Bookworm Room stuff

The guidelines I followed.

Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences. The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!

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The folly of parents can have terrible and tragic consequences for their children. In truth, Romeo and Juliet, with great beauty and complexity, offers a range of arguments, insights, and ideas. It cannot be reduced to one.

This is to offer up the context for the paragraph, but the 5th sentence starts here.

And even if it could (which it cannot), all we would need to do is to turn to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a work by the same author, where we find young lovers facing much opposition and difficulty and in a wonderful comic resolution, triumphing. Why do we turn to literature, if not for arguments that tell us how to live? What does a work of literature offer us? Consider this comment by Salman Rushdie:

The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual idiosyncratic vision of one human being in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected.

Literature for Composition 8th ed.

It is a fitting remark given my views concerning David Weber. His works are, after all, one of the central resources that my current education in warfare and politics have been based on.

Book tagged me and so I had to obey. But, if I was going to go to the trouble of copying something from a physical book and writing it on the computer, which is not something I like doing, then I made sure to do it right. And I didn’t need to look in more than one book to do so. Such is the serendipity of our lives.

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One Comment on “Bookworm Room stuff”

  1. Cricket Says:

    That sounds like more fun that getting all ‘creative’ with analysis and ‘author intent,’ and personal interpretation.


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