Whether you're a fan of the Harry Potter books or movies, or if you've never turned a page or watched a minute of J. K. Rowling's wizarding epic, there's a great message in this essay about how the choices we make determine the types of lives we lead. (But, to be fair, if you're a Neville fan, you're probably going to love this even more...) Click to read.
Driving to school on Tuesday, I noticed a Guy Fawkes mask in the back window of the car in front of me. This was not surprising, as November 5th always commemorates the anniversary of Guy Fawkes' involvement in "The Gun Powder" plot. What I can't help but wonder, is how many fans of V for Vendetta (the book or the movie) or advocates of Anonymous, actually know about who this mask represents?
Usually, we remember the event with a poem:
The Fifth of November
English Folk Verse (c.1870)
So what exactly was the Gunpowder Plot? And why do we remember Guy Fawkes? It started in 1605, with persecution, conspiracy, spying, murder, and the plot to blow-up the English Parliament. Lear more here.
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