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April 23, 2007

These Characters Are How Old?

He was a soldier, and if anyone had asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he wouldn't have known what they meant.

Card, Ender's Game Finish -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 18, 2007

True Lies

Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.

Card, Ender's Game Ch 1-6 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 16, 2007

Blogging Checkpoint

Blogging Checkpoint -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 15, 2007

Salvation

The pre-Christian setting of the play presents the perfect background for an allusion to the ancient god; the Green Man lends a cohesive thread to the depiction of a wild world barren of God's saving grace. And yet, for those who support the optimistic theory, if Lear does portray the Green Man in act 4, this allusion actually heightens the drama of his spiritual salvation in the conclusion. For Lear would have come full circle indeed, from a representation of an earthy, pagan god to an image of a redeemed man.

Kennedy, "Shakespare's King Lear" -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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I Never Would Have Guessed

And Edgar restates the ideology at a crucial moment later in the action. Lear and Cordelia have been defeated by Edmund and the sisters. In a sense, good has been defeated: apocolypse looms. And the death wish resurfaces. 'No further, sir,' says Gloucester, ' a man may rot even here' (V.2.8). To which Edgar replies, 'What! in ill thoughts again?'; and, drawing on an emphatic, gnomic discourse, reiterates the play's position. 'Men must endure,' he says...

Zunder, "Shakespeare and the End of Feudalism..." -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 11, 2007

Irony At Its Finest

CORDELIA, [kissing Lear] O, my dear father, restoration hang Thy medicine on my lips, and let this kiss Repair those violent harms that my two sisters Have in thy reverence made.

Shakespeare, King Lear Acts 3-5 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 9, 2007

Ah...Shakespearean

LEAR How old art thou? KENT Not so yount sir, to love a woman for singing, nor so old to dote on her for anything. I have years on my back forty-eight.

Shakespeare, King Lear Acts 1,2 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 2, 2007

Everything's a Blur

She (Mrs. Shortley) said the Pole had been sent by the devil and the priest. Mr. Shortley had no doubt that the priest had got some peculiar control over Mrs. McIntyre and that before long she would start attending his Masses. She looked as if something was wearing her down from the inside.

O'Connor, "The Displaced Person" -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 1, 2007

Portfolio 2

When looking back to my first portfolio for this class, I've noticed some areas of growth. For the most part, my blog entries really aren't that much different. The main things I've noticed are as follows: my comments on others' blogs are often more productive and I have begun to participate in discussions on my own blogs. I have grown a lot in these two areas.

Portfolio 2 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Nothing is What it Seems (Some ideas changed for need to rhyme)

"But I must tell you something. There musn't be anything dishonest between us." She lifted his head and looked him in the eye. "I am thirty years old," she said.

O'Connor, "Good Country People" -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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