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Friday, February 03, 2006

A Conservatory of One Monthly Themed Writing Prompts--February

This month's writing prompts will come from the first installment of my e-book series, A Conservatory of One Monthly Themed Writing Prompts--February: Black History Month and Love: Eros, Philos, Agape.


This week's prompts:

Othello Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul;
But I do love thee! and when I love thee not,
Chaos is come again.
Shakespeare, Othelloe, III, iii, 90

2/3/1870: The 15th Amendment was passed, granting blacks the right to vote.


The format of your response is up to you.

Consider:
  • Does the excerpt from Othello remind you of someone in your life or someone else's relationship?
  • Maybe, you can write about what you believe the right to vote has meant for African-Americans as well as others who were initially denied it.



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    Sources:
    Great Treasury of Western Thought; A Compendium of Important Statements on Man and His Institutions by the Great Thinkers in Western History
    Edited by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren


    AFROMATION; 366 Days of American History
    Compiled by Michael D. Woods

1 comment:

JL said...

How wise to stress the different conceptualizations of love this month. The underlying message is that we humans are often chained to a one-dimensional perspective of love, which in many cases stunts our personal growth. The question is, why do so many of us remain there?

Great Writing Prompt

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