Category: Literature

Emily Bronte
Literature

Whatever Souls Are Made of His and Mine Are The Same Meaning

Despite initial harsh criticism, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights has become one of the staples of Victorian literature. Set on the moors of northern England, it follows a set of characters as they both intentionally and inadvertently cause each other harm. The full quote, spoken by Catherine Earnshaw, is: “…he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.” Despite the line’s co-opting as a romantic ideal in recent years, its context in the book paints a darker picture than a Pinterest-ready quote.

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Literature

Piece of Work Meaning and Origins

Though everyone knows the author of the popular phrase “Piece of Work” they may not realize it. That’s because the quote is originally derived from a play by William Shakespeare (that William Shakespeare). That play, perhaps the most famous play in history, was Hamlet. The story (whose full title is The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark) tracks a ghost (and former King of Denmark) who tries to have his avenge his death. However this page is merely about one line that Shakespeare drops along the way that has become a cornerstone of the english language.

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Literature

Et Tu Brute Julius Caesar Meaning

In this post we’re going to look at the famous quote supposedly uttered by Julius Caesar “Et tu, Brute.” The quote is famous not because of a historical account of the stabbing but because of its appearance in a stage play written by none other than William Shakespeare.

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