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This class was tough.
This course on the variables of multicultural literature is so unbelievably fascinating. You look at novels that deal with real world issues to depths you can hardly comprehend yet the course challenges you to do so. We read novels that make you laugh hysterically then turn around and weep into the next page. Yet that is life; the books we read reflect the bittersweetness of the world around us and encourages us to try to understand it farther. This course, these books, have helped me understand the world.
The highlights are definitely discussion. Seeing how others interpreted the novel and how our separate experiences and biases influence our readings is so interesting. I have personally been forced to evaluate some of my own thoughts and beliefs based on what society has told me before and what I truly believe. I learned that the world isn't beautiful, but it has a rustic, weathered exterior that one learns to love in it's toughness. I learned that justice doesn't have a definition, and that even the dictionary's definition of things lies on shifting sand. I learned that despite all of this, despite the fact that I'm alone in my thoughts and my memories, I am so much a part of this world that the words of others are my veins, the crust of the earth shares parts of my flesh.
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It's a lot of reading but i swear to you it's worth it.