked upon his plays, cultures might have evolved over and over again, globalization might have made the world open and easy for everyone but as humans, we all feel those intrinsic feelings and emotions that the older generations felt- homesickness, unrequited love, greed, loneliness… the entire spectrum of human emotions, all wrapped in couplets that are seamlessly blended in the rise and fall of kingdoms, possibly everything presented to us like jewels upheld in writings, something that will not fade away but will serve the generations to come.

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