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  1. Thread: 1984 Help!

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    That's an excellent point you raise, Atheist...I...

    That's an excellent point you raise, Atheist...I missed it. I merely interpreted Orwell's use of the snow globe as a representation of the insignificant given significance (via Winston) by its...
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    Since I first read this story as a high school...

    Since I first read this story as a high school freshman (1968), I've must have gone through 50 or more re-readings along with countless interpretations of what Bartleby symbolizes. One interpretation...
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    Yes. Melville and Hawthorne both worked in a...

    Yes. Melville and Hawthorne both worked in a customs house: H. in Boston and M. here in New York City. I agree that a story and/or character requires an historical investigation for a more adequate...
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    Employment at a "dead letter" office (or an...

    Employment at a "dead letter" office (or an allusion to Melville's own employment at the Customs House) could hardly serve to precisely explain Bartleby's behavior. This would merely relegate...
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    If Bartleby suffered from autism, it could have...

    If Bartleby suffered from autism, it could have been the most creative form of autism known to medicine. His legendarily strange behavior seems too determined, too intentional, to be the result of an...
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    For the likes of you to set yourself up as critic...

    For the likes of you to set yourself up as critic and condemn Dickens' HARD TIMES (or anything related to Dickens for that matter) is like the Moon criticizing the Sun for its dullness. (And by the...
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    An example of one of the merrily whimsical pranks...

    An example of one of the merrily whimsical pranks of Shakespearean literary analyis is the following word (?): "honorificabilitudinitatibus"-chew on that for a spell. This is a nonceword from LOVE'S...
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    Looney's assertion that Edward deVere was the...

    Looney's assertion that Edward deVere was the actual author of Shakespeare's works first appeared in 1920 and was quickly dismissed by 1921. The origin for most of this contention is the Baconian...
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    If you read this sentence you'll :flare: five...

    If you read this sentence you'll :flare: five seconds after you reach this period.
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    My shadow agrees. I, on the other hand, agree to...

    My shadow agrees. I, on the other hand, agree to disagree to agree.....Mine host, bring me wine and one hard boiled egg...make that two hard boiled eggs (and one duck egg).
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    Me and I my shadow aren't talking. I can no...

    Me and I my shadow aren't talking. I can no longer tolerate his following me around.
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    Gurgle: A flood of incomprehensibility. ( It's...

    Gurgle: A flood of incomprehensibility. ( It's all a "gurgle" to me.)

    Caveat...
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    I'm feeling as old as Methuselah (and probably...

    I'm feeling as old as Methuselah (and probably look it) but a little younger than tomorrow. Fortunately, my wife, who is young and alert, is always here for my emotional rescue and similar therapy.
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    I don't know the poem, but I think the poet...

    I don't know the poem, but I think the poet you're looking for is Leslie Marmon Silko...if anything, the First Person style you describe (and based on the few works I read of hers) sounds like Silko....
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    Keats' ODE ON A GRECIAN URN

    My favorite poem was,is and will always be Keats' ODE ON A GRECIAN URN. It's concluding lines "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,'--that is all/ Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know" is the...
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    The Subjective Mind and the Objective Mind are...

    The Subjective Mind and the Objective Mind are opposite ends of the same bewilderment; it's great material for conversation, however, and provides endless amusement.
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    Then, if you're right, I'd welcome my inevitable...

    Then, if you're right, I'd welcome my inevitable death and oblivion with open arms. With that, I'll close this exchange. Regards.
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    Thank you, Logos. All of Franklin's writings are...

    Thank you, Logos. All of Franklin's writings are a delight, but the AUTOBIOGRAPHY is in a class of its own. Being a Dickens fan, I've always enjoyed the autobiographical style of writing. Of course,...
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    Then we'll have a world of cyborgs. While this...

    Then we'll have a world of cyborgs. While this may seem very intellectually entertaining when confined to science fiction stories and related discussions, I'd rather not be a part of it. I suppose...
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    Hi Hawky, It's similarly "boiling...

    Hi Hawky,

    It's similarly "boiling hot" here in New York City. Welcome to this proud congregation of literary thinkers, dabblers, performers, and assorted lunatics (like me)...all in...
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    No. Emotions are one of the few human traits that...

    No. Emotions are one of the few human traits that separate us from our computers. What could ever emerge from a unemotional existence that wasn't limited to 2+2=4?...and never Why? What Art would...
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    Plastered Of Paris

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    Discernment

    Discernment
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    THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY Ben Franklin

    Franklin is erroneously perceived by many as some old fuddy-duddy wandering through tired pages of American history and folklore. "A penny saved is a penny earned" (and related quotes) has served to...
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    I haven't read either novel since I was a...

    I haven't read either novel since I was a freshman in college (about 35 years ago!). However, in both cases (especially Breakfast) it's as if an entirely new story emerged in the film versions...for...
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