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Day: March 4, 2022

We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.


March 4, 2022

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Literature is full of blind prophets. Today’s blog opens the door to better understanding this often-used literary device.

Characters who display temporary or permanent blindness represent a number of possibilities in literature. They might be able to see more than the average person, as in the case of Tiresias. For others, however, blindness parallels a character’s ignorance or stubbornness as in the case of Saul in Acts.

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