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9 Hall Mario

Doing homework inside, the sounds and sights of the rain calm me. puddles splash heavy rain tranquility   This week we talked about the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Japan that ended World War II, and both what led … Continue reading

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Week 9

9 Greaves,  Amanda -Still sick after months of medicine               Warm, wet rusty air Plagues places with no bright light Dark clouds make my home   After watching Grave of the Fireflies the main theme that resounded the most … Continue reading

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9 Shigenobu Hanako

Walking downhill from Tisch, I felt a steady, cold breeze. Night breeze, Flow through Me The experience of watching Grave of the Fireflies was enhanced by the discussions we had in class. The movie is a great example of mono … Continue reading

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9 Luna-Smith Wesley

This is what it felt like to be rained in all weekend.   Overcast sky, Trees darkened by rain, A grey start to Spring.   Similar to my feelings while reading the Rape of Nanking, I found myself growing numb … Continue reading

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9 Traitz Lauren

In both Grave of the Fireflies and Summer Flowers, we gain access (superficial access, since it is impossible for any of us to truly place ourselves in such a world) to a reality in which people are surrounded by suffering … Continue reading

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9 Maman Philippe

While watching Grave of the Fireflies my first inclination was to write on the subject of lyrical isolation in a world where nihilism has taken over. By this I mean that Seita and Setsuko, upon rejecting the society that seems … Continue reading

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