The finals of the summer semester were approaching fast. The final classes, the final grades, tests, lessons… Everything was ending. Except, it seemed, for homework.
I had a research paper to complete, as well as a Social Movements test to prepare for. I was overwhelmed at times, but did my best to spread my work out to minimize stress. (This is always easier said than done, and seems a lot looking back than it was at the time, but still.) I had gotten the hang of things.
I also felt good about my research paper, which I was essentially living and breathing for that week. In my writing, I chose to explore why and how authors use other stories as the basis for their own. I used Cinderella and Shakespeare’s King Lear as evidence.
In fact, the assignment’s only requirement (other than “such and such a number of pages,” of course) was that we analyze Shakespeare in some manner. As we had read such a range of plays, and as each of them is chocked full of universal ideas, the assignment was basically open-ended. It was great.
To save from summing up my research paper, I’m going to post it next. Until then, here are a selection of pictures I took leading up to the last days of the semester.