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- English 8
In this recording Kelly Summerwill and Annie Schulz discuss important moments that can further develop the understanding of The Great Gatsby.
In this recording, Hinsdale Central students Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman discuss their thoughts on “A Tale of Two Cities” and how they interpreted the characters and themes.
In this interview, Sarah Kim and her father Jae Kim discuss pivotal moments in the novel “Native Speaker”, the trauma of losing a loved one, and what it means to be B+ students of life.
In this interview, Alyssa and Monica discuss the most pivotal moments in the novel, why the book was recommended, and the differences between the novel and movie.
In this recording students Andrew Doromal and Morgan McLaughlin discuss the Kite Runner, and why it was such a good book.
Drury and Dugan discuss the challenges of finding one’s path in the world, blooming in the face of darkness, and influencial people and events. Also mentioning various books that have stuck with them and hopes for the future.
In this recording, mother and daughter Grace and Sue Kennedy discuss the Great Gatsby and why Sue recommended the book to Grace. The two also discuss how a book attains literary merit, and what impact reading has on our daily...
In this recording, Will Sessa and Stephen Konroyd discuss To Kill a Mockingbird as well some of their other favorite books.
Mrs. Malcolm and I talked about the major message and theme of The Kite Runner, and the structural techniques Hosseini used to portray this message. We discussed in detail the relationships between the characters, and how they shaped the storyline...
We speak about themes and America in the 20’s.
In this recording, student Arya Chawla and economist Raj Rathi discuss their thoughts and reactions after reading the Great Gatsby.
In this recording High School students Lauren and Brianna discuss the many important characters in the book and how the plot of the book differs from other totalitarian governments
Leia Pappas and her father, Evans Pappas, discuss the relationships and themes present in “The Shadow of the Wind” while also mentioning why Evans recommended the book to Leia initially.
Harini Loganathan And Hajera Naveed discuss overarching themes and messages, characters, and pivotal scenes of the Great Gatsby.
In this interview, high school student Alec Hill and history teacher Mrs. Patel examine The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. This book was recommended to Hill by Mrs. Patel for his senior year reading list. Topics of discussion include immigration, family...
A discussion on the Handmaid’s Tale and how it is relevant to today.
In this recording, student Kayla Byrne and her mother and neurologist Dr. Armita Bijari do a follow up interview after reading the book Jane Eyre to discuss why it was such a valuable read.
In this episode of Literary Experience, high school seniors Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. They talk about personal experiences relating to the book and various interesting aspects of the novel.
In this recording, Annie Huetteman ask Rachel Hylas for her thoughts on The Great Gatsby. She explains what she believes about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stylistic choices, the themes of the book, and the characters.
Two friends talk about the lesssons learned, characters, and more in The Color Purple.
High school student Elisabeth Bieber interviews a fellow parishioner and mentor on the spirituality and religious teachings of the Catholic Church in Silence by Shusaku Endo. Part 2 of my interview! Part 1 got cut short because of technical difficulties,...
In this interview, Leah Vaikutis interviews her aunt, Judy Sidrys, about “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”. They debrief the characters, underlying themes, and connections to modern day society as they reminisce through this brilliant crime novel. The very interesting Hercule...
Today I interviewed my mom and we talked about a book she recommended I read.
In this recording, Derba and Anna discuss Jane Eyre’s gothic style, fate vs. free will, and Jane’s unique decision making.