Dr. Gary North
Review Assignment Week 36
“My plan to put my knowledge of literature to productive lifetime use.”
It’s hard to believe that students who have come out of the RPC curriculum could have such a huge advantage over students who have gone through the system’s idea of a good education. I didn’t make much of myself concerning the knowledge I know. In terms of classical literature in both print and movies, I have read more than most people, including adults. I’m told this will give me a competitive edge in college. The reason for this is that I know the historical background for most of the literature I have read and vice versa. I literally don’t know how many pages of literature I have read for the Ron Paul Curriculum. It must surely be in the hundreds. Thanks to the encouragement of my teacher, I have decided to begin a new site using wordpress.com. I will be giving reviews of books and movies. It can be the reading or watching I do for fun and those which have had an impact on society. Throughout the English courses, I have been shown and taught how to analyze different pieces of literature in an intelligent. Another idea has now just entered my mind. It’s one which I could pursue after I’ve become established in my current reading/watching venue. I could be reading/watching books/movies that were filmed in Canada and Mexico, not just in America. America holds an overwhelming share of the market in both books, movies, and TV. Sure, the other two countries have been producing their own, but these just don’t seem to gain as much penetration into North America as Americans do. A comparative study of the literature and history of these three countries has never before been undertaken. Why are we so much the same and yet so different? With the intellectual training given to me through RPC, I’m now capable of undertaking a small study of these on my own time. I have long enjoyed reading books. As you can imagine, I also enjoy watching movies and TV. However, I never had much appreciation for writing or the impact which one clearly, persuasively put essay can have. Through this, I will increase my understanding and appreciation of great literature. The best thing about this is I will be able to pass what I write on to the next generation through this active analyzing and critiquing of literature. This means I will have something very important and meaningful to do with my time. Literature is meant to be shared across borders, across cultures, and across language barriers. Just like the world and everything in and about it has a history, so does literature. I’m going to help in any way I can. As I was told, since I read/watch, I might as well write and post. I encourage anyone else who has gone through a curriculum similar to RPC to use this vast knowledge to productive lifetime use. A site that you make which gives reviews on books/movies/TV will become a reference source for others. You, we, can help give literature a voice, reawakening people’s interest in their own historical literature as well as that of their neighbors.