washington-irvingMy school literature class question asked my thoughts regarding 19th century Gothic writers and the Washington Irving quote, “I’ve had it with you and your emotional constipation.” I disagree with Irving and answered:

“Knowing what vacuous thinking drove Americans in the 19th century to enslave real workers who farmed their crops, treat real red men as animals, potentially destroy the nation’s pitiful world introduction of democracy leaving the nation reeling with roots rent horribly from the soil freedom was sewn through, testosterone was unfortunately what framed quiet thinking, patiently driving useful heavenly possibilities to another warm wonderful day.

Really, Irving was speaking wastefully, without considering that truth easily erstwhile waited for spiritual witness and not emotions willingly wanting to defecate.”


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