The Great Unsettling

Whenever my students encounter a particularly bleak and sad narrative -- from classic tragedies like Antigone and Romeo and Juliet to more modern fare like Elie Wiesel's horrifying novella Night and Anthony Minghella's heartwrenching film adaptation of Cold Mountain -- words like "depressing" and "pointless" tend to get thrown into the course of our discussions. This is hardly … Continue reading The Great Unsettling