Thursday, February 1, 2007

did anyone read my first blog?

Basically I said that in our culture, no one has respect for authority. I'm feeling a lot of that right now. It hurts me as an English major to see how quick we all are to reject anything we disagree with! That's not what getting a university education is about. If you can't see past the cultural biases, what's the point of spending $300 on a class about a famous religious allegory? We had to spend a whole class period talking about this... crazy. I know a lot of people feel like their input isn't valued, or that we don't have enough time to cover all the material, but what did you expect when you signed up for a 10-week dash through the Commedia?

I just want to encourage everyone to keep trying, and please, stop and listen as much as you can to what Dante and Professor Anderson are trying to convey. This might be just a bacc core requirement, but it is still a really valuable class. Keep up your spirits, people; we're almost halfway through!


Natalie said...

You should teach a class on condescension.

Hell's Belle said...

I probably could, but no one would take it. I think in order to be a teacher, you have to speak with authority. I know I'm not going through all this school so that I can have a bunch of students reject everything I say. I'm sorry that my belief in respect for authority is so unpopular, but I remain unshaken on that principle.