Monthly Archives: September 2019

Wartime Measures

It’s important to take into account the circumstances of a situation. In times of war, different standards are often applied to domestic and foreign policy as countries are working in their best interests to defend their home front. In terms of the Zimmerman telegram, I think it was a strategic move for Britain to not […] Continue reading

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All is Fair in Love and War

In The Code Book, Simon Singh details the codebreaking successes of the British military during World War I–successes that often needed to be kept secret and prevented the spread of some important, yet sensitive information during the war. One such piece of critical information was the Zimmerman telegram. While some may think it completely unethical […] Continue reading

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B Is for Baby

Written by Atinuke Illustrated by Angela Brooksbank Publisher’s Synopsis: “Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank, creators of the award-winning Baby Goes to Market, pair up again for a bright and beautiful first book of words.” From the cover of the book you might think this is a cute ABC book meant for babies, BUT it’s about what […] Continue reading

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I Forgot to Tell You I Broke That Awhile Ago

Germany having no clue their ciphers were practically useless during the First World War was genius on behalf of British Intelligence. Britain, haven broken their cipher and not allowing Germany to know had turned out well for the Allies because it discouraged Germany from creating a new cipher. In my opinion, it made sense for  […] Continue reading

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Tech, Parents, and Identity

When I learned how Mary Shelly lost her children before she wrote Frankenstein and introduced Frankenstein’s monster, I strangely felt an urge to make a comparison right away between the parent-child relationship and the human-robot relationship. Frankenstein created the “monster” out of loneliness and some latent psychological need to prove himself. You hear people talking […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: “The Quilt”

For this week’s “Free Friday” blog post, I just had to pick The Quilt written and illustrated by Ann Jonas in 1984. I stumbled across this book at the library the other day and was instantly drawn into its cover art, ultimately deeming this book a true classic.  The book’s quilted endpapers are the same […] Continue reading

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Traditional Thursday: Windows

The book I’m choosing to highlight today as a “Traditional Thursday” post is not inherently traditional because of its age.  Rather, this fairly new story, Windows, flooded the pages and my mind with a traditional evening activity. Windows is a 2017 picture book written by Julia Denos and illustrated by E.B. Goodale.  The cover of […] Continue reading

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Stones Cut, Freedom Frees

“Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion.” With this proverb, comes Blake’s bold aim at altering how humans view certain institution/ systems in our society. Here, Blake uses two separate contrastments: prisons with law, and brothels with religion. While at first, this proverb might grow as a striking proverb, due […] Continue reading

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Is hell the road to imagination ?

William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell” is intriguing yet, can cause confusion to understand the contradictions, symbols, paradoxes, and other literary purposes in his work. However, I’ve chosen the proverb “You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough” (73). This proverb speaks about the possibilities of expanding your knowledge and […] Continue reading

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Meaning to Manson

Considering the many omitted lines from “Proverbs of Hell” in Manson’s reading, it suggests Manson’s interpretation of the poem centers in on personal experience and differences. During reading “Proverbs of Hell”, a few lines struck me. A few of those lines were, “A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees./ He whose […] Continue reading

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