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The Tragedy that Was King Lear: A Man Driven to Madness, Desolation and Despair by Filial Ingratitude


King Lear From Tales from Shakespeare, by Charles and Mary Lamb,Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 1909 Source:  https://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/cml/tfskinglear.html LEAR, King of Britain, had three daughters; Goneril, wife to the duke of Albany; Regan, wife to the duke of Cornwall; and Cordelia, a young maid, for whose love the king of France and duke of Burgundy were joint suitors, …

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A Simple Matter of Perception and Perspective


It’s a SIMPLE MATTER OF PERCEPTION AND PERSPECTIVE - it’s controversial- I know – but allow me to share it with you nonetheless. This essay is very pertinent considering the current catastrophic and difficult circumstances caused by the Corona Virus Pandemic and the widespread occurrence of natural calamities; the increasing incidence of unemployment, poverty, crime, …

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The Story of Zohak – The Serpent-King of Ancient Persia


    “In the very beginning of things, Ormuzd (Ahura Mazda) who is Goodness and Light, created the world and all that is good and beautiful in the universe. But for everything to which Ormuzd gave being, Ahriman, who is Darkness and Evil, created an opposite. Against love, he set hatred; against joy, sorrow; to …

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The Red Shoes


  "The Red Shoes" By Hans Christian Andersen (1845) (Source: http://hca.gilead.org.il/red_shoe.html) ONCE upon a time there was little girl, pretty and dainty. But in summer time she was obliged to go barefooted because she was poor, and in winter she had to wear large wooden shoes, so that her little instep grew quite red. In the …

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