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A small stroke of genius

November 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Today in ENGL 110 (that’s the only class I ever seem to write about,
how strange!), we were discussing our novels and somehow got on the
topic of how people often betray their own identities in order to fit
in with a certain group of people.  You know, we’ve all been their,
done that.

So, in my effort to contribute positively to the discussion, I
referenced the film Mean Girls, which has very little resemblance to our Native Canadian literature.  Half the class chuckled nervously, and my
TA burst out laughing since he’d never seen the movie, but thought it
was great that someone brought pop culture into our serious literary discussion.  At the time, I wasn’t too sure if my point was valid or not until after the discussion, he approached me and praised me on making good points throughout the discussion.

Just goes to show!  Your random observation may be worth throwing out there, no matter how strange it may seem.

Tags: ENGL 110

3 responses so far ↓

  • Eastwood // Nov 22nd 2008 at 2:21 am

    speaking of identities… I just did a paper for eng 120 on “The Sound of Humanity: music as ‘true’ identity in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus.”

    It was… intense.

  • victoria tothill-brown // Nov 22nd 2008 at 3:54 pm

    There are no words to describe how much I love that movie. I remember having to watch it in high school music class every year and hating it the first time I watched it, but after the second watching, I realized how gorgeous of a film it is. <3

  • Tysune // Nov 29th 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Oh yes. Mean Girls is bon.

    It seems awkward, but my English 12 teacher always used to encourage random connections like that.

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