Remember I told you I was taking a Coursera course? Well, I said I was taking the pharmacology course…and I did take the first couple of classes seriously, but then I had signed up for a class on Science fiction and that one is more fun! So if anyone was expecting me to pass the pharmacology course, mea culpa!
The first essay I had to write for Eric Rabkin’s course was about the Grimm Fairy tales. I wrote about my impression that those fairy tales weren’t intended to be presented in a volume. I thought that they were oral tales that lost their flavor when they were divorced from people’s lives.
It’s one thing to instill a life lesson with a story, it’s quite another to read an entire selection without any personal meaning.
I submitted my essay and some of my fellow students graded it. Boy was that tough. The good news is I did very well. I’m not saying I got top grades, but I am really pleased with my classmates reviews.
Now we are looking at Alice in Wonderland. I’ll share a bit more in another post!
Oh, take a course with me, we can discuss it together!