Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Great Dictator

I found this video that Charlie Chaplin did from his film The Great Dictator, in my email this morning. It is a very impassioned speech and the person who sent it stated the speech reminded them of Wilfred Owen the great romantic poet. I has the great pleasure of studying  romantic poetry this Summer with Professor Emeritus Micheal Thorpe. I was once again was stuck by how war was an constant theme and the woes of the new age of the industrial revolution and the suffering it brought. It's an important message.

2 comments:

Betsy Grant said...

Thanks for sharing this Catherine. Hope you are doing well.

Catherine Meyers said...

You are most welcome Betsy. I found this to be a very evocative message. Made me sit up and listen. Charlie Chaplin sure had lots of important things to say.

I've been crazy busy with school trying hard not to get too stressed. Graduation is around the corner May 14th! I'm waiting to exhale!