"of man's 1st disobedience, &the fruit /of that forbidden tree" -open line, paradise lost. (God "you will die," &look at that: we live). this still taught ? no way.. fearful need control .
gothic novels generally feature B. gloomy settings &supernatural occurrences.
beowulf is the oldest existing English B. epic.
the hero of Gulliver's travels A) visits a land of tiny ppl (you) &a land of philosophers (me).
among themes in franz Kafka's :C) alienation &impossibility of human interconnection.
Epic theater of Bertolt Brecht attempts: involve audience intellectually not emo (fleeting).
legend of Faust ? man who sells soul to devil in return 4youth, knowledge, power. (fauci?)
siblings who wrote JaneEyre &Wuthering Heights ? Emily &Charlotte Bronte. #sisters4eva
man's rediscovery of sexual vitality was clue to his salvation : DH Lawrence. (interesting).
who was George Eliot ?(#woman. she didn't complain about name, bc she was busy..). <3
Ulysses : sailor faced danger &adventure on way home from Trojan War. (endless battle).
Russian novelist wrote sweeping sagas or historical &moral crises ? Tolstoy. (my boy).
British novelist &critic (ofc); stream of consciousness &interior monologue </3. -woolf
why was writer Salman Rushdie forced into hiding? wrote book deemed blasphemous by certain members of a religious group. (new religion : leftism. LOL. where is 45 ? #free ? ).
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
the man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. m.t
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr.
i don't lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. i cannot even spell the word. -"mad dog mattis"
soft minded men always fear change -mlk jr.
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
i have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears &sweat. -winston churchill, 1940
i keep my ideals, because in spite of everything i still believe that people are really good at heart. -anne frank
the most courageous act is still to think for yourself. aloud. -coco chanel
art is the signature of man.
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.