The more effective medium for telling the Harrison Bergeron narrative was film. Both versions take place in a nonsensical alternate universe riddled with plot-holes. The story is more confusing and generally ludicrous because of the details it churns out that do not tie in with the idea of its society’s “equality”. One example is the statement […]

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Terms I had never heard of before reading this text:  Nisei. War Measures Act. Immediately I realized that both these terms should be of higher prominence to me, especially considering the fact that I’m living in the country where these two items were both incredibly significant at a recent point; cities away, in fact, are […]

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A house should not be a box. Those living inside will expect themselves to be gift-wrapped. Paragraph: It is possible that Charlotte’s mother, in her quietly commanding ways, was the one to tip Charlotte into the realm of craving perfection and acceptance when she reached high school.  In “The Metaphor” by Budge Wilson, we see […]

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How might we begin to “reject the single stor[ies]” in our lives? Everyone tells white lies, or full lies, more often than we think, and (in my case) it’s usually not malicious – it’s things like saying, “Good, how are you?” in answer to a greeting instead of saying “Actually, I got zero sleep and my […]

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It is often believed that the lives of the homeless display an unsavoury existence and have nothing to offer. However, in the right circumstances, they can offer a fresh perspective. “Emil” by Stuart McClean, shares snippets from the life of the community of Emil, a homeless man, and Morley, a kind woman. In the story, […]

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