Is Paulo Coelho's a 'inspiring' spiritual tale or it is a masterpiece of irony that mocks its millions of superficial, wishful readers?
Fahrenheit 451 cannot be taught in schools because it is anti-school. This is not a moral issue; this is the meaning of the text. Moreover, F45 is combustible and revolutionary. It condemns technology and spells doom for civilization--as it should, for a better world awaits its creation.
The Prophet of Literature explains why Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" is prophetic and especially meaningful during this ongoing corona-drama.
More revelations about this great American novel that will not be heard in classrooms and lecture halls.
Another uncensored discussion of what your teachers and professors overlook; this time, the fact that Harper's protagonists include rebellious adults and that one of her antagonists is the Useless Government
Artist and author Peter Dudink explains how Shakespeare's so-called tragic-romance is actually propaganda that hypocritically mocks and degrades Italy's religion, culture and people. The accompanying pictures, including original art work, are meant to emphasize topics addressed in the lecture and to draw more parallels and contrasts between Shakespeare's grotesque fiction and historical and psychological reality.
Author Peter Dudink reveals that the common claim that Macbeth is a tragic hero is nonsense, implicates W. Shakespeare in the atrocities committed against so-called witches, and exposes the Macbeth story for being a whitewashing of England's conquest of Scotland -- a whitewashing accomplished, in part, by blackwashing or portraying Scotland's rulers, Duncan and Macbeth, as a dunce and a bloody tyrant respectively. The video's visuals highlight how Shakespeaere's whitewashing and blackwashing is paralleled in modern times by the U.S. media and and government – which blackwash or demonize any leader of any country that American leaders wish to destroy or control, and which censor the truth and the atrocities the U.S. military commits abroad.
Author Peter Dudink explains why no one should read or watch William Shakespeare's Hamlet, arguing that it functioned only to distract England's corrupt ruling class, just as it now distracts (from reality) millions of children in classrooms and fans in theaters around the world. This lecture will highlight how Hamlet was actually an exercise in British-Anglican snobbery and hypocrisy towards the Danish royal court. It also explains that Hamlet's mysterious behavior is a simple death wish. The pictures assembled for this lecture highlight the parallels between Hamlet's death wish and our collective death wish as well as the parallels between the insane royal court depicted in Hamlet and the insane American media circus and political theater.
Author Peter Dudink explains why John Wyndham's Cold War era novel, The Chrysalids, is not a work of science fiction but a philosophical vision of a future without capitalism and religion -- which is not to say that Wyndham concealed a communist subtext in his novel. Additionally, this lecture explains that The Chrysalids contains a carefully crafted rebuttal of the values communicated in William Golding's Lord of the Flies just a year before Wyndham published his book.
Author Peter Dudink explains that Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird is much more than we were taught to believed. It is much, much more than a criticism of racism and sexism in America. It is a criticism of all things American. It is a criticism of every dominant American convention -- its religious beliefs and institutions, its education system, its government, its police, its media, its technologies, its justice system, its banks, and even its health and diet.
Author Peter Dudink reveals that The Alchemist is not the positive thinking pablum that most readers, teachers, professors, and literary reviewers believe. It's Catholic 'hero' Santiago is an idiot who understands nothing about the world he inhabits and who -- like another Tom Sawyer -- dreams of treasure. As the lecture reveals, during his journey, Santiago evolves from being a naive victim of criminals to a being a complicit or active criminal as he profits from war, from counterfeiting, and from a treasure for which innocent Amerindians were slaughtered by -- ironically -- Catholic conquistadors. Unless approached with a high degree of irony, The Alchemist lures readers into a dangerous world of blissful ignorance and blind optimism.
Author and teacher Peter Dudink explains that Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is not the book your teachers and professors probably taught you about. It is not a fearful vision of a totalitarian dystopia, nor is it a sentimental story about the declining role of literacy and books. Fahrenheit 451 clearly condemns our so-called education systems, boldly condemns people for being sheep, fearlessly dreams of the end of the age of books, cities and civilization, and rightly celebrates the power of Nature, the senses, speech and human intelligence.
Peter Dudink explains that William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a repulsive, crypto-Catholic novel full of Christian symbols and themes as well as values so despicable that only the most extremist Christians would support them.
Author, artist and tutor Peter Dudink demonstrates that The Great Gatsby condemns America, its 'dream', and the American upper class or economic elites who achieved that dream. Additionally, this lecture reveals how the life of the novel's protagonist, Jay Gatsby, is a satire of the life of Jesus Christ.
Author Peter Dudink explains that John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, is a radically political message that recommends anarchy and the right for all men and women to have free access to land -- provided our population does not exceed the land's ability to sustain us.
Author Peter Dudink explains how Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz contains a radical political, dietary and environmental message that could guide us to a world beyond civilization.