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The next several, or seven articles will share my ideas over some books I enjoyed reading. The books featured do contain adult themes. They are not overtly sexually or violent for the sake of it, I just want to leave a disclaimer for readers who may be triggered by those themes. I do not intend to make you feel some type of way: I’m saving that for my horror novel. This series is simply to create a discussion. These novels will share common themes such as Race and Law, Gender and Sexuality, or Socio-economic obstacles. Many of these novels are quite dated: Mid 1800’s to the late 1970's. Yes, it is called RANGE! On a serious note, I only ask you to think about how these issues are discussed today. What similarities are we sharing with the people of past? Hopefully, my essays can entice you to check out some new books! These novels are commentaries on the societies of their time, many seen as “radical” point of views. Some critics dubbed these authors the clowns of their generation for writing that kind of book, but overtime their books caught traction. The first book I will be discussing is “Puddnhead Wilson,” by Mark Twain. Do not worry, future authors will not be white caucasian males. I understand the problematic nature of learning about oppression from the oppressor. I wanted to start with Twain’s novel because it was a critique of the first half of 19th century Southern United States. Slavery was abolished about 45 years before he published “Puddnhead Wilson’.
Dear Mr. Morales, First and foremost, Happy New Year! You managed to survive 2020, however, like every year, you make new resolutions, but you decide to stop pursuing them 3 weeks later. You aren’t doing that this year. Instead of saying your resolutions, writing them down all neat and pretty; making sure to highlight and underline, I suggest you stop wasting time talking about it, and be about it. Let's say it together: accountability. I know, it is cringe, and it will not be easy. In the words of my favorite Scorpio, “I know times get difficult, but you don’t have to be difficult”. The previous year brought you some heavy realizations. For example, the main culprit making my life more difficult wasn’t me, but who I thought I was meant to be. 2021 we are most definitely acting brand new. You are not going to hold yourself back. This year is about simplifying your life. You are no longer going to waste your energy talking yourself into following your dreams.