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I have a sudden desire to give my high school english teacher a hug.

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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:03 pm

gee, I have so much fun watching Upworthy videos. I would bet they make great teaching tools.

JL A. (281)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 6:05 pm
Me, teachers running them as students arrive for class before the bell rings maybe? You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.

John B. (194)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 9:20 pm
Thanks J.L. Fun and educational Watched and noted.

JL A. (281)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 9:24 pm
You are welcome John. So much news of late filled with pain and anguish, I needed some balancing with other content myself and thought others would likewise welcome it. Thanks for letting me know it was appreciated.You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.

Michael Kirkby (97)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 6:12 am
From an acting point of view, Shakespeare was fun but it was notoriously biased historically. Take Macbeth for example who is portrayed as vacillating and villainous. Nothing could be further from the truth. MacBeth was a fair and honorable king who imposed law and order and justice where there was none under Duncan Canmore. He even had time to make a pilgrimage to Rome which was quite unusual in its day. He brought prosperity for the people. The Earl of Northumbria wanting to overturn all this and return the advantage to the English reinstated Malcom Canmore on the throne. The English never left and prosperity; equity and justice never prevailed in Scotland again. Don't even get me started on Mel Gibson's Braveheart - good solid film which is well acted and manged with limited resources but oh, talk about poetic license. LOL

JL A. (281)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 8:56 am
Thanks Michael for reminding us of how biased individual views of intercultural conflicts can be, especially between different nations--and that it has been a factor for centuries! You also subtly reminded us of the value of reading when it can make a difference to our understanding of other books by presenting a fuller picture.You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last week.
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