allusion on Salad Days- shakespeare

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Salad Days Original Source/ Context: Salad Days, is a musical about two adolescents named Timothy and Jane, that meet up after graduation to plan the rest of their lives together. They agreed that they should get married in secret. Meanwhile, Timothy’s parents wanted him to look for advice with his uncles that were in positions to help him find a suitable job. On the other hand, Jane wanted Timothy decided that Timothy should accept the first job he is offered. One day a tramp passing by offered him the job of taking care of his piano for a month and paying him £7 a week. Once, taking care of the piano they discovered that when the piano plays it gives everyone within earshot an irresistible urge to dance. Timothy’s uncle that was the Ministerial of Pleasure and Pastime attempted to ban the supposedly disruptive music, the piano vanishes. A month later, once they had recovered the piano the tramp returns and confesses that he is Timothy unknown uncle. After that, Timothy and Jane look forward to the future with confidence. Source Cite: Morse, Freedman , Bill, Barry. "Salad Days." 1958. 22 Nov 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salad_Days>. Quote from Secondary Source: The title is taken from William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra: "My salad days, When I was green in judgment, cold in blood, To say as I said then!", and the phrase is now used to refer to ones days of youthful inexperience. Source Cite: "Allusion." spiritus-temporis. 2005.. 22 Nov 2008 <http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/allusion/examples.html>. Effect/ Insight: The effect in Salad Days title referring to the way Shakespeare describes youth, is that in Salad Days the story talks about how two adolescents that are about to get married and so they say plan their future; don’t have a clue about what they are doing. In my perspective, Shakespeare refers to youth as salad days because in your

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