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The Macrons: what Parisians think...

For Parisian bourgeois society at least, the fact that the wife of France’s presidential hopeful is old enough to be his mother does not raise even the flicker of an eyebrow. 749 more words

TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: Fight the Future vs The Red and the Black / My Struggle vs Millennium

The X-Cast blog team are going to share their daily predictions about the Episode Tournament fixtures coming up, talking about who they think will win (not crucially who *should* win – that’s up to you!). 368 more words

Episode Tournament

Review: The Red and the Black

Title: The Red and the Black

Author: Stendhal

Handsome, ambitious Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble provincial origins. Soon realizing that success can only be achieved by adopting the subtle code of hypocrisy by which society operates, he begins to achieve advancement through deceit and self-interest.

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A Tartuffian Enterprise

by cheri

Moliere’s 17th-century comedy Tartuffe is about the character Tartuffe who ensconces himself into Orgon’s house as a deeply religious man and then seduces Orgon’s wife, Elmire. 378 more words


Observations Halfway Through Stendhal's The Red and the Black

I love the process of reaching the halfway point of a lengthy read, under the pretense you’ve got everything figured out, only to realize that the plot refused to play out the way you thought it would in the second half nor were the characters who you particularly thought they were. 945 more words

Sunday Mornings

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life. I actually drive this mantra home way more often than I should. I might not post the straightforward, mind-numbing quotes on social media, but I certainly apply them in my mind. 832 more words