Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Nature of Humanity

"We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell." --Oscar Wilde

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." --Lucretius

Please read the above quotations. Which one more closely fits your personal philosophy and why? Which one might Gabriel Garcia Marquez and/or Nathaniel Hawthorne agree with and why? Do you think the two quotations necessarily oppose each other?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Devil in the Forest

How do you think Nathaniel Hawthorne would define "evil" based on "Young Goodman Brown"? Do you agree with his definition? Explain your thinking.

Monday, August 20, 2007

First Post: Expectations

What are your expectations of me as your teacher? What can I do to help you succeed? If you need help brainstorming, think back to a teacher who has inspired and challenged you. How did this teacher help you find success?