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Zero History

I was considering my previous blog post about how blank pages represent potential while I thought about the name of the book, Zero History. As you read the book, it becomes clear that the character, Milgrim, is the character with no … Continue reading

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A Wireless Prison

It is a common misconception among teenagers that a wireless cell phone grants them freedom. Sure, upon acquiring a cell phone they gain the ability to talk, text, and share media from virtually anywhere, but it is to my belief … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning in What’s Left Out

Throughout the novel Zero History by William Gibson, there is somewhat of a side plot that occurs. Hollis attempts to track down a mysterious clothing brand known as Gabriel Hounds. What is most interesting about that clothing brand, is the reason … Continue reading

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Coloured by Bias

I’ve been reading the book Zero History by WIlliam Gibson in English class, and I’ve noticed a distinct male bias towards the assumed attitude of women in the novel. Firstly, Hollis(one of the main characters) struggles to gather the courage to phone … Continue reading

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To Risk or Not to Risk

    I’ve been thinking about the message of Hamlet’s ‘to be or not to be’ soliloquy. Essentially, Hamlet is contemplating suicide. However, due to the unknown nature of the afterlife, Hamlet is convinced that mortal suffering is better than whatever may come after death. … Continue reading

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A Paradox That Makes Sense

Dating back to the time of which Hamlet’s story took place, a King’s adviser was supposed to be a trustworthy figure. If the adviser was deceptive or misleading, he was killed. Polonius, the King’s adviser in Hamlet, hires Reynaldo to spy on his … Continue reading

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A Not So Small Change

In english class, we are currently reading Hamlet. It’s funny how different lines are open to different interpretations. By that I’m referring simply to how the meaning of the line is dependent on how the actor says it. Sentences can have entirely … Continue reading

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