A young man of about sixteen, Romeo is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. Though impulsive and immature, his idealism and passion make him an extremely likable character. He lives in the middle of a violent feud between his family and the Capulets, but he is not at all interested in violence.
It is hard to emphasize enough the lack of information about clothing in the Scottish Highlands until the middle of the s, but around the late s to early s, Scottish Highland clothing became more distinct from Irish clothing of the same period. Whereas the Irish began to wear clothing that more closely resembles that of the common English peasantry, the Scottish Highlanders adopted and kept several forms of clothing such as the bonnet and plaid, both of which were originally worn in the Lowlands and then migrated into the Highlands, where they developed their own distinct forms.
Moreover, checkered cloth, which was worn to some extent in Celtic cultures throughout history usually as simple checks and two-color patternsbecomes highly developed, and a multitude of patterns can be found in the portraits of Highland chiefs and their followers dating from the middle of the s onward.
These highly-developed tartans may have existed well before this period, but it's hard to know, as no remains have been found. The mummies of Urumchi were not Celts!
They were Tocharians, another branch of Indo-Europeans, so they don't count here. See my discussion of this subject on the ' Myths and Tips ' page. This is not to say that clothing in the Scottish Highlands was completely unique and separate from that worn in the Lowlands or in England -- you can certainly see that elements of clothing common throughout Europe made their way into the Highlands too, particularly in the styles of men's jackets.
However, some items that were used throughout Europe for instance, the ballock knife and the sporran, which is basically a medieval belt-pouch like that found in 16th century paintings by Breughel and others had a much longer lifespan in this remote area of the British Isles.
Basic elements of men's Scottish costume still include the Leine a shirt like that worn in the rest of Europe at this time, which did NOT lace up the front in fantasy pirate shirt fashionthe Plaid previously might have been called a 'brat', or cloak; this word has changed in modern Gaelic to mean a rug or carpetTrews, a jacket, and shoes.
They also wore knee-breeches like the ones worn in the Lowlands or in England. Women are not well-portrayed in Scottish art until the end of the s, but it should be assumed based on what little evidence there is that they were wearing what most country women were wearing in the British Isles: The Appin Regiment's guidelines for men's and women's clothing The Plaid: Tartan is the term used for the checked pattern itself.
The plaid is described as being 12 to 18 feet long by about 5 feet wide, being made of two strips of cloth about 30" wide sewn together lengthwise.
McClintock, Old Highland Dress, p. Those who could afford to do so wore colorful tartans, whereas the poorer folk wore browns and so on, the better to blend with the vegetation. This is not, however, due to a lack of access to colorful dyes, which were, and are, quite plentiful and readily available throughout Scotland.
White, striped and single-color plaids were also common. In earlier periods, sheep and goat skins seem also to have been worn as mantles, both with and without the hair still attached. Clan tartans are a relatively recent innovation, due to renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the early s, when the laws against the wearing of kilts and tartans were lifted.
People most likely wore a pattern of tartan common to the district they lived in weavers had their favorite patterns in different areasand could therefore be identified as being from that area if they travelled outside their district.
Some very complex tartans are shown in the portraits of Scottish lords that date from the s. Often the portraits show that the clothing was not all made up of the same tartan -- various pieces of clothing were woven with different 'setts' tartan patternswith an effect that looks to the modern eye rather like a bad golfing outfit.
There is a description of Scottish soldiers from the Hebrides in Ireland fighting for Red Hugh O'Donnell in that makes clear that they had sufficiently different appearance from the Irish soldiers that an observer could tell them apart.
They are described as wearing their belts over their mantles, which sounds to me like a description of the belted plaid -- the first kilt: Many of them had swords with hafts of horn, large and warlike, over their shoulders.
It was necessary for the soldier to grip the very haft of his sword with both hands when he would strike a blow with it. Others of them had bows of carved wood strong for use, with well-seasoned strings of hemp, and arrows sharp-pointed whizzing in flight.
Irish Texts Society's publications, vol. There isn't any credible documentation of a kilt any earlier than this, however.Young women performers are now at the mercy of a swarming, intrusive paparazzi culture, intensified by the hypersexualization of our flesh-baring fashions. For more than four hundred years, the personal essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant of all literary forms.
Distinguished from the detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational tone, its loose structure, and its drive toward candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities, fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals, love and.
The Death of the Moth. Moths that fly by day are not properly to be called moths; they do not excite that pleasant sense of dark autumn nights and ivy-blossom which the commonest yellow-underwing asleep in the shadow of the curtain never fails to rouse in us.
Katz Corner is the offical blog of the Sydney Swing Katz, an Australian based swing and rock n roll dance troupe. Here you can chat with the Swing Katz about 40's style dancing, learn some dancing tips and tricks and get in the know about up and coming gigs and events. Interpretation.
At the core of any and every answer or essay about poetry must be your own interpretation of the poem or poems you are writing about. It is this alone that attracts the majority of marks. In a nutshell, the more subtly you interpret a poem - and give support for your interpretation - the higher your marks, and grade, will be.
This started with a tweet. I’m embarrassed how often that happens. Frustrated by a sense of global mispriorities, I blurted out some snarky and mildly regrettable tweets on the lack of attention to climate change in the tech industry (Twitter being a sublime medium for the snarky and regrettable).
Climate change is the problem of our time, it’s everyone’s problem, and most of our problem.