16 – Connell, Carroll, Graham

December 28th 2012

Short Story:  The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Poem:  Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Essay: The Age of the Essay by Paul Graham

“Just as inviting people over forces you to clean up your apartment, writing something that other people will read forces you to think well.”

10 – Dahl, Whitman, Thoreau

December 22nd 2012

Short Story:  Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

Poem: O Captain!  My Captain!  by Walt Whitman

Essay:  Life Without Principle by Henry David Thoreau

“The community has no bribe that will tempt a wise man. You may raise money enough to tunnel a mountain, but you cannot raise money enough to hire a man who is minding his own business. An efficient and valuable man does what he can, whether the community pay him for it or not. The inefficient offer their inefficiency to the highest bidder, and are forever expecting to be put into office. One would suppose that they were rarely disappointed.”