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C&E References in Lost

After I took C&E last year, I was surprised how many allusions from C&E books we read were in popular culture. For example, I realized that Beatrice from A Series of Unfortunate Events is an allusion to Dante’s Beatrice in his Divine Comedy. I also began watching Lost last year and I was astounded by how many references there were to things that I had just learned in C&E. Here’s a list of some of the allusions that I picked up on.

-John Locke: This is the most obvious allusion. The character of John Locke is based off of the philosopher by the same name. Although we didn’t read anything he wrote in C&E, he often came up in discussions, especially his Tabula Rasa theory. One of Lost’s episodes is titled Tabula Rasa and the theme of the episode revolves around his blank slate theory. (more…)


A Little Bit About Me

Welcome to HUHC’s Conversation! I’m Amanda and I’m very excited to be working on this blog. I’m currently a sophomore here at Hofstra and I’m double majoring in Journalism and English.

If it’s not obvious from my majors and the fact that I’m involved in this blog, I love to write. When I heard about the blog, I though it’d be a great way to get involved at Hofstra. A variety of my interests are incorporated with this blog. I enjoy writing, working with multimedia, and I love the Honors College community.

My other interests include ballet, skiing, and listening to music. I think that these are aspects that I’ll end up writing about. Keep coming back to the Conversation and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!