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Harper Lee, Satirist, Part One (by Bethany)

I reread To Kill a Mockingbird a few years ago, after reading it several times in school. Now I’m reading it again. It’s good, of course, although I don’t think I will ever love it in the way some people … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the (Class)Room: Straight Talk About Act Five of Macbeth (by Bethany)

The first four acts of Macbeth come close to being the best play Shakespeare ever wrote. They don’t quite live up to Hamlet, but they’re better than Othello, better than Lear, better than Richard III any day. The banquet scene. … Continue reading

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