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Summer Reading For High School

Summer Reading For High School AP/Honors Class For 9th Grade   Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou Go Ask Alice by Anonymous Ajeema and His Son by Richard Bradford The Good Earth by Pearl Buck Runs … Continue reading

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The Feminist and the Cowboy

The Feminist and the Cowboy Initially, I liked the memoir by Alisa Valdez entitled The Feminist and the Cowboy.  It reminded me of my own relationship—although minus the drama.  I related to Valdez being a Feminist like myself.   Like Alisa … Continue reading

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Shaw and Religion

Shaw and Religion Ed by Charles A Berst, Penn State 1981 “There is to say Be and It Is,” is a Shavian saying. Shaw is indebted to numerous philosophies. He experienced religion in poetic terms. Development religiously was his perception … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Cassius tells Brutus in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. Cassius is urging his friend into action, telling him that there … Continue reading

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An English Affair

An English Affair Ralph Finnes I first noticed this strange bloke in the 1995 Strange Days. Although Ralph Finnes had been acting for five years prior to that movie, I had not seen him before. It wasn’t until after I … Continue reading

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How Hamlet Haunts Sons of Anarchy

Outrageous Fortune: How Hamlet Haunts the Sons of Anarchy Kurt Sutter mentioned that Sons of Anarchy was meant to have the subtext of a Shakespearean Tragedy, particularly Hamlet.  As Hamlet opens with the death of the King, Sons of Anarchy … Continue reading

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The War of the Roses and The Game of Thrones

The War of the Roses and Game of Thrones   There have been a number of references to the fact that George RR Martin drew inspiration from the historical War of the Roses, but nothing in great detail about what … Continue reading

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The Gothic Flame

The Gothic Flame: Being a History of the Gothic Novel in England: Its Origins, Efflorescence, Disintegration, and Residuary Influences by Devendra P. Varma 1966   Some of the earliest Gothic novels include: Mrs. Radcliff, Romance of the Forest, Northanger Abbey, … Continue reading

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Gargoyles

  Gargoyles Though in college at the time, I took a liking to the Disney cartoon Gargoyles.  It ran from October 24, 1994 to February 15, 1997.  Currently Season 1 and Season 2 Volume 1 are available on DVD.  I … Continue reading

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