Veronica Roth’s #insurgent – another collection of personal musings whilst conducting research of the #davidfosterwallace archive at the Harry Ransom Center, UT, Austin, TX (Day Twelve)

So, I went along to the iPic at The Domain, Austin, to watch Insurgent. It really is a very good film and there won’t be any spoilers here because it’s just come out and that wouldn’t be fair.

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The comment I have here is about the hope that is apparent in the film, and apparent in quite a few examples of popular culture right now (no time to mention them as it’s late and I’m kind of tired). The hope stems from an idea that we (as a human species) have amongst us a certain number of individuals who are able to transcend the kind of thought that has for centuries immersed us in fighting, killing, and squandering the gift of life. It’s a refreshing change to hear such rhetoric, and perhaps it marks a stage of our lives where such change can be actualized. If nothing else, it’s an interesting concept.

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2 responses to “Veronica Roth’s #insurgent – another collection of personal musings whilst conducting research of the #davidfosterwallace archive at the Harry Ransom Center, UT, Austin, TX (Day Twelve)

  • Christy Birmingham

    Wow, did you see that my When Women Inspire post from a few days ago has the same photo in it? Great minds think alike! Thanks for the review (no spoilers!) that indicates the theme of hope. When a day is not going the way one plans, there is always hope for a better one tomorrow. And, yes, you have yet another comment here from me.

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