Dear Pamela,As a Brit, it’s nice to see someone from ‘over the pond’ who’s got most of the information about Afternoon Tea correct for a change: I now live in Vinci, Italy (yes where Leonardo was born), and now offer afternoon tea to Italians in our home dining would take you to task on one item in your article,(there’s always a critic!) and that is about Cream Tea in which you say: “Cream Tea — A simple tea service consisting of scones, clotted cream, marmalade or lemon curd and tea.” Cream Tea traditionally consists of scones served with clotted cream and strawberry said that if people prefer to have their scones (and it’s pronounced ‘skons’ as far as I’m concerned),with an alternative, I have no problem with that, it’s a free world (supposedly)!For example I sometimes fill my Victoria Sponge with lemon curd instead of the traditional raspberry jam and fresh raspberries both of which balance well with a nice cup of sweet Luck with the book!
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Troy's hamartia prevents him from acknowledging that times have changed. Like Oedipus Rex who came before him, he refuses to see the writing on the wall. Instead of believing what everyone around him is saying, he follows his own misguided path of delusion, ruining his sons dream to play football and go to college. Because of his actions, he builds not just a fence but an impenetrable wall around himself, never opening up to his family. Only at his funeral do his family attain knowledge of his deeper motives and obstacles despite his harmful actions. As Lyons says, "You got to take the crookeds with straights. That's what Papa used to say." With Troy there was always the crooked man trying to beat down the straight, and the straight man trying to control the crooked one. This tragic case of hamartia simultaneously destroys his chance of a happy life with his family and opens up a spot for Troy in the long line of tragic heroes..