Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are our most powerful weapons. MALALa
I really liked "The Canterbury Tales" because I enjoy this type of poem, in which you can read each story separated from the other but you can understand them anyway. The only thing that made me feel angry is that he hadn't had the possibility to finish his work, so the poem is incomplete. I'd really like to know how it would end.
The best character for me is The wife of Bath, because she is very histrionic and she is an intricated but beautiful character.
Her story is the only one I read, but I found it very interesting and peculiar. I have thought a lot about the question that the Queen Guenevere asked to the knight: "What is it that women most desire?". His answer was freedom, and I think that this is a good answer, but I haven't found my own yet.
William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan age
I was very surprised by the fact that even today we use so many words in english coined by Shakespeare and we don't realize that. Some of my favourite:
If you have slept not one wink
It's greek to me
More in sorrow than in anger
One of the activities that I didn't really like was the creation of new swear words, because I don' like them and I don't use them even in Italian. Instead, I really enjoyed reading the sonnets of Shakespeare. But before them, we have studied the age in which Shakespeare lived, to understand better the situations described by his works.
I think that Queen Elizabeth I has been a great ruler. She had the temperament that a good leader must have. She faced a lot of complicated situation but she overcame them.