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Re: The Spirit of the Place: Week 1 (June 2) discussion

Odesq and harleyhoney, I really like your speculation as to the potential references to Shakespeare and other classics.

I can't really say anything else here, as so much of my comments and ideas are bound up in the second discussion section, but I do agree that there seems to be a lot of equivocation as to the roles life intends people to fulfil and whether Orville or Selma has the answers.