Posts Tagged ‘pull questions’

Pull Question: Wuthering Heights

Spoiler alert: This post is full of plot and character details from Wuthering Heights. For Heathcliff and Catherine, is it better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all? Here’s another way to phrase this question: Is it better to live passionately or safely? Better to spend a single...
March 26th, 2013 | Pull Questions | Read More

Pull Question: Dante’s Purgatory

Can the Terrestrial Paradise become Limbo for someone like Virgil? In canto 28 of Purgatory, Virgil is inside of the Terrestrial Paradise along with Dante and Statius.  This seems like an odd thing to happen, since Virgil normally dwells in Limbo, which is in hell.  Limbo is a place in hell that is...
January 31st, 2013 | Pull Questions | Read More

Pull Question: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

How do real religion and God play into slavery? In the preface, WM. Lloyd Garrison says that any “country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save” is a country that must abhor slavery.  Any heart that disagrees...
January 11th, 2013 | Pull Questions | Read More

Pull Question: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

What would you add to or subtract from Franklin’s understanding of virtue? Benjamin Franklin decides that it was “time [he] conceiv’d the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection.”[1]  After this decision, he outlines for the reader his plan for attaining moral perfection. He...
November 28th, 2012 | Pull Questions | Read More

Pull Question: Proverbs

As a part of my Torrey Honors Institute education, I was assigned a short writing assignment for every text we read, called a “Pull Question.” The idea was simple: pull together various concepts from a class session, and spend some more time writing or thinking about them. The professor would...
November 26th, 2012 | Pull Questions | Read More