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This week in class, we’re reading "Hermann the Irascible" by Saki.
In "Hermann the Irascible" (1917), a king decides that once women have the right to vote, they will tire of the responsibility. In this comedic story, this reverse psychology works - once women gain the right to vote, they don't want it anymore. Today, "Herman the Irascible" is read as a time piece that reflects popular opinions of the era.
"How do we define the roles of men and women?" and "What can we learn from comedy?"
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