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Tropes and Why I Love Them

Not everyone knows what a trope is, and that’s okay. Thankfully, there’s an entire site devoted to them you can get lost in for hours. But before you do, here’s a nice definition of tropes from the website: “A trope is a storytelling device or convention, a shortcut for describing situations the storyteller can reasonably assume the …

Kids, The Republic, and the Power of Story

According to Plato we should prevent children from hearing “any casual tales which may be devised by casual persons… For a young person cannot judge what is allegorical and what is literal.” As a casual person who’s written causal tales, this sentiment has caused me a moment of reflection. As a philosophy major, I came …