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CEdwards BP_11 “Final Credits”

When I received the syllabus for this course, I can honestly say that it was not what I expected. I registered for this course because I love superheroes like Batman and Spiderman but when I saw Oedipus on the agenda, I honestly thought I made the wrong decision.  However, this class has completely enhanced my view of heroes. Through this … Continue Reading

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CEdwards BP_10 Sacrifices

Many times non-fictional and fictional heroes of all kinds identify sacrifice as an essential component of accomplishing great deeds. Melba Pattillo Beals sacrificed her security and her easy going high school years in order to integrate Central High in Little Rock. Sir Gawain saw fit for him to essentially sacrifice his life in pursue of the Green Knight for he … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | Leave a comment

CEdwards BP9_Kings and Leaders

  On February 1, 1960, four young black men from the campus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University walked into Woolworths, a store and diner in downtown Greensboro, and sat and placed order for coffees. When David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joe McNeill sat down at the lunch counter, they were told that … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 9 "Kings & Leaders" (Jan 16-17) | 3 Comments

CEdwards BP_8 Terrorist? Outlaw?

For purposes of this blog, terrorism refers to the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In other words, a terrorist uses unlawful violence to try to persuade others to believe what he believes. However, the classification of actions as terrorism is relative. To the persons in which the unlawful violence is thrust upon, the actions are … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 8 (Jan 15) Terrorists? Outlaw? Justice? | 2 Comments

CEdwards BP_7 Soldiers

If you are a follower of day time soap-operas, you know Brot Monroe from All My Children. In the storyline, Brot served in Iraq; and while serving, he fell in love with Taylor. He was badly injured in a Humvee explosion and suffered severe burns to his body. Brot made the decision to allow Taylor to believe that he was … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 7 (Jan 14) SOLDIERS | 22 Comments

CEdwards BP_6 F is For….

While V stands for Vendetta in the film V for Vendetta, the letter f stands for fear.  V’s actions are motivated by his unyielding desire to see the English government crumble for their copious corruption and to eliminate fear from the lives of those in London; fear that the government uses as method of control. When the government created the … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | 33 Comments

CEdwards BP_5 Fave Film

Melanie Smooter, as portrayed by Reese Witherspoon in the 2002 film Sweet Home Alabama is my favorite film character. The movie begins with a flashback of Melanie and Jake as children running along the beach during a lighting storm. The purpose of this flashback is to explain the “connection between past and present when none of the characters can do … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 4 Comments

CEdwards Choose a Team BP_4

There is some degree of uncertainty regarding the authors of the poem Beowulf. Historians and researchers believe that Beowulf was actually written by two different authors OR written by one and revised by another. They are able to identify a distinct difference in Beowulf’s character from the beginning of the story to the end. When he arrives to help Hrothgar … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 4 (Jan 8-9) Team Saxon? Team Saint? | 1 Comment

CEdwards Knights BP_3

Courtly Love Commandment 7– “Be obedient in all things to the commands of ladies, thou shalt ever strive to ally thyself to the service of love.” Chivalry Tenet – “Exhibit self-control.” Knights are governed by the code of chivalry and the rules of courtly love, simultaneously. There appears to be an element of difficulty in strictly adhering to the rules … Continue Reading

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CEdwards Greek to Me BP2

  While I was not in a small group today to discuss specific heroes, through reviewing my notes from yesterday and my understanding of the prompt, the terms we have discussed in class apply lead me to label Bill Clinton as a modern day tragic hero.  Under the Clinton administration, the United States saw extreme economic improvement. Most frequently I … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 2 (Jan 4) Greek to Me | 2 Comments