M.E.R.C.Y

M-“y men have him here under their pikes, and I shall command them to kill him without mercy.” 

E-“nemy of Amadis of Gaul and of the whole countless troop of his descendants; odious to me now are all the profane stories of knight-errantry; now I perceive my folly, and the peril into which reading them brought me; now, by God’s mercy schooled into my right senses, I loathe them.”

R-“eligious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy.”

C-“hristmas is not a time nor season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

Y-“es, yes; Mercy is good and devout, I know.”

In this blog I tried to blend art and literature in a visual form. Each of the five letters of mercy have been split up and arranged into a column where I then assigned excerpts from literature gathered from sources to be named. Each quote corresponds to each letter, for example the letter C quote won’t start with the letter D, it will start with part of the quote that makes it valid. I also tried incorporating each aspect of how mercy is used in literature, too. For example, I included religion and godliness in humans, compassion, death, and its connotation of being such an honorable attribute.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/_/search/Search.aspx?SearchBy=4&q=mercy&Search=Search&By=0

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/mercy.html

 

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  1. This is really clever! However, you should have put the speaker with each quote since the context may determine how the quote will be understood. If, for example, Richard III of England said Quote #1, we would have a different understanding that if Gen. Cornwallis said the same about a minuteman during the American Revolution.
    reflective; attempts to synthesize information and form new meaning; VERY well organized
    written in aninteresting style and voice; words chosen mostly reflect author’s personality and brings content to life for the most part;
    no spelling errors; few grammar errors; formatting to help make the post easier to read
    multimedia adds new information or perspective to post;
    Not all nformation sources are cited accurately; uses proper citations for most image

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