About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Whitney and I’m a third year student at the University of Georgia. I’m an English major with minors in Theatre and Political Science, and I also spend the spring acting as a copy editor for Stillpoint Literary Magazine.

I am a Shakespeare scholar and often find myself watching and comparing different productions of Shakespeare plays. My favorite novels include Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

For those who care, my zodiac sign is Virgo, I’m an INFJ and an enneagram type 2. I can often be found grabbing bubble tea, scouring record stores downtown, or re-watching The West Wing.

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“The Fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”

JuLius Caesar, Act i, Scene II

“Neither Wit Nor Words”

In act III, scene ii of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the audience witnesses the eulogies given by Brutus and Mark Antony for the funeral of Caesar. 

In many ways, the “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” speech remains one of the more well known Shakespearean monologues.  The audience witnesses Antony’s adeptness with words and his unique utilization of his speeches that are able to stir the plebeians’ political support.

I suppose that, like Antony, my words have always remained as my greatest strength, in both writing and in speech. Like any young English major, I have found comfort in the poetics of the written word. My life has been wholly built upon the arrangement of words and what can be found between them, I have lived and breathed metaphors and morphemes since I was a child.

The quote featured on my homepage is one of many Shakespeare quotes that I have always associated with myself. Perhaps this is due to the presence of the second word premiering phonetically in the first half of my name, or maybe it’s because the forum speech was one of the first Shakespeare monologues that I memorized. Whatever the particular reason why I latched onto this quote as a young girl, It has always portrayed my attachment to the power of words and speech which remains my greatest strength, as well as Antony’s.