I look forward to talking one last time after break once I have had a chance to read your essays.
I appreciate the intellectual curiosity in wrestling with schools of theory, JSTOR essays, and the primary text as created your own argument. Again, more on this later.
The big question: Now what?
Going into this year, I wanted to see if we could connect two different novels and writers:
Heart of Darkness (1902) by Joseph Conrad. Free Ebook.
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Free Ebook.
Both have great film connections:
The Hours and
The problem is time... and admittedly interest. At this point, I am wary of discussing two short novels that few, in fact, read. Email me your thoughts.
FYI - Thus far, everything we've read has been required. Now it's my call. I am excited about the possibilities that I have outlined, but that means little if you're not interested. Think about it. Now's your chance...
By the way, April is poetry month - and I am presently infatuated with Why Poetry Matters.
You might enjoy this documentary: Louder Than a Bomb.
YouTube Channel - On Netflix and Amazon Prime.
So more on this soon.
P.S. A few good lines...
Quotes from Heart of Darkness (1902) by Joseph Conrad. Free Ebook.
Quotes from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Free Ebook.
As Kayla suggested in her Chapel talk, perhaps, life - the world - is meaningless, that is except for the meaning we choose to give it.
Find your reason.
In literature, we deconstruct and dissect meaning, seeking the truth in the text;
then, we redefine and synthesize what is true to us.
I find reading rewarding, inspiring, even enlightening. I hope you do too.