Wednesday, December 1, 2010
In the "Mending Wall" essay, I interpreted the speaker's neighbor as a symbol of human complacency. The neighbor does not provide any reasons for his insistence upon the need for a wall. Instead, he just continues to respond that fences make good neighbors. The speaker provides practical, rational reasons as to why a fence in unnecessary, but his neighbor fails to change his mind. He remains set in his old ways and those of his father, representing the unyielding opposition to change.
Since this week we have been just practicing for the AP essay, we really don't have much to talk about on the blog. I thought that I would just ask what everyone's favorite piece of literature we studied this year was? Just wanted to know what yall liked. My favorite was probably No Exit or Hamlet. What about yall?