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  • by hfb (74) on 2002.04.13 11:28 (#6946) Homepage Journal

    In University I took a class in Shakespeare with a Jesuit regarded as the toughest teacher [ Walter Ong ] and class in the English Department possibly in the whole school. He's still somewhat famous for his Shakespearean scholarship and, besides tormenting us by making us write papers on such gripping topics as old Bill's use of flowers and birds as symbols, he talked a lot about the use of the double-, triple- and [sometimes] quadruple negative to further emphasize the negative. Hamlet is most often cited when examining this 'feature' of Shakespeare. Don't be mad at Huxley, be mad at Shakespeare whomever he was :)