Decided I will start sharing my notes on literature I come across (along with excerpts) and offer text recommendations including books, scholarly journals, articles, essays, short stories, and poems. I was considering doing book reviews, and while I certainly plan on doing so as well as sharing analyses of texts I’ve read on my blog, I thought that it’d be interesting to share my notes in bullet point format to not merely summarize the readings nor provide my own interpretation of them but rather encourage others to decipher them for themselves and comment their own thoughts.
I’ll try to incorporate a wide range of genres and authors of various backgrounds.
NOTES • Humans = innately narcissistic
• Concept of Othering: Humans in response to the Star Beings, by attributing the “worst characteristics” to them, perhaps deeming them E.T. • Silko has utmost respect for both the Star Beings, for she fulfills their every wish, as well as creatures of the natural world (i.e. spiders, bees); believes other humans lack compassion and colonize