It has been some time since I stopped reading introductions to works of fiction. My classmates and I were discouraged from doing so in completing our readings for classes using the Socratic method as class discussion depended upon students developing their own ideas of the text. Introductions are essay-like writings placed at the beginning of … Continue reading My Stance on Introductions
It is time I described in depth the style of education called the Socratic method, which I have referred to at intervals over these last months and intend to continue referencing in the future. The Socratic method formed the base of my recent education and influences my approach to literature and writing on this blog. … Continue reading What is the Socratic Method?
During January I was engaged in an elephant stampede through the works of C.S. Lewis: Surprised by Joy, “The Inner Ring,” “The Weight of Glory,” The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and, most recently, The Great Divorce. Reading so much Lewis consecutively forces one to notice parallel themes throughout his writing, particularly the theme of redirecting … Continue reading Concerning Means vs. Ends
In our elated rampage through the tales of this world, it is crucial that we do not forget the Story: the Story of stories, the Tale from with all tales tend. This is a concept which I fully intend to bring up often throughout the life of this blog, but for the moment, let us … Continue reading The Story of Stories
I have mentioned the Renaissance Spirit in a few places on this blog and thus feel an explanation is fitting. The Renaissance Spirit is an attitude. An attitude of wonder. An appreciation for old ideals. An unfailing desire to learn. It is a general excitement for life and an enthusiasm for discovery. In short, it … Continue reading The Renaissance Spirit: What It Is and Why I Pursue It
Greetings, friend! Welcome to Remembered Lore. This is a blog about Story and Language. Here I will share my literary and linguistic musings and delve beneath the roots of works of great literature, exploring their depths: how they are woven into the great tapestry of the human race...