I'm analysing a poem that ends with the line "for ever and a day"...
I looked the line up, and it is from The Taming of the Shrew. I know it's a relatively common saying, but I'm pretty sure in this case it's a direct reference to Shakespeare.
The line is said by Biondello, and the whole dialogue reads:
"I cannot tell; expect they are busied about a
counterfeit assurance: take you assurance of her,
'*** privilegio ad imprimendum solum:' to the
church; take the priest, clerk, and some sufficient
honest witnesses: If this be not that you look for,
I have no more to say, But bid Bianca farewell for
ever and a day."
My problem is I have not read the play and have no time to do it (the essay is due pretty soon)... I was wondering if someone could help me out with notes or ideas (even the plot summary of why Biondello says this: does he actually get Bianca? is he inlove with her? why is he saying good bye?)
So basically anything you come up with that relates somehow to this line and its meaning within the play (I've read a few critical essays so I know the plot and some of the main themes within it, just nothing on this particular line).
The Taming of the Shrew... Watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-11-2008 00:30
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- 09-11-2008 00:33
(I'll be happy to rep! )
- 09-11-2008 00:45
i'm afraid i can't be of much help..i did coursework on this play for my as level and i've been to see it but i can't remember it in perfect detail
i'll try though;
biondello is not in love with bianca, he is the servent of lucientio..and it's lucientio who is in love with bianca..i don't think he is saying goodbye to bianca, i think he might be telling someone else to say goodbye to her
this particular piece of text is from the scene where lucientio (or atleast lucientio's other servant pretending to be lucientio; complicated plot) and lucientio's father (someone they found on the street and made pretend to be his father..) are meeting with bianca's father, it is said to the real lucientio once bianca's father has left
that's all i can really fathom, i'm not sure if it helps..
- 09-11-2008 12:22
Love the play. Basically as said before, Biondello is Lucentio's (a man who is very much in love with Bianca) servant - and in this scene, is telling Lucentio that the marriage between his master and Bianca has been arranged. B is saying to L that he can have the woman, if this is what he wants, and he should get to the church - but if not, he will never see Bianca again.
- 09-11-2008 12:25
I. put the screw. in the tuna.