Sunday, July 15, 2007

Thoughts inspired by Joyce Carol Oates intro to American Gothic Tales

Puritanical passion, piousness, nourishment and paranoia

Whose determination to subdue evil is fed by a historical notion

in proximty to that

Desire toward individuality. Self relience, self determination, experimentation and variety

Could our culture be viewed as a shifting between these two positions and ideologies. Could America be a paradoxical place where these both exist? And if one of them overshadows the other could America not be American anymore?

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