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Freud – Civilization and Its Discontents

Freud’s Point  Where to start, WHERE TO START!? To put a pin on Freud’s point is worse Than to operate on an open heart! – But let’s start With one main point: The relationship between Eros and Death. – Freud spoke … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina II

Levin and Kitty: What a joy. At last the former loves his young boy. It took the brightest shock around To hit a tree upon that ground, That farmed ground, on which Levin walked. “Everything blazed, the whole earth caught … Continue reading

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Anaa Karenina I

Vronsky is of the World How is Vronsky “of the world”?  Three instances answer this question.  The first comes during 1.17, when Levin expresses he believes Vronsky is not an Aristocrat when talking to Oblonsky, “A man whose father crept … Continue reading

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Rules of the Game – Renoir Film, 1939

What is just? What is a rule? Meditating on morals; following faith. Is this accomplished in Rules of the Game? No. The adults are cheating, the adults are cheating! What benefit does this serve society, Who views this film and … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre II

How Do You Choose Your Way of Life? Dear Jane, The things you do are wonderful. Nearly raising Adele, as well as other children, May quite well be raising their souls from Hades, For you are wonderful: Your morals are … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre I

Prestige Guests One scene in Jane Eyre that distinctly stands out to me is when Mr. Rochester dresses as a fortune teller and creates quite a buzz.  How would this scene be different if the perplexed guests were not aristocratic, but rather common folk? … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet (the movie)

Zoom, Zoom. Zeffirelli’s film-take on Romeo and Juliet was overall very well done.  From the cinematography to the musical score, the drama of the story was definitely conveyed to the viewer, thanks to the director.  One entertaining, though risky aspect of the film … Continue reading

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