Category Archives: English 30

English 30: Waking Up Canadian

We recently watched The Terminal with Tom Hanks. We looked at the true story of Merhan Nasseri. What do you think about this “Lost Canadians” news article at CBC? What do you think about this video titled “Waking up Canadian”? … Continue reading

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Masks are Metaphors

Grandfather would prowl through the living room as though seeking a place of rest and not finding it, would stare fixedly without speaking, and would then descend the basement steps to the rocking chair which sat beside the furnace. — … Continue reading

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The Lottery Writing Assignments

Shirley Jackson regarding the letters she received after publishing The Lottery … Curiously, there are three main themes which dominate the letters of that first summer–three themes which might be identified as bewilderment, speculation, and plain old-fashioned abuse. In the … Continue reading

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