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Imagining History through Fiction – The Interpretation of Murder

SPOILER WARNING: I don’t feel like the following contains any major spoilers, but proceed at your own risk anyway. Source: The Atlantic There were a few major things that happened in 1909 New York. 1909 was the year when there was the 300th year anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River, the completion of flight …

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Imagining History through Fiction – The Book Thief

SPOILER WARNING: Unlike my essay on The Help that mainly talked about the themes of the movie, this essay DOES contain spoilers for The Book Thief. If you haven’t read the book and/or watched the movie, I highly recommend that you do so prior to reading this essay. A common angle used in fiction set …

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Imagining History through Fiction – The Help (Film)

As a person so far detached from the history and culture of the United States of America, it is difficult for me to even fathom what it’s like to live as an America, especially as a Black American in the 1960s. I don’t think I’d be able to fully understand even if I were to …