Reading: A Lie, a Failure, and the History of Both with Haroun and the Sea of Stories

“His hands were moving furiously in something like a dance of rage or hate. Faster and faster, more and more emphatic grew his hand movements; and then, in what might have been disgust, he let his hands drop, and began (horror of horrors!) to speak.” – Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie Rereading … More Reading: A Lie, a Failure, and the History of Both with Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Reading: Taking a Swim with Haroun and the Sea of Stories

“There were delicious pomfret in the sea at that time of year, so people could have a break from the glumfish; and the air was cool and clean, because the rain washed away most of the black smoke billowing out of the sadness factories.” – Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie Haroun and the Sea … More Reading: Taking a Swim with Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Reading: Can Read Between the Lines cause people to make more of a change?

“The crowd has gotten back in line. The registers have started beeping again, and no one could ever know that a guy might have just croaked on the floor we’re all standing on.” – Jo Knowles, Read Between the Lines Read Between the Lines is a realistic fiction novel written by author Jo Knowles. Despite … More Reading: Can Read Between the Lines cause people to make more of a change?

Reading: Can you relearn love with Anything Could Happen?

“Dancing is spiritual. Dancing is personal. Some people look at a dancing person and say, What a total show-off. They only notice the body of the dancing person. They look at the way the elbows jut out, the way the hips shake and the neck bends. They criticize all of these things, saying, This dancing … More Reading: Can you relearn love with Anything Could Happen?

Other: Character Creation and The Matrix

Disclaimer: The following post is a class assignment in response to watching The Matrix. Students were told to fully explore the scenario the movie introduces by creating a character that would fit into the film, and create three distinct responses for the beginning, middle, and end of the movie that the characters would create. In this case, … More Other: Character Creation and The Matrix

Books We’re Reading: What We Leave Behind with Romeo and Juliet

“Some shall be pardoned, and some punishèd. / For never was there a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Love and hate, joy and tragedy, the beginning and the end. And on this past Wednesday, our class has met the end of Romeo … More Books We’re Reading: What We Leave Behind with Romeo and Juliet

Books We’re Reading: Two Feathers Fallen, with Romeo and Juliet

“O Tybalt, Tybalt, the best friend I had! / O courteous Tybalt, honest gentleman, / That ever I should live to see thee dead!” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Marching along successfully, the class has cleared through Romeo and Juliet all the way to the end of Act III. And quickly, these last sections … More Books We’re Reading: Two Feathers Fallen, with Romeo and Juliet

Books We’re Reading: Letter to Romeo from Mercutio

“What care I / What curious eye doth cote deformities? / Here are the beetle brows shall blush for me.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Disclaimer: The following post is done as a character analysis and theme analysis of love for the play Romeo and Juliet assigned in class. The written letter will be through … More Books We’re Reading: Letter to Romeo from Mercutio