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November 4, 2022

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

For the October Quarterly Discussion, we read Plutarch’s “Coriolanus” and a speech by David McCullough titled “Knowing History and Knowing Who We Are.” I was not really sure if this combination would work because of the great differences between the two pieces. Plutarch’s biography portends to be history, but is simultaneously a commentary on culture,

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December 9, 2016

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

Last week was the first of four scheduled discussions of Harrison Middleton University’s film course on The Hollow Crown series. Ben Whishaw portrays Richard II in Shakespeare’s play by the same name. In it, Bolingbroke (Henry IV) steals the throne from Richard II. Shakespeare grants beautifully sad speeches of longing to Richard as he falls from grace.

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August 14, 2015

“Let Fame, which all hunt after in their Lives,/ Live register’d upon our brazen tombs,/ And so grace us in the disgrace of death:/ when spite of cormorant devouring time/ The endeavour of this present breath may buy/ That honor which shall bate his Scythe’s keen edge/ And make us heirs of all eternity.” — William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost, I.i.1-7

What is the difference between ego and pride?

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