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It’s The Same Old Story, Same Old Song and Dance!

Enchanted There’s nothing new under the Sun. So why do we keep on telling the same stories over and over again? Is it because we like to hear ourselves talk? Or simply because there’s nothing better than a damsel in distress who eventually get’s saved by a dashing Prince—or huntsman? And then, to top it […]

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“The Universe Is Made of Stories, Not of Atoms”

          Terry Prachett begins his novel Witches Abroad with the statement that, “Stories don’t care who takes part in them. All that matters is that the story gets told, that the story repeats.”  In other words, it is not the characters or the plot that matters, but the fact that the story lives on.  […]

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Willy Wonka: The Great Oompa-Loompa Protector

Oompa-Loompa Music What are Oompa-Loompas? People? Animals? This is a question that Dahl leaves us wondering throughout the text. Surely, they are not considered humans. In fact, they seem to be some sort of sub-human species. There are many parallels between Willy Wonka’s employment of the Oompa-Loompas and the enslavement of Africans. The way in […]

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