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October 2017

Blog Response #3 – “Harrison Bergeron”

In your opinion, what is the most effective medium for telling the “Harrison Bergeron”  narrative: film or text? Explain your answer using specific details that relate to each version, as well as thoughtful reasoning. Although the short-story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. may… Continue Reading →

An Introduction to Charlotte E. Ray

Extending from the 17th century to the 1960s, privileges were given to White Americans but denied to Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic and Latino Americans. Slavery, Segregation, immigration and naturalization law, and internment camps were major racially and ethically structured… Continue Reading →

Blog Response #1 and #2

Blog Post #1 What might you ‘take away’ from our discussions of Stuart Mclean’s “Emil” or “Safe Places,” Chamimanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story,” or Budge Wilson’s “The Metaphor” this week? How might you apply this ‘take… Continue Reading →


We are taught to become rich and successful in order to prevent ourselves from becoming homeless. Rarely, are we told to become rich and successful in order to help the homeless. Through Stuart McLean’s gratifying short story, “Emil,” the character Morley attempts to understand and become friends with the… Continue Reading →

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