• Kamla commented on the page, on the site The Text In Its Historical Moment 1 week ago

    We know that Irene’s uncertainty about exactly how Clare fell from the window. The fact that Clare died by falling through the window that Irene opened earlier is significant because it seems to represent the danger among the group of those who have “passed” and the extreme that can be taken to protect the truth of their race. Yes, we know t…[Read more]

  • Raell, I enjoy reading your post. I think that the idea of “race” is an old ideology that engulfed our minds and separate us with heavy consequences. The “whiteness” that we all think is superior is of a cultural idea we build in our mind which fade-out any thoughts that we are all fundamentally alike as human, requiring the same fundamentally…[Read more]

  • Gabriele, I like what you stated “where a fractional percentage of color and white is enough for one to feel they have an opportunity to pick or favor a side” and how diverse your family makeup is. Your family makeup is an example which supports my thoughts on race.
    I think that since the idea of race is not biological but it’s a myth. I know…[Read more]

  • I like the two questions you posed to the class. My thoughts on the “The One Drop Rule” is that it is the foremost connotation that is displayed legally in this divorce case, The Rhinelander/Jones Case, and is also the foremost connotation that is displayed socially in Passing. Clearly we see how this reinforce the “us versus them” men…[Read more]

  • I agree with you Rachel that here is shame in the destruction of something beautiful or delicate. Most of the time we are not aware that we have eased ourselves into these destructive behavior towards others and of beauty as is directed towards Henry after the fire. Love is beauty. Henry’s intention was to save Jimmie at all cost which is…[Read more]

  • I like your point of view of the text that instead of looking through the lens of the characters, you looked through the lens of the author… “Twain seems to be pushing the narrative that it matters not what the color of your skin is but rather what you grow up around.” Indeed, children are like sponges and what they learned early in life can…[Read more]

  • I do think that while writing this novel, Aphra Behn is trying to show her strong support to the ruling royalty of the time as well as showing her support against slavery. Maybe Behn is trying to find a path to a clear conscience because she knows it is a horrific thing happening to people of another nation who (as mainstream thoughts were at the…[Read more]