scott does scotland: travel adventures

Margarita and The Master

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(Perhaps we would consider the story very differently if Margarita was mentioned first?) Well, as per usual, this blog post is going to be some semblance of literary analysis formatted as a stream of consciousness ramble. What can I say? I don’t think in a linear way… The thing that struck me first about this novel is the concept of atheism and the way it is portrayed then versus how it is viewed now. This novel was written during a time of massive change and I assume that someone being…read more

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Fateful acceptance

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The first time I read Faustus, it was pretty much completely lost on me (as were most things I read in high school). I enjoyed the read this time around, although to be honest I found the footnotes distracting to my comprehension of the text (by stopping to read the footnotes I’d lose my flow in a soliloquy and have to start again, etc). Marlowe writes some good stuff, but he’s just not Shakespeare … Format-wise, these questions are going to be half question, half reflection because that’s just the…read more

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Who is Antigone?

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Antigone’s Claim was a really interesting read for me – I got the impression it might be a bit dry but I actually loved it! Although I didn’t entirely agree with all of Butler’s arguments,¬†Antigone’s Claim¬†raised some interesting questions/ideas for me, so here they are (in some kind of order …) 1. Did she or did she not have an incestuous thing for Polyneices? Butler strongly implies that she did, and Jill suggested in lecture yesterday that she did, but I’m still not 100% sure. I feel like maybe she…read more

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antigone, essays and illness …

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A preliminary note of explanation: I was at Girl Guide camp this weekend (despite feeling slightly under the weather on Friday) and returned with a full-blown cold and no voice whats0ever. Me being me, I decided to do everything I’d normally do on a Monday (with the exception of field hockey practice, which I deemed a horrible idea) … the result of my usual overcommitment being that I woke up today feeling equally as gross as I did yesterday. I realized that this momentary illness could not deter me from…read more

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