ENG 221 QCQ #6: Antigone pg. 35-62

ENG 221 QCQ #6: Antigone pg. 35-62

Quote: Creon: Then she has not been taken by this disease? Haemon: Her fellow-citizens in Thebes deny it. Creon: The city will tell me how I ought to rule it? Haemon: Do you hear how rash and young you sound? Creon: Should I rule this land for myself or for others? Haemon: This city does not belong to one man! Creon: Isn’t the city thought to be her ruler’s? Haemon: You’d be a good monarch for a desert. (40)  …

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ENG 221 QCQ #5: Antigone pg. 7-35

ENG 221 QCQ #5: Antigone pg. 7-35

Quote: Because it wasn’t Zeus who pronounced these things to me, nor did Justice, companion of the gods below, establish such laws for humanity. I would never think your pronouncements had such strength that, being mortal, they could override the unwritten, ever-lasting prescriptions of the gods, for those aren’t something recently made, but live forever, and no one knows when they first appeared. (l.459-468) (pg. 29)   Comment: These lines are said by Antigone after she has admitted to Creon…

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ENG 221 QCQ #3: Coates Part 1

ENG 221 QCQ #3: Coates Part 1

Quote: “We, the children, employed our darkest humor to cope. We stood in the alley where we shot basketballs through hollowed crates and cracked jokes on the boy whose mother wore him out with a beating in front of his entire fifth-grade class. We sat on the number five bus, headed downtown, laughing at some girl whose mother was known to reach for anything—cable wires, extension cords, pots, pans. We were laughing, but I know that we were afraid of…

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ENG 221 QCQ #2: James Hall Interview

ENG 221 QCQ #2: James Hall Interview

Quote: “Well, if anybody’s mean to you you’ve got to be nice to them and this is the reason I didn’t charge him nothing. I wanted to let him know that the cows didn’t ruin me and didn’t eat up much of my stuff. Therefore, I didn’t charge him not nary dime” (13).   Comment: This quote from James Hall in his interview comes from his description of a chain of events surrounding a problem he had with his neighbor…

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ENG 420 QCQ #5: Jane Eyre Ch. 32-Conclusion

ENG 420 QCQ #5: Jane Eyre Ch. 32-Conclusion

Quote: “As his curate, his comrade, all would be right…my body would be under rather a stringent yoke, but my heart and mind would be free. I should still have my unlighted self to turn to: my natural unenslaved feelings with which to communicate in moments of loneliness. There would be recesses in my mind which would be only mine, to which he never came…but as his wife—at his side always, and always restrained, and always checked—forced to keep the…

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ENG 420 QCQ #3: Jane Eyre Ch. 1-12

ENG 420 QCQ #3: Jane Eyre Ch. 1-12

Quote: “‘My dear children,’ pursued the black marble clergyman, with pathos, ‘this is a sad, a melancholy occasion; for it becomes my duty to warn you, that this girl, who might be one of God’s own lambs, is a little castaway: not a member of the true flock, but evidently an interloper and an alien. You must be on your guard against her; you must shun her example: if necessary, avoid her company, exclude her from your sports, and shut…

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ENG 420 QCQ #2: Frankenstein Ch. 11-24

ENG 420 QCQ #2: Frankenstein Ch. 11-24

Quote: “I shuddered when I thought of the possible consequences of my consent; but I felt that there was some justice in his argument. His tale, and the feelings he now expressed, proved him to be a creature of fine sensations; and did I not, as his maker, owe him all the portion of happiness that it was in my power to bestow?” (129). Comment: This quote is expressed by Victor as he contemplates his monster’s request to build a…

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QCQ #1: Cohen’s “Seven Theses” and the Contemporary Monster

QCQ #1: Cohen’s “Seven Theses” and the Contemporary Monster

Because I’m excited for UNE’s upcoming spring musical, I will try to examine Cohen’s theses through the embodiment of the contemporary “monsters” depicted in Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy’s 2010 musical, Heathers: the Musical. Based on the classic 1988 film, Heathers takes place at your average American large, nasty, clique-ridden high school. The opening scene displays just about every recurrent theme from classic movies about classic high schools: teasing, bullying, polarized and isolated groups of jocks, geeks, and burnouts, and…

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Journal #2: Chapter 1 – Plain Language (pg.25-31)

Journal #2: Chapter 1 – Plain Language (pg.25-31)

In the professional world, time is money. When it comes to quick communication among colleagues, clients, and other businesses, it is often necessary to cut down on complicated wording and give just the basic and crucial facts. Chapter 1 explains the concept of plain language and how it is beneficial in professional fields.  Plain language is a method of writing that is used to provide information in the clearest, most concise way possible. It avoids the use of complicated and…

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