Blessings and Curses

How do blessings and curses play a role in the events that take place? After finishing reading the play, I have realized that it is not so much about love as it is the fated birth of Sakuntala and the King’s child. Although it seems they are in love by their own free will and… Read more Blessings and Curses

Morality and Trauma

How did the dictatorship affect the characters in The Funeral Singer? This story takes place in New York and follows three women who were forced to leave their country. Despite the simplicity and youthfulness of the three of them taking the class, their reasons for being there are terribly violent and traumatic. They talk about… Read more Morality and Trauma

The Relationship Between Cultures

Differences between cultures continuously lead to prejudice and conflict. The two pieces of work the class focused on, Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka and The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings by Olaudah Equiano, are full of comments on cultural differences and relationships. The different beliefs and behaviors can cause prejudice and can… Read more The Relationship Between Cultures