About two and a half years ago I launched a companion site to Shakespeare Geek called ShakespeareAnswers.com. This site was intended to be a Q&A site in the flavor of Yahoo Answers or Quora, where all the content was strictly in an Ask a Question, Get Some Answers, Pick Your Favorite Answer format.
Quite honestly I stopped paying attention to it after that, until recently.
Turns out that it pulls in about as much traffic as this site does! So I’m dusting it off and poking around a bit, seeing how I can improve the user experience now that I know there’s thousands of people pouring through the site.
I’ve pulled out the list of most popular questions that have no answers. These are the questions that people are typing into a search engine, and then coming to Shakespeare Answers in the hope of finding an answer, only to find … nothing. I’ll bet that there’s nothing in the database that my loyal readers can’t handle.
THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A HOMEWORK CHEATING SITE. You are welcome and encouraged to “preach” Shakespeare as much as you feel is necessary to explain your answer. If somebody came looking only for a quick yes no answer and an answer/scene citation, and they don’t want to actually learn anything? Well, that’s their problem. It’s my vision to have *good* answers to these questions, not just answers that will get a passing grade on the homework.
With that in mind, let’s get to the questions!
- How is Ophelia’s madness portrayed?
- What is Oberon going to do about Titania?
- What is Iago’s view of human nature?
- Why does Hamlet call Polonius a fishmonger?
- Why does Hamlet trust and admire Horatio?
- How many soliloquies does Iago have?
- How does Romeo describe Juliet’s beauty?
- Why won’t Brutus take an oath?
- How would Shakespeare say happy birthday?
- Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth hallucinate?