The Great Gatsby: Chapters 7-9

(This contains spoilers for The Great Gatsby) I'm not very surprised by Gatsby's death. It seems to me there are very few ways Fitzgerald could have wrapped up a story such as this, and certainly fewer still in so few pages. There's something oddly soothing, too, in his death. The reminder that for all of … Continue reading The Great Gatsby: Chapters 7-9

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Does Imagination Depend on Exposure?

(Just so you know, this was written in 20 minutes, so please excuse any mistakes). On Monday, Anya and I read "Allegory of the Cave" by Plato out loud and then found various responses to it so we could see how other besides ourselves viewed it. Sometime people talked about education, or religion, or even … Continue reading Does Imagination Depend on Exposure?