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April 6th

The story from the Trickster anthology that stuck with me the most was the one of the deadly beaver, which essentially baits the men by offering them a piece of its own flesh. Because the beaver is offering the meat…

April 6th

What do we think of the term “other-than-human person” versus “non-human animal” versus “animal-persons”? What does it do to a book or to a story when the hunting or consumption of animals is portrayed? Is there an honest way to…

March 30th

Two lines that stood out to me are: On the one hand, casting doubt on responsibility, on decision, on one’s own being-ethical, seems to me to be—and is perhaps what should forever remain—the unrescindable essence of ethics, decision, and responsibility…

Questions: Why did White have a literate spider save Wilbur rather than allowing Wilbur to be literate, the better to save himself? It ensures that what wins Wilbur his freedom is a lie (there’s nothing special about Wilbur), though, of…

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