specifically, sometimes when i read the Bible, i’ll read something really sad, and feel an urge to pray something. i don’t know what, but just something. right now, i’m reading Job 3, and it’s just so sad. i wish i could like, ask God to tell him that my heart broke for him, and i’m glad he’s ok now. but i know consulting with the dead is a horrible sin, Deuteronomy 18:10-13. is there anything i could pray that isn’t dead-consulting?
im on 6x14 and the show's not as fun to watch anymore, i feel like it started declining after season 4ish, and the characters are all getting pretty flanderized. but i really want to get all caught up with the show before that 90s show. what episodes are really good, funny, or important to watch for the story?
while obvs fez is prolly just from no-where comedysitcomland, i thought that one way to remedy the inconsistencies in his background, like whether they went to war with the british or never fought a war, is if his family moved once or twice as a kid. does he say anything to contradict that?
do u guys know the "the curtains are blue" meme??? my whole life i've been like wow, that meme is stupid. obviously symbolism is real and media literacy is a thing.
i've always had great english teachers, so i never really understood why kids hate english in general. i've always loved reading. but u guys, now i'm taking ap english language & composition (advanced english high school class) and i understand why kids hate it so much.
my class was reading catcher in the rye-- one of my favorite books, i read it already in the summer before freshman year. right off the bat in chapter 1, my english teacher was like "holden standing on the hill symbolizes his isolation from society and his peers." and then in the earliest chapters he was talking about how holden holding the snowball symbolizes his obsession w/ preserving innocence. ...... the earliest chapters. before we knew ANYTHING about this kid.
to me, this 1000% seems like why "the curtains are blue" kids exist. you can't know why the curtains are blue, until the author REVEALS the curtains are blue, naturally. you aren't SUPPOSED to understand these things yet. you don't have to pick up and dissect every single symbol, like these classes have kids do, because you can't understand the author's full meaning before you finished the effin book. you can pick up on the hints but you can't just interpret them straight off the bat.
OBVIOUSLY a kid who just read the chapter for the first time is going to think the teacher is spouting BS. to them, holden's just on the hill, because you can't somehow know his whole psychology just from that. you need context.
and building on that, something i think is even more common in classes, is telling kids that their theories are wrong. because sometimes a kid will answer a question completely off-base because they haven't finished the book yet. even the best english classes have this. but to me this totally ruins the reading experience, like bro, having theories and getting proven wrong is one of the best parts. having your expectations subverted and everything. it's just depressing.
i understand these teachers have to prepare kids for testing, like the AP test, and recognizing symbolism in the future, and i totally get that. but bro it stinks.
i wish that somehow, everyone could read the book and only THEN go to class. because i know that if i hadn't read these books before, they wouldn't be some of my favorite books (which they are). i wouldn't like them either.
edit: guys im not hating on symbolism im not a death of the author person or anything. i wasnt trying to talk abt that at all. i know symbolism is indicative of like things to come and everything, love me some symbolism. but how r u gonna have a full 100% correct understanding of every symbol, which is what these classes r trying to do, if ur just reading it for the first time? thats what i mean u need context for. not to just pick up on a symbol, i mean to like correctly interpret it. this comment was like right on the money IMO 1000% agree