ELP Post #11 – The Handmaid’s Tale

What if the religious right went beyond elections and staged a revolution, establishing an American government that replaced the Constitution with the Bible? How could it take place? What would life be like under it, especially for women? The proposition of having a democracy guided by religion would render the government’s judgment baseless, due to…

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ELP Post #10 – Opinion on banning religious symbols

Prompt: What are the implications of banning religious items of clothing or jewelry? Do you think banning religious symbols has any value or is this just removing basic rights/freedoms? To counter xenophobia and anti-religious sentiments, many nations have decided to ban religious symbolism present in clothing or accessories. Most of the countries that have implemented…

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ELP Post #5 – Top Girls

Explain how Churchill uses language to establish a particular character’s identity, class, or social status Angie is a young girl who takes it upon herself to create a relationship with her aunt Marlene who in reality, is her birth mother. Churchill portrays Angie as skittish and naive, possessing a childish disposition. She attempts to portray…

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ELP Post #4: Empathy

Article: How will Justin Trudeau’s blackface photos affect Canada’s election?  Recently, Justin Trudeau: The Prime Minister of Canada of 4 years, went under fire for wearing brownface in highschool on 3 different occasions. The article goes over the possible impact of his past actions on the votes in the upcoming election. The evidence of these instances…

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ELP Post #3 – Representation

Identity is crucial to how we perceive a text, as the underlying success in a text is provoking emotions of resonance in the reader. However, it is crucial to comprehend that it is not the responsibility of the text to represent all identities equally. Though texts represent different aspects of the world and largely shape…

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