The first feature that drew me to read this book was that the main character, Joanna Gordon, is openly a lesbian. Most LGBT books I’ve read star a character who is secretly gay and lives in agony because they hate themselves, or whatever.
“For if she not be honest, chaste, and true, / There’s no man happy. The purest of their wives / Is foul to slander” (4.2.18-20).
Medcalf spoke of his ideal day, and in that day he went to his job to teach, which was surprising to the students he was talking to. From personal experience, only a small percentage of teenagers I know would actually go to school on an ideal day. I wish that school was enjoyable enough to want to go more than explicitly necessary, but that doesn’t mean I’m coming in on Saturdays.
Depending on which student you ask, collaborative project are either fun and enjoyable or an unbearable hellscape. Thankfully, mine leaned more towards the former than the latter.
The ending for Haroun and the Sea of Stories was a little unsatisfying for someone reading the story and looking for deeper meanings. I don’t mean to say Rushdie wasn’t a good writing concerning quality, but conceptually, the story tied up too nicely. Although it was a fantasy story, the resolution where everyone lived happily … Continue reading Haroun & The Sea of Stories: Final Thoughts
In both Bolo and Mudra, Rushdie recognizes their inability to conform to their nation’s ideals, whether consciously (like Mudra’s refusal to fight for Khattam-Shud), or subconsciously (like Bolo in his blunt speech and mannerisms).
When I first started Haroun and the Sea of Stories, I expected a children’s book with the emotional depth of an episode of Clifford the Big Red Dog...
Wonder by R.J. Palacio [5 out of 5 Stars] I read this book at the insistence of my younger brother and my mother, two people who have a completely different taste in books. That says a lot about Wonder. Ever since middle school, I have really disliked books told through first-person. I felt as if … Continue reading Wonder: A Review
I knew that I had changed since September, but I didn’t know how. Nothing stood out to me. Then, I started to think about my fears from the beginning of the year.
Note: As an assignment for English class, we were instructed to create a Neo-esque character to be inserted into the plot of "The Matrix". The following was the character I wrote for, and the questions I struggled with from the start to the finish of the movie. Aletheia: Communication #1: Maybe I made the wrong decision. … Continue reading An Investigation of the Philosophy in “The Matrix”