The idea of exactly what beauty is or what nature it has is a topic beloved by philosopher and poet alike. Is beauty an entity unto itself, or is it a part of a greater whole? This is the topic of an essay I recently wrote based on a two poems by Shakespeare and William Butler Yeats. Read more after the jump!
A note before we begin: These works are presented unedited from when they were finished. This one was written in Spring of 2006
A short playe naméd The Winter of Discontent Turned Summer by a Great Dragon Spewing Fire Everywhere
Personæ Dramatis and people of the playe:
Baroness Jennifer Fetterman, liegeman of Londinium
David Liggett, said to be the boyfriend of Jennifer
Franco Oberes, High Jumper and Runner
Young José, imported slave
Principal Emilio Fernandez, Sage
Act I Scene I
Baroness Jennifer Fetterman was borne in London, England under the reign of Emperor Arthur MacArthur in the era of Kingdomcome. Beholdeth and behest, a great neesing leviathan torment’d the city of London. Many men tried as they may to kill the great monstre, yea, but succeeded not. Save one man, the great knight Sir Crapsalot, dar’d with great valor and an extra toothbrush to seek out this monster and put a stop to his nefarious agonite. Now it came to pass that the squire of Sir Crapsalot was a squirrelish boy naméd Franco Oberes. This young beefy boy could jump higher than a house (although so can I; have you ever seen a house jump?) and beheld the ability to run alongside a horse. In fact, he did. Sir Crapsalot held no part in sharing his horse with a squire. Now it came to pass that in that day of discontent entreated Emperor MacArthur his son and Baroness Fetterman to a feast in the court.