“Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one.”
This ability for introspection gives us hope for the possibility of change. This is the goal to which all sinners aspire.
“The fact is, people don’t know what they are expected to do with a novel, believing, as so many do, that art must be utilitarian, that it must do something, rather than be something. Their eyes have not been opened to what fiction is, and they are like the blind men who went to visit the elephant – each feels a different part and comes away with a different impression”
“The love for the Fatherland is so godlike and so deeply impressed a feeling in every human breast that it is not weakened but rather strengthened by the sorrows and misfortunes that happen to us in the land of our birth.”
Disney’s Tangled is an engaging retelling of the story of Rapunzel. While the film reflects the obsession with youth and beauty that exists in our culture, it also demonstrates our ability to stand up against it.
Although we understand that fairy tales were originally geared towards adults, we still know that children were often in the audience when these tales were read. These tales meant different things to the different audiences.
“They believed they were hearing the truth and opened the door.”
We tend to believe what we want to believe when perhaps it is only just a little bit a truth mixed in with a bunch of lies.
“…but not all wolves
Are exactly the same.
Some are perfectly charming,
Not loud, brutal, or angry,
But tame, pleasant, and gentle…”
Though in many ways women have traditionally been placed in subservient roles, they have still found a way to have their voices heard – some by using their feminine wiles and others appealing to the compassionate side of the men around them.