Hello, everyone— Something I like to do on occasion is to slightly alter the lyrics for a song I enjoy. The poem below was inspired by Michael W. Smith's "Welcome Home," a song mourning over the loss of the singer's father and his welcome into heaven. My poem is from Prince Hamlet's point of view… Continue reading Hamlet’s Eulogy to Ophelia
Hail to thee, thou lords and ladies— Act Five of Shakespeare's Hamlet is my favorite portion of the play. The Prince's transformation into a tremendously faithful and God-fearing man is indescribably and beautifully profound—after all, it's the prime reason I enjoy talking about this play so much:) Thus believing it my mission to pay proper homage for Defy… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Five
Hi, everyone— Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I will be publishing two short blog posts this week—next week I will write the longer ones. Thank you! "The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View" by C. Truman Davis| Until I read this piece for school, I never understood the physical aspect… Continue reading Seven Favorite Essays
Hello, everyone— Act IV of Hamlet is *literally* drenched with emotion. Hamlet is sent away to England to be hanged, Ophelia drowns in a stream, and Laertes rushes to carry out vengeance on the prince. It's a tense, melancholy, yet memorable scene that, like all the rest, are infused with literary wisdom. Here's a fresh batch of… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Four
Hello, everyone-- I'm bubbling over with excitement right now...Defy Augury now has its very first guest post! It's just in time for October's most well-known holiday and written by none other than my good friend Julia. I now proudly present "A Delightful Holiday: A Screwtape Letter." Enjoy! Hi, my name is Julia. Sarah and I are best… Continue reading Guest Post! “A Delightful Holiday” by Julia
Hello, everyone-- Act III of Hamlet is where the story shifts from the prince's thinking to the prince's acting and thinking. It's the place where we root for Hamlet as he stages the play to convict Claudius of his sin, yet it is also where we despise him for dwelling in his furious hate as… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Three
I apologize for the delay in publishing this post. I hope you´ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Hello, everyone-- In the first "Literary Wisdom" post, I discussed five quotes from Act I of Hamlet that I loved the best and why...but I didn't quite explain the plot so far. With that said,… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Two
My dear Wormwood, In your last letter, you wished for more information regarding the persecution of the Enemy's church.
One of the first writings I desired to post on Defy Augury was some snippet or insight on my favorite work of fiction, "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark."