Monday, September 15, 2014

Literary Gladiators: Episode 8- "Ragged Dick" by Horatio Alger

To celebrate Charlie's birthday, we decided to discuss one of his favorite works from American Literature II: Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger. This was originally part of the first season material and the episode was taped with Jim, Brianna, Charlie, and I. While the original episode was not saved, we were able to re-tape it this season and the discussion included Jim, Courtney, Charlie, and I. In all honesty, the episode came out quite well.

Ragged Dick is one of those pieces that features a character kids of the era could relate to and is meant to develop good morals in the youth of the late 1860s. This was one of Charlie's original suggestions along with "Bartleby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville. "Bartleby" will make up the second part of Charlie's birthday and feature Larry and Breanna, who participated in the last tapings of the second season.

This episode should be informative, heated, but at the same time enjoyable. Here you go!

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