Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Shakespeare and Mrs Shakespeare

Cassie shows up nicely against Daughter 2's red top, doesn't she?

First two sentences of a student's essay:

"The theme of insanity has been present in many of Shakespeare's plays and literary works. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon where at the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway."

Yes, well his parents probably thought he was mad to marry her.

12 comments:

Tanya Brown said...

Students appear to be experts at creating non sequiturs.

meggie said...

The fun you have with those papers!!
Daughter's red top is the perfect showcase for Cassie's wonderful glossy coat.

fifi said...

My daughters Shakespeare assignment this week:

"Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers in the English language. He knew approximately 66,000 words, and the average person today only knows 40,000."

hmmm.

Loth said...

Ha! She'd obviously heard that old "marriage is an institution" joke!

kissa said...

Oh dear. Well nobody is around to dispute insanity after all!
Cassie with your daughter ah sweet!

Thimbleanna said...

I don't know Isabelle, perhaps you're missing the link to the insanity? Maybe it was the being born and raised in Stratford-Upon-Avon LOL???

Anne said...

How do you keep a straight face? Maybe you don't!

I love the photo of daughter and cat.

Fairlie said...

At least you get a bit of a laugh as you mark the essays!

Kerri said...

The comments only add to the mirth :)
I do love your kitty pics, and yes, the red top makes a beautiful background.

Ragged Roses said...

I'm trying not to laugh - I've got my daughter's parents' evening tonight and I'm sure there will be one or two of those howlers waiting for me!
Kimx

Frogdancer said...

Not bad....

The best one I've had is "On the night they met, Romeo and Juliet exchanged vowels." (Year 10)

Alison said...

Hmm, stating the facts - especially irrelevant ones - isn't really a substitute for argument, is it?