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The Ramayana

Discussion by: Lucas B on Fri, 2013-06-07 09:20 with 0 comments
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How does this text femininity and masculinity? That is, what does it mean to be a woman in this world of this epic?

How does the Epic of Gilgamesh illustrate the inadequacy of our traditional way of thinking about sexuality and sexual orientation?

Discussion by: Lucas B on Fri, 2013-06-07 09:11 with 0 comments

I haven't really noticed until now that there isn't a word in our society that is used for relationships that are between brothers and lovers. This subject doesn't disturb me, because I feel like anyone should feel attracted to whoever feels right. I don't think that someone should be forced or pressured to find someone else attractive.

Structuralist Criticism of the Genre of the Epic

Discussion by: Lucas B on Fri, 2013-06-07 08:58 with 0 comments

What do Luke Skywalker, Simba, Dorothy, Gandolf, and Moses all have in common?
They all started with simple lives, but when the time comes, they try hard to save everyone from the villains. They are all the protagonists, and all went on a quest- some of them went on a emotional or mental quest- not only physical. These protagonists did these quests for the greater good or vengeance for loved ones.

Epic of Gilgamesh: Timeless and Universal

Discussion by: Lucas B on Fri, 2013-06-07 08:49 with 0 comments

The story if Gilgamesh is an ancient epic, which is timeless and universal. This masterpiece allows the reader to imagine a muscular king fighting arousing battle scenes. This story brings fresh, but mysterious, sensuous pleasures. It seems like there will be daring, possibly forceful love. It seems like obscure loss and death is uncanny, testing Gilgamesh's endurance and pride. Maybe there will be open, sinewy brooding. There might be a lusty, surge that is unleashed and will cause ominous visions.

Exodus 32

Discussion by: Lucas B on Fri, 2013-06-07 08:43 with 0 comments

Having one god was important to the people who created this text. Following the example of God was also important. It tells us that being faithful to their god and to their customs was important to them. One inference I can make from this text is that these people valued loyalty to YHWH. Another inference I can make just by looking at this text is that they valued loyalty to their traditions/customs.

7 Days at the Hot Corner

Discussion by: Lucas B on Mon, 2013-06-03 18:42 with 0 comments

Even though this is a fictional book, it gave me an interesting point of view on the topic of worrying about HIV and AIDS among one's friends. I thought that it would be more about baseball, but it seemed to have more of a focus on the HIV part of the equation.

Earth

Discussion by: Lucas B on Thu, 2013-05-30 19:59 with 0 comments

I really enjoy reading this book. I watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart when I can, and I love watching it because it allows me to know the news, but in a comedic way that interests me.

This book gives me information about the human race and our planet, but it's not just straight facts from a textbook- the writers used a very good style (comedy) to promote many interesting facts.

Free At Last

Discussion by: Lucas B on Wed, 2013-05-29 20:39 with 0 comments

This book gives a short lesson on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. I knew a few facts about him, but this gave me more insight into this amazing man's life.

Malcolm X

Discussion by: Lucas B on Wed, 2013-05-29 20:22 with 1 comments

This book was an interesting abridged version of a very important time in history. I had heard the name Malcolm X, but I never knew his background or about some of the events that he started or was involved in.

Abraham Lincoln

Discussion by: Lucas B on Wed, 2013-05-29 08:57 with 0 comments

This book gave me more information about the life of Abraham Lincoln. I had studied the Civil War and I knew a little about his life, but this gave me interesting information.

The first chapter of Abraham Lincoln by Tanya Lee Stone might leave a reader feeling satisfied because Abraham Lincoln helped his father with some work that he needed to do. An example of this is on page 8. "He helped his father with the farmwork, too." This is satisfying because it shows that Lincoln was a hard worker, and he didn't expect everything to be done for him.

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