Category: Dickens

  • Hey Disney – Beauty and the Beast was not about Feminism.

    The fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast has been commandeered as a story of female (and now gay) empowerment. The original fairy tale, of course, was never about that. I finally watched the new live action Beauty and the Beast over the weekend.  It followed the animated version pretty close as far as plot.  I was […]

  • Thoughts about Beauty and the Beast and Tale of Two Cities

    I followed War and Peace with I think the next best book I could read – Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. Seems I went back in time and read the preface to the Napoleonic rise. Beside that, “A Tale of Two Cities” is important just for the fact that it is the second-best-selling single-volume […]