Blog Response #3: Film vs Text

After reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron and watching the film 2081 (an adaptation of the narrative), I have come to the conclusion that the most effective medium for telling this story is through film. In my opinion, the text was quite bland and although it was mostly likely the authors intent, at times it was boring and I felt that it lacked emotion. The film was more interesting, and it was able to convey the.. Read More

Barbara Gittings

It took me a while to find someone for this years’ eminent, mostly because I wasn’t really sure what “kind of person” I wanted to do. After looking through the list of eminent people that have been done in the past, I decided that I wanted to choose someone who has impacted the LBGTQ+ community; I feel that there’s a lack of representation in that area. My eminent person this year is.. Read More

Blog Response #2: Racism

I believe that the thesis of David Suzuki’s “Racism” is that although it may seem like racism is disappearing it is still extremely present, even in youth. The anecdote at the beginning of his letter was about one of his childhood friends, who called his father the c-slur. “[Suzuki] didn’t know whether [he] should laugh or be mad because [his friend] had used a racial slur” (17). It surprised me.. Read More

Blog Response #1: Emil

In Stuart McLean’s “Emil”, Morley becomes friends with a homeless man named Emil, who is described as “dirty, wild, and crazy” (109). Although others often treat Emil with disrespect because of his appearance and the stereotype usually associated with homeless people, Morley sees him as an equal – a normal human being just as capable as herself. She realizes throughout the three years that she knows him that fulfillment has.. Read More