Dayanna Hughes, Lauren N, Taylor Green, Jayla Wright, and Chloe Hart **In today's episode, we explain what happens in the last part of the book. Not only do we dive into the context of the book, but we also take a further look into the author's intent in writing what they did. ** references- pg 11. first meeting with a fortune teller
Children of the Night Episode 3
Amado, Ethan, Aden, and Shilo
In this episode we discuss the reason why Bram Stoker wrote Dracula. What he intended Dracula to represent to how people preserved it and how it was later interpreted in modern day society. We discuss how diseases were common during the era of Dracula and how vampire culture came to be. Along with the whole monster genre in general.
On this week’s podcast, we unfortunately come to a close on our reading of the Cat’s Cradle. We attempt to discuss the ending without spoilers, and not surprisingly, fail. The theme of this episode is Author’s intent, and come to a conclusion that Cat’s Cradle was a critique mainly on the conversation of science vs religion and the development of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Lastly, we discuss the winners and losers of the book and our major takeaways.
Some evidence we used
“I bought myself a job, just the way you bought yourself a tomcat husband, just the way Newt bought himself a week on Cape Cod with a Russian midget” (243)
“When there are such men as Felix Hoenikker to give such playthings as ice-nine to such short-sighted children as almost all men and women are” (245)
“The mountebank told them that God was surely trying to kill them, possibly because He was through with them, and that they should have the good manners to die.” (273)
“He always said he would never take his own advice, because he knew it was worthless.” (273)
“and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who” (287)
Purple Table Talk - Episode 3 - Author's Intent In this third and final episode, "The Purple Table Talk" discusses the ending of the novel as well as the novel as a whole through the theme of the author's (Alice Walker), intentions as to writing the novel. Every novel has a message to it and the message in this novel, we believe, was really strong and similarly relatable compared to the generation we are living in now. There were also outside resource connections we made during this discussion based off of the article we read in class about time traveling. The impact this novel has on the rest of society is the realization of differences from one time zone to another while still having the same concepts. Evidential page numbers: 199, 210, 220, & 270 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NqWGuAlVFOqpOhLukrB6kU7HbmbW04A5?usp=sharing
Members: Wes, Tai, Lei, Waverly
Episode Title : Alas!
In this episode of our podcast, we discuss the nuances of the novel with regards to how Yaa Gyasi intended the book to be read/interpreted. We have disagreeing dialogue about the book not having any true good people. We also briefly discuss our impressions of the book as a whole.
Akua and Fire - page 177
Death of Akua’s mother - page 180
“Wicked Man” - page 181
“War may be over” - page 158
- Government brainwashing (10-15)
- Ignorance and following the government blindly (56)
- Pete killing the horse for feeding other animals (pg. 139)
- Animal cruelty (pg. 140)
- Rosie using a stake on August (pg. 309)
- Death of Uncle Al (pg. 320)
- Jacob and Charlie's conversation (pg. 328)
The Purple Table Talk The names of the group members Aysha Siddiquee, Mindy Saw, Autumn, Sharron Norton, and Alan Chen
Episode 2- Purple Table Talk 2
In this episode of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple we were focused on shedding light on Nettie’s journey and the way that comes about and the changes that were made throughout the beginning and how it comes about especially the way that through her journey the different lenses especially the feminist lens. We dived into the Marxist and Historical to discuss the impact of setting on Nettie especially.
A list of the evidence used (with page numbers) for listeners to locate as desired ( Pg. 121, 170, 179 ) - the letters from Nettie to Celie.
179- Shug’s encounters with Albert explained
On this week’s podcast, we analyze our reading through literary lenses. We discuss the 1960s and its impact on the themes of the book. One of the major themes ends up being religion’s role in the story. We analyze Bokononism and its undenying contradictions, and truths. The Krew goes back and forth in understanding Vonnegut’s critiques of religion vs science through this fake religion of Bokononism. Finally, we discuss Mona, a strong female character who presents some problems for the narrator John.
“And there’s old Karl Marx…….They got practically every enemy that freedom ever had out there.”(230)
The people of San Lorenzo… are interested in only three things: fishing, fornication, and Bokononism”(234)
“Newt was the quickest, he pointed out to me that I had my passport and my billfold and my wristwatch in my hands” (192)
“I love everyone.” & “Love is good, not bad,” -207
“As your husband, I’ll want all your love for myself” (208)
- Performers vs. workers
- relationship between workers and performers
- relationship between workers
- relationship between performers
- Social societies