Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Students vs Shakespeare

Whenever I mark text responses essays at the end of our study of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, I am always gifted with some delightful sentences where a perfectly capable student has lost control of their syntax or their word choice has created a rather amusing alternative.

Today's corker was in response to a question about the complexity of the tragedy.

'Shakespeare put many unfortunate events that did not have to happen to increase the complexion of the tragedy.'

Bless.  I always thought the whole tragedy of 'Romeo and Juliet' had a poxy complexion too. 

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