Friday, September 1, 2023

Shakespeare in FoxTrot's May the Force Be With Us, Please

Amend, Bill. May the Force Be With Us, Please. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1994.

For the previous six books, the Shakespeare strips have mostly been singletons. 

One mentions a homework assignment.

Another says that a quiz is forthcoming.

Yet another mentions that either Paige or Peter has an essay on Shakespeare that they're working on.

In May the Force Be With Us, Please, we have a nice week-long series on Shakespeare.

True, it doesn't have anything to do with the specific elements of plot or characters in the play, but Paige has written an essay on Macbeth that she accidentally deletes:

Although I would hope that a student would spend more than four hours on a Macbeth essay, I do understand Paige's pain at having it disappear completely. Let's see if Jason can help.

And there we have it!  Though I would like to advise Paige to take some time to edit her Macbeth essay before turning it in.

Whatever school Paige attends has the right idea when it comes to Shakespeare. A little later in the school year, she has yet another Shakespeare essay due:

I didn't say that Paige has the right idea when it comes to Shakespeare. But we can all hope that she's learning through these experiences. I know that I certainly am!

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