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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:41 PM
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I took my daughter to enroll for college today
and I have a feeling she is going to love her English class.
It's the first time I have seen the required reading she was assigned.
"1984". Sounds like she has a liberal professor.
She should enjoy this.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:42 PM
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1. Awesome
I haven't read "1984" (want to though) and it looks like a great and scary book.
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PowerToThePeople Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:52 PM
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10. here ya go
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:44 PM
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2. College is as much a rite of passage for the parents as the children.
Edited on Wed Jul-06-05 11:47 PM by rocknation
My oldest sister didn't leave home for college, but I did. And I remember as if it were yesterday that awkward moment when my parents realized it was time to leave me alone to my young adulthood, and the parents of my future classmates knew it as well. We were all saying goodbye to the end of a phase in our lives.


rocknation
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FairGame Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:49 AM
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17. A year from now and we are empty nestors, just hitting 50 too.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:45 PM
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3. Oh yeah, sounds like a great class to me.
I haven't read the book in a long time. Hub and I were just telling our 23 yr old daughter about it last night and it made me want to read it again.

...and Lord of the Flies.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:50 PM
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6. That's a good book
We read that in twelfth grade English (Lord of the Flies).
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:47 PM
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4. I read it in 11th grade Honors English...and Ulysses as well. And Catcher
in the Rye! Plus Plato's Republic (wish I could locate my lost copy of that...)
:eyes:
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Tux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:48 PM
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5. Recommend her
To read Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:50 PM
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7. She actually enrolled for this English class last semester
and that was the required reading for that class.
She overloaded herself and dropped it--that's why she is picking it up in the summer.
Is it something I would enjoy?
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Tux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:51 PM
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8. Oh yes
Basicly, imagine a world so anti-intellectual that books were banned. If found, the books were burned along with the house they were foud in and the owner arrested for "re-education" as it were.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:52 PM
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9. I guess I will go raid her bookshelf
lol. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Tux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:52 AM
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18. Also
There is a 50th anniversary version of it. It won a national Book award too.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:55 PM
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12. It is a "must read."
We are close to actually living "1984" right now. You will see...

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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:54 PM
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11. Animal Farm- Must read companion to 1984
My kid read both of them and I am marveling at
how she has commented on and connected the
analogies to our current political atmosphere.
Books are our friends...too bad freepers can't read.
Maybe if they could, they would better comprehend
what is happening.
BHN
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:25 AM
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25. My 13-year old read Animal Farm for his English class
this year and loved it, talking about it for weeks. He's now reading 1984 on his own because of it. You're right, I think it's good to read both books and then compare them to the current political situation. We're in the UK and don't face the ongoing erosion of civil liberties that is happening in the States, but my children have dual British-American citizenship and reading these two novels has really made my son start looking far more closely at what's happening in the US.



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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:59 PM
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13. I hated H.S. English classes
and refused to do the writing assignments, but I read most of those novels in HS for fun, along with Silent Spring, A Sand County Almanac, and The Limits to Growth. And for sheer masochism, several years ago I read Also Sprach Zarathustra in German for background on the Richard Strauss piece of the same name.
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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:00 AM
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14. Garrison Keillor said
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:01 AM by pstans
in his book, Homegrown Democrat, when talking about Liberals not having think tanks like Conservative do. "We have think tanks, they are called Universities."

I hope she enjoys it!
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American in Asia Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:02 AM
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15. My 10th grader's assigned reading this past school year
included:

1984
Animal Farm
The Ugly American


Not bad, huh? I guess there are some benefits to going to an overseas American school!
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FairGame Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:47 AM
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16. My Sr. son read that a year ago and loved it. Good news for you congrats.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:13 AM
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19. Cool
I actually read "1984" on my own. My friends had been assigned the reading and I heard them talking about it. They had a great liberal HS teacher (a class I wish I had taken) that assigned Chomsky and other such authers.

That book would actually be very useful if taught in a political science class. The parallels to modern day are creepy.
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:23 AM
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20. Brave New World is a great book, as well
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 01:26 AM by Carla in Ca
Oh, and if you like science fiction, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is also a wonderful book.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:33 AM
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21. I was meaning to read Brave New world
Gotta pick that one up sometime.
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:47 AM
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22. You won't be sorry, I promise
happy reading! :-)



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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:51 AM
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23. Love the sign
Especially after today's incident.
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:08 AM
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24. Yes, it is honor of his fall
Now, if only we can get him to take the 'big' fall, right?

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