Not Saussure

January 16, 2007

I should have been a pair of ragged claws

Filed under: Uncategorized — notsaussure @ 12:27 pm

Courtesy of Queen Minx, I discover from The Feminism Test (open to chaps too, you see) that I’m Gender Liberal; not sure about this — I think they’ve mistaken my view that if people want to live their lives in particular ways then I’m not going to try to stop them for a view that it may necessarily be in any way sensible or desirable for them so to do.

Also, having far too much time on my hands, I discover that I am

Hamlet, the protagonist from, duh, Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
You have an inherent need to wax philosophical and figure out
everything… no matter how painstaking that process may be. You need
to plow through all sorts of thoughts before you make a decision, and
normally, you waste way too much energy in doing so.

No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be.

No, if you’ll excuse me, I think I may risk a peach with my lunch.

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  1. I iid this one too!! Apparently I am: –

    Hark, Ye scored 73!
    You are Benedick from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing! Wryly sarcastic, but with a warm and loving heart, you look for love and happen to find it.. normally in the most unlikely of places. You consistently need to assure yourself that you are not falling prey to love.. but everyone (including yourself) knows that you are.

    Damn!! I wanted to be Titania from Midsummer Night’s Dream. Why can’t I be what I want or who I want, even when I completely manipulate the answers to the questions!! Life is so unfair! :(

    Although, the Benedick comparison is a tad too close for comfort!! Hmm….

    Right. No more quizzes, it’s bad for my personality.


    Comment by queenminx — January 16, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

  2. Ah, Prufrock. Takes me right back. It took me a long time to grasp my tutor’s point that “the evening is spread out against the sky/like a patient etherised upon a table” was deliberately unrealistic, a lot of head scratching and essays returned with “gamma” written on them: but studying Eliot was one of the most worthwhile things I’ve ever done.

    Comment by Tin Drummer — January 16, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

  3. Eliot was a bit of an odd bod, but the 2 texts that really stuck with me long after my English A’ level were the Eliot Poems and Gulliver’s Travels. And all these years down the line, just reading the two quoted lines (ragged claws and evening sky) really bring it all flooding back. Terrific stuff.

    I took that test on your admittedly tepid recommendation. I find these sorts of tests really irritating, not unlike the employee feedback test I’ve just been forced to submit.

    If you’re going to do multiple choice then keep your questions focussed, if you can’t do that at least try to do so with your answers.

    These were all on the lines of

    Power Corrupts: discuss.
    a) Corruption is endemic to communism
    b) Free radicals are a perfect metaphor for the cancerous chaos unleashed on the world by laissez fair economics
    c) You can’t keep a good woman down

    ..and all you can do is look at the question and the options and think, ‘ urgh? where’s d) I’ll have the strawberry milkshake’?

    Comment by piers — January 16, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

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