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The Beautiful People: Manson and Blake in Death and Women

When observing the recitation of Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell” as done by Marilyn Manson, you do not expect the level of composure that Manson had when you look at his career as a musician/poet. With his rendition of the Blake poetry being spoken to the crowd, Manson delivers the symbolic imagery to the crowd in […] Continue reading

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That Poem From Interstellar

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against […] Continue reading

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Science Fiction’s Obsession with Human Mortality

A common theme and obstacle throughout science fiction stories is humans’ struggles with mortality, and their attempt to conquer it. There is a plethora of stories where a fear that man will be wiped out by themselves, a natural disaster, or some other entity is central to the plot. Other stories fanaticize about a future […] Continue reading

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The Eternal and Infinite Death

I tried to resist the Vortex and now I am caught. In Blake’s Milton A Poem Book 1, Milton seeks to prepare himself for judgement. Whether his preparation is the eternity of death or the infinite of the vortex, Judgement comes, and with it eternity. Milton speaks, “I will go down to self annihilation and eternal death, […] Continue reading

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Resurrection from Reason

The reason that Milton says that he needs to “go down to self annihilation and eternal death” is because there is some cleansing that comes from the destruction of the self. It is this cleansing that proves to bring people to a state of mind that is liberating from all the restraints placed on them. […] Continue reading

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A Bunch of Eternal Mumble Jumble

Although the first book of Milton A Poem read nothing but mumble jumble to me as I read it, I seemed to be aided by not only the Blake Dictionary, but also drawing from past discussions in class. I came to the conclusion that the reason why Milton feels he must “go down to self annihilation […] Continue reading

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Appreciating non-eternal life

Reading William Blake’s, “Europe: A Prophecy,” a sense of irony in his decision to coin “eternal” and “worms” in the same sentence can be seen: “That an Eternal life awaits the worms of sixty winters” (Blake, A Prophecy). When the image and associations of worms cross one’s mind, usually death, decay, and dirt are evoked. […] Continue reading

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Kill Me Later

By A.A. BENJAMIN   Braid seems like it was made by some guy who was slighted by love and needed a place to vent. And…I like that. The idea of a forgiving game creates a zone of warmth and comfort that propels game exploration. Braid is an escape and an innovative game style that has the […] Continue reading

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The significance of Sheriff Bell’s dreams at the end of No Country for Old Men

While the film No Country for Old Men contains several overlapping storylines and themes, perhaps the most significant and central to the movie – indicated by the title – is that of Sheriff Bell, an aging lawman in West Texas who finds himself on the trail of a ruthless killer. Nearing retirement, he questions his […] Continue reading

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Ghana: Roots Tourism, Hotel Collapses,Commodity Exchange

Roots Tourism Rising In an effort to bring more tourists to Ghana the country is promoting roots tourism for descendents of slaves in America to visit the Cape Coast. This was the largest slave output in early slave trading years and has attracted the Obama’s and Monique Ross to delve into their dark ancestral past…. Continue reading

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