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Presented by Carl Robert Keyes
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|Word Cloud of my Thesis courtesy of Word it Out|
No, instead I want to tell you what I learned. What I learned, topic-wise, is that Toni Morrison is a literary genius and a wizard. I learned that Fitzgerald's Nick is way more interesting than I or that dumb movie gave him credit for. More seriously though, I learned that gender still matters, especially in terms of what is taught and what books/characters become iconic. In excluding female authors and female narrators from the canon, female experience is discredited and erased. I also learned that reliability and objectivity are not intrinsically linked. There is truth in subjectivity, and there is reliability in acknowledging one's own subjectivity.
The most important things I learned, however, had nothing to do with my topic. I learned that I can sustain a project for a long period of time. I can do research, make deadlines, write pages I did not know how I was going to fill. I learned that I can be ambitious and push the limits of my own analysis. My topic was often messy and seemingly full of holes, and I was able to push past that.
I'm immensely proud of the work I have done. When I started this academic year, I really did not understand the word "Capstone". How could any one thing have been the pinnacle of achievement in my education? But this project/paper is my capstone, my crowning glory. I may not have worked on it through out my years at Clark, but my years at Clark lead me here and I am so glad they did.