I didn't have a favorite part of Wit. I enjoyed the entire play.
The ending only truly clicked in my head after our class discussion on Tuesday. Lori mentioned that it goes along with the theory that people wait to die until the time is right. I found this is be the explaination that I had been looking for. Without this small comment the ending was just a blur of activity.
I love that it is the simple things that make a play. Wit is about simplicity. The idea is simple. She is going to die. Thats the play. She is going to die and tells you about it.
“The covers of this book are to far apart.”
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Inspiration comes at the oddest times and from the strangest events. For reporter/author Sophie Treadwell it came during the media rush surround the trial of Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray. I wanted to look further into the matter that inspired Machinal, one of my favorite pieces of literature that we read and analyzed this year.
I found a slue of information. The most interesting piece I found was actually a picture. The image is a shot taken from a photographer's ankle of Ruth Synder's execution. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the image to upload, but it can be viewed here.
Maybe they couldn't figure out what chicken tastes like, which is why chicken tastes like everything!
Mouse (Matt Doran) The Matrix
I've determined what needs to be the future of educational technology. It completely eliminates the pencil. Perhaps this is completely Matrix inspired, who knows. Anyway, we all need microchips inside our heads. Class would be plugging ourselves in. And since I know there is a need to complete homework, all you would have to do is think about it and the results print out your ear.
Think about it, painless learning, sounds like a great idea to me. I'm going to start a company - Einstein On Disk. It'll be great; we'll create the materials you plug yourself into. Maybe you're wondering if this is such a great idea, I mean, that way there is no way to tell how biased the material you are getting is. I have no idea how that would work out. Not like it matters anyway though, I'm still stuck with the try-and-fail method.