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  • The Fight Club is a very interesting novel written by Chuck Palahnik and was written in this kind of flash back or rewind style where we are introduced to a nameless narrator. In the beginning of the novel the […]

    • Great observations about the novel. I really like your analysis of the narrator’s namelessness. You hit on a lot of important themes in your analysis here: violence, consumerism, identity. You do a nice job of characterizing Tyler. And you include some mildly interesting speculation. 🙂

  • In scene two of Glengarry Glenross we are introduced to Arronow and Moss who both are struggling to make proper sales. Because being a salesman there is not much equal opportunity for growth. But Moss wants to […]

    • Good analysis of Roma. He does form a connection to Lingk to get him to buy the property. In many ways, it reads as a kind of seduction. At first, he is, I think, the most likable of these unlikable characters, but his true colors are revealed when his sales are threatened.

  • During Act Two of Glengarry Glen Ross opens with the Real Estate office being run downed and trashed. This sales company that these men are working for are forcing their employees to compete against each other. […]

    • I like your use of the word “dangled” to describe the way in which the cadillac was being used to motivate the men. Mitch and Murray are really taking a carrot and stick approach. You also do a good job of analyzing the injustice and unfairness of the system. The salesmen are not given equal opportunity to succeed. It is definitely a rich get richer type system. Do you think this is reflective of our capitalist economic system?

  • Hi, I’m Jocelyn and I’m a health science major.

  • Glengarry Glenross by David Mamet is a play that shows the life of four salesman Levene, Roma, Moss, Arrow Williamson, who sell real estate at very high prices. Their boss sets up a sales contest which is used as […]

    • Great observations about the economic injustice of the current sales system. There is not equality among the salesmen. Those who perform better, are more successful, are privileged. While those who do not have to work even harder to become successful.
      I hope that as you continue to read the play in will become easier to understand.

  • On Monday we read Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet in class together. Everyone brought a copy of the book to class, volunteers were asked to read out the parts and act it out. It was more fun to do it this way, […]

    • I am glad that you are enjoying acting out the play, and that it is helping you to better understand its content. That is often the case with drama, which is, of course, meant to be performed.
      You provide a nice summary of the events so far. But try to include more analysis.

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  • “The lesson” is a short story by Toni Cade Bamara that was narrated by a young black girl who is about ten years old by the name of Sylvia. The story had a very interesting beginning where we see Sylvia cri […]

    • You do a very nice job of describing Sylvia. Yes, she does seem to be very angry, but as you insightfully observe, she has her reasons. Her anger functions largely as a coping mechanism, a way to stand up to the harsh world she lives in. You also do a great job of explaining why what Miss Moore is doing is so important. She want to make Sylvia and the other children aware of inequality so that they can push back against it in a meaningful way. You comments about friction in the community of color are also very sensitive and astute. Good work.

  • I believe that everyone goes through a critical scene or an important event at some point in everyone’s life. Typically, people tend to look at this and have an anxious and worrisome reaction to it because c […]

  • “The Standard of Living” by Dorothy Parker, “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara, and “The Garden Party” by Katherine Mansfield are all short stories that focuses on the uneven divide of wealth. This highlights the […]

    • Yes, there is an interesting parallel between Midge and Annabel entering the store in “Standard of Living” and the children in “Lesson.” They are both shocked by the prices of things, because these items cost more money than the they could imagine. Good observation about the lesson that these children learn. Nice analysis of “The Garden Party.” What do you make of the family’s attitude toward their lower class neighbors?

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    That one time that a person died in front of me.

    The time I had to overcome a complicated issue while moving to a new community. […]

    • This poem is made up of a group list of ideas for the final essay in The Personal Essay class. After the essays are posted I will link them to the corresponding line.

  • I believe that everyone goes through a critical scene or an important event at some point in everyone’s life. Typically, people tend to look at this and have an anxious and worrisome reaction to it because c […]

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