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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Schindler's List

Veronica Adams, December 15, 2013

Schindler’s List tells the compelling true story of how a single person saved more Jews from being gassed than any other individual in World War II. This person is Herr Oskar Schindler, the director of a Polish concentration camp. Although he runs the camp, he does not agree with the Nazi policy of mistreating Jews. He helps the people in his camp by treating them with dignity instead of gassing them, while risking his own life and authority. The author, Thomas Keneally, uses pure human ingenuity to show the acts of a helpful man in a position of dread.
I thought that this book was a very exciting and good read. I felt that the characters (especially Schindler) were very well thought-out. Thomas Keneally treated every character like they were the protagonist, whether they were or not. I would probably recommend this book to people who have seen the movie and liked it or to people who like World War II stories. Overall, this book was very well written, and since I have not yet seen the movie, I can only hope that it is as good as the book.
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Arthur the Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley Holland
Arthur the Seeing Stone

Veronica Adams, March 6, 2013

In a medieval manor located in a place that is right in between England and Wales,a normal boy receives a piece of obsidian from his friend, Merlin. In this stone, the boy, Arthur, can see events from the life of England's own King Arthur in his obsidian. I thought that this book was not very compelling, because the chapters were disconnected and they were hard to follow. I would not recommend reading this book in a group, because there is not much to discuss in the book. There were a few mildly funny parts in it, but otherwise it was hard to follow. This book is a good book to read for someone wants to learn about the middle ages, but I would not recommend reading it for pleasure. Overall, this book has a lot of facts about the middle ages, but the plot did not draw my interest to the book.
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