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  1. Nov 2018
    1. Lincoln’s political victory to Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

      This is interesting due to the Christian morals and values which are symbolic throughout the novel, primarily through the characters, was also present in the conflict on slavery.

    2. First off, let me use this platform to argue my case for Captain Underpants worthy place in the canon of American Literature. JUST KIDDING.

      why did this seem necessary?

  2. Oct 2018
    1. Seriously, Madison, cut your losses and stay in Canada where there’s poutine and Tim Hortons.


    2. He wants nothing to do with slavery and wishes to see it gone from the world.

      it is essential to understand how and why Mr. Listwell came to develop this strong conviction. He witnessed and heard the testimony of Madison.

    3. Later the story performs its inevitable acrobatics

      really good word choice of acrobatics!

    4. He plays on our understanding of the story as we read it

      interesting point of how Melville viewed and anticipated his audience.

    5. Convoluted, twisted, mysterious.

      mysterious, a word that really sums up the overwhelming anxiousness throughout this text.

  3. Sep 2018
    1. not one but TWO rich and gorgeous princesses.

      I can't help but feel like the older sister wasn't as prettier as her younger sister.

    2. heads straight into daytime soap opera.

      haha, funny because I commented the same thing on one of my blog posts

    1. Many times in a morning, the generality of them would eat up all they had, and yet have some further supply against they wanted.

      This is a fascinating statement because Rowlandson is having the realization that God is behind the abundant provision that the Indigenous people. God holds no bias against who may receive His provision, so long as they seek to receive it. Let us consider Luke 12:24

      "Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!"

      In this moment within the book of Luke, Jesus is assuring His disciples that God will always provide for them, but also for all the living beings on earth.

    1. Isaiah 55.8: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.” And also that [in] Psalm 37.5: “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

      Focusing on the specific word "way", Jesus Christ states in the book of John "Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6. It seems to me that Mary is finding comfort or "revival" within these specific verses because they have to do with submission of one's human will to that of God's will.

    1. Mine eyes have seen

      "Mine eyes have seen" is a phrase that comes up numerous times throughout scripture (Luke 3:20) and it is also in the popular hymn, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord" A song which evokes a lot of faith and patriotism for many Americans

    2. Down I sat, with my heart as full as it could hold, and yet so hungry that I could not sit neither; but going out to see what I could find, and walking among the trees, I found six acorns, and two chestnuts, which were some refreshment to me.

      Again, hunger comes up. Mary speaks of both the need for nourishment both physically and spiritually.