• Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ provides the audience with one of the most humanistic approaches to Jesus on film.  This is due to many factors, including the noticeable exclusion of famous bible passages such as “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”  However, it isn’t just relatable, unfamiliar dialogue that brings […]

  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian does exactly what good satire should do; the film takes a viewpoint and exaggerates it to such an extreme that an audience cannot help but laugh.  There is no doubt that John Cleese, Eric Idle, and the other Pythons do not take the notion of organized religion very seriously.  As we […]

  • Charlton Heston is considered to be one of the most iconic leading men of American cinema. Without a doubt, the people of the United States knew Heston’s name even before his “cold dead hands” speech in defense of the NRA.  The Ten Commandments is played annually on television when the Easter/Passover season comes around.  Heston is […]

  • Dear Reader, This little corner of the internet is dedicated to my work in my Eng170w course at Queens College.  More specifically, it is a study of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.”  It is a collective gathering of the assignments I have completed during the course of the semester.  My focus is on […]

  • clo120 commented on the blog post Revising My Site 8 years, 9 months ago

    I find that your template for the site is a bit constricting. It may be something to consider as you finish everything up. Since the posts are forced into such a small space, like on your home page, it can cause a reader some struggle to read it. This is just my experience though, and […]

  • clo120 commented on the blog post Revising My Site 8 years, 9 months ago

    I think a section about the history or context of your story would greatly help people who aren’t in our class or familiar with your chosen story. Even in you don’t plan on analyzing the story from a perspective that requires such info, it always helps an audience when they have a fuller understanding of […]

  • The Hannas’ house was a hundred-year-old Tudor. . . . Inside, everything was tasteful and half falling apart. The Oriental carpets had stains. The brick-red kitchen linoleum was thirty years old. When Mitchell used the powder room, he saw that the toilet paper dispenser had been repaired with Scotch tape. So had the peeling wallpaper […]

  • Can “The Cask of Amontillado” be looked at as a sort of dream, sitting there to be analyzed not just by Poe, but his audience as well? Much of my research has shown that Poe has always been viewed as having a sort of perverse quality to his writing. In focusing on this aspect, is […]

  • Myth absolutely needs repetition in order to establish a structure.  It is often by repeating earlier mistakes that new insight is gained and a lesson is offered to the reader.  By asking the miller’s daughter to give up her first-born child, Rumplestiltskin is putting her in a position similar to the one her father was […]

  • Thumbnail   By being faced with a daunting task, the characters often make choices or decisions that show a lack of thought.  Columns A and B reflect that.  After realizing that their deals are not as favorable as they thought they would be, they make further questionable decisions such as sending a servant to find a […]

  • The rhetorical element of metaphor and simile is similar to Freud’s theory of condensation because by forcing two ideas together into a single sentence forces knowledge and thoughts the two have in common, much information is packed down into a smaller package. The point the author is trying to get across with those notions is […]

  • As human beings, we automatically tend to put our own experiences into understanding the work. In addition to objectively looking at the words, we must take the whole poem into account for ourselves, and give the lines meaning and focus on connotation.

  • Step 1: Look at the words on the page, carefully noting which symbols are placed where. Step 2: After noting the positions of the signifiers and symbols, picture in one’s mind the idea being established in the linear order. Step 3: Think about why those specific words were chosen in favor of other possibilities, and […]

  • That in black ink my love may still shine bright.

  • ThumbnailDigital Humanities would definitely fit on Richter’s map.  As with most technology, programs such as Wordle provide us with a new way to do things we already were.  E-mail, text messaging, Twitter, and others all allow us to do things more efficiently; they are not magical gateways that suddenly allowed humans to interact with one another […]

  • clo120 commented on the blog post Digital Humanities 8 years, 11 months ago

    Context is key! It is something necessary in order to really understand literature, especially with the differences between denotation and connotation.

  • clo120 commented on the blog post Digital Humanities 8 years, 11 months ago

    I totally had a similar situation with Ngram. I didn’t find it particularly useful, just another bit of info that I could use if I were to write a paper. It’s a tool, and it has uses (I guess). And in your response to previous comments, you mention Wordle overlooking key concepts or terms. I […]

  • clo120 commented on the blog post 8 years, 12 months ago

    I also feel that we were able to accomplish, at least in part, the learning goal you mentioned in your post. I’m sure that we will continue to polish up our methods and process to the point that we are going to become much more successful with the use of our online class meetings.

  • clo120 commented on the blog post Web Wednesday 8 years, 12 months ago

    I agree with you on the unique element of the online classes. It’s true that the time flies by, but that is something I wrote about as a potential concern. Overall I’m enjoying it, I just think we should all keep a close eye on how everything continues to proceed.

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