ACS philosophy of life

ACS philosophy of life - Philosophy of Life The text that I...

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Philosophy of Life The text that I believe to have been the most useful semester and that inspired me the most is Shakespeare’s Henry IV . The story features a young Prince named Hal who idles around in bars all day rather then performing his princely duties. This story revealed a great deal to me about work ethic as well as idleness. This semester I had to reshape some of my values and goals, and much of the change that I underwent occurred after studying Henry IV . Although Henry is idle and lazy for the majority of the beginning of the play, he makes it clear that intends to change eventually: “So when this loose behavior I throw off and pay the debt I never promised, by how much better than my word I am, by so much shall I falsify men’s hopes; and like bright metal on a sullen ground, my reformation, glitt’ring o’er my fault, shall show more goodly and attract more eyes than that which hath no foil to set it off. I’ll so offend to make offense a skill, redeeming time when men think least I will.” (1.2.202-224). This quote shows that Henry knew all along that he
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ACS 102 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at Villanova.

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