Julian’s Word Cloud

I am usually not an artistic individual, yet I found pleasure in creating this word cloud. On the surface, one might view the jumbled words as aesthetically pleasing, but providing nothing to further understanding of The Education. While selecting passages to include in my cloud, I attempted to underscore one of the main themes from the first three chapters of the book. I chose to focus on the different contrasts which Adams experiences in his childhood. Whether it be the summer of Quincy and the winter of Boston or the vicious slavery of Virginia and his well-off life in New England, the boy’s education is not the typical definition of the word. It is evident that these events in Adams’ early life are what shape him to disregard typical “classroom” learning, as he learns far more by venturing out of what he views as quotidian.

 

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