Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sanity through Satire

Today was the last day of my English class this semester. The class looked at writing in a cultural context, specifically the context of middle east relations and military culture. We read some really exciting stuff: Jarhead by Anthony Swofford, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, and Percepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

For my final project, I developed a website that outlines in a satirical way 5 steps to becoming good American citizen. In the works that we read in class, the authors are constricted by rules and must interact with and react to their worlds through the lenses of those rules. Our own culture has rules, too, but the degrees by which we abide by them varies from person to person. My site looks through the lens of conservatism the prevention of terrorism to create a framework by which rules of civility can be derived. I use examples from and links to other websites and connect them all together to create my guide.

Please check it out if you have some spare time.

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