Literature and Terrorism In an age of terror, how does literature help us transcend our reality, lend perspective to our confusion by pulling us into the past and other cultures, and give expression to our anguish and fear through catharsis? They survived it; so can we.
As Howard stood in his room with his wife and another student, suddenly he screamed and dropped to the floor in agony. At first, Howard thought he was shot, and he glanced around the room to see if he could spot a smoking gun. As he writhed in pain on the ground, kicking and screaming, his wife called for a doctor.
They placed him on a bed without sheets or a pillow and offered no pain medication. He waited in the room for 10 hours. Yet the thought of death scared him.
Then he lost consciousness. He felt more alive than ever, and his senses seemed more heightened than usual. Suddenly he heard people outside the room calling for him by name. They spoke English, without a French accent, which seemed strange, because everyone in the hospital either spoke French or heavily accented English.
They walked a long time, and Howard wondered why he was not tired when he had just suffered the worst day of his life. I want to go back. Howard dug in his heels. A fight ensues His guides began to push and pull at him.
Howard fought back, but he was horribly outnumbered. This went on for a long time. He lay there motionless for a few moments, completely spent.
Whose voice was this, he wondered? It sounded like his voice, but the words were completely foreign to his own thinking.
Then he heard the voice a third time repeat the same message. His mind drifted back to his days in Sunday school as a child. He struggled to think of something he could pray. The more he prayed and began to mention God, the more they backed away from him.
It seemed to work! Even in the darkness, he could tell they had fled, but not too far away. As he lay there, Howard began to review his life. I had gone into the septic tank with other human garbage. I was being processed by the garbage people into garbage like them.
They were my kindred spirits. Now I will be stuck with them forever. As a child, I thought Jesus was really cool and he was my buddy and he would take care of me. They stopped moving, and both Howard and Jesus were hanging in space, somewhere between heaven and hell. I saw I became a selfish, unloving person.
I was successful, a full tenured art professor at 27, the department head, but I was a jerk.
Howard began to argue, but it was to no avail. Jesus told him to go back and live his life differently.How to Read English Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines is a nonfiction literary guide that aims to assist readers and students in their engagement with literature.
The book identifies certain literary conventions that guide literature; knowledge of and. From How to Read Literature Like a Professor. Thomas C.
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Anyone who has read How to Read Literature Like a Professor, please help! Here's my assignment: Students should choose any book that they have read and interpret it using any of the principles Thomas C.
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