In the poem
the Lady of Shalott lives in an island castle in a river which flows to Camelot, but the local farmers know little about her.
She suffers from a mysterious curse and must continually weave images on
her loom without ever looking directly out at the world. Instead, she
looks into a mirror, which reflects the busy road and the people of
Camelot who pass by her island.
The reflected images are described as “shadows of the world”, a metaphor
that makes it clear they are a poor substitute for seeing directly.
Then she sees
Lancelot; she stops weaving and looks out of her window toward Camelot,
bringing about the curse.
She leaves her tower, finds a boat upon which she writes her name, and
floats down the river to Camelot. She dies before arriving at the
palace. Among the knights and ladies who see her is Lancelot, who thinks
she is lovely.
Water - Boats - Mirrors - Shadows - Death
As she falls in love and decides to participate in the real world, to leave her tower, she dies before reaching her destination.
Agatha Christie used the line, “The mirror crack’d from side to side”, to title her novel The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1962), and the poem plays a large part in the plot. Mark Gatiss is rather into Agatha Christie…
rules: tell your followers 11 random facts about yourself & tag 11 people to do the same. (you can tag the person who tagged you, but they aren’t allowed to repeat facts)
i don’t really know what to put
I have 4 pets: 2 dogs, a cat, and a hedgehog
I think I’ve been playing cello for 7 years now? but I have 14 medals from competitions
I’ve been part of a music exchange program and stayed in Germany with 5 host families for a month like 2 summers ago
I’m in the International Baccalaureate program and I should have transferred schools to one with a better IB program while I had the chance
Umm I’ve been shooting a bow for about 8 years now I think?
I really like musicals, and Camelot is by far my favorite
I’m in varsity for my school’s shot put and discus team, and even though I don’t have the strength anymore it’s worth it for the really warm varsity jacket although it’s annoying and jingly due to my track medals
I make jewelry, but never wear it myself and usually end up giving it as gifts
I’ve worked at my city park, city hall, and city ice rink for the last two years, been promoted, and regretted it very much
I’ve been motivated purely out of spite for the past 4 years to get accepted to an Ivy League school, and I’ve nearly reached my goal at this point
One wall of my room is painted with Fullmetal Alchemist pictures and panels. I’m debating painting over it now