Class Reflection

I really enjoyed this course. I loved the reading material throughout the year. I think we all did a really great job considering the circumstances. I really enjoyed the student interaction and the feedback that I received on each and every assignment that had comments under it. The in-class discussions were enthralling, all while keeping… Read more Class Reflection

Shakuntala Question

From what I took away from this play is the idea of the hero’s journey. I believe that this is a perfect example of what we as the readers should expect from the hero’s journey when reading a story. I wanted to ask what others thought about it. Is there ways that this format can… Read more Shakuntala Question

Reflection of Project 3

I really hope this project was as clear and to the point that I wanted it to be. I think there is something to be said about storytelling over time. How culture and world events might have influenced the direction of storytelling. I’d love to hear what others think about it. Does the tie ins… Read more Reflection of Project 3

King Dusyanta-> John Smith-> Aragorn

This project will consist of three “film reviews” from Shakuntala, Pocahontas, and Lord of the Rings. I believe that their “heroic” characters and their respective conflicts draw similar conclusions. I am setting out to show a pattern in characters perspective storytelling over time. It should start as origin, to “original”, then to the final rendition.… Read more King Dusyanta-> John Smith-> Aragorn

Dew Breaker Question

Is it ok for Papa to lie, or at least not be as forthcoming about his past in “Dew Breaker”? I kind of highlighted this moral and ethical question in my last project. Papa is faced with a road to cross that leaves him in what he sees as a lose, lose scenario. He could… Read more Dew Breaker Question

Project 2 Reflection

This project was something that I had a lot of fun with. Again, I had compared text with a form of media. The twist with this project is that the comparison has the course material coming after the compared text (Platoon). I liked the uncanny similarities between Papa and Sgt. Barnes characters because the context… Read more Project 2 Reflection

Project 1 Reflection

This project conceptually was something that I had been sitting on for a long time. I enjoy comparing modern media to historical texts because I feel as if I am piecing together history to arrive to a conclusion that helps complete a broader picture. I compared Chris from “Get Out” to Equiano’s concept as a… Read more Project 1 Reflection

Back to the Past

I think that there are many reasons why the death of African Americans have been swept under the rug as a footnote in our modern America. One of the biggest reasons, I believe is that people find more peace in willful ignorance than actually addressing comfortability. I think people are genuinely stuck in an idea… Read more Back to the Past