1) The prophet
In Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, the eponymous Almustafa discusses topics such as life and the human condition with his followers before boarding a ship home. The 26 prose poetry fables that comprise the novel are influenced not only by his own Maronite religion but also by Islam, and the mysticism of the Sufis. Running through the text is a belief in the fundamental unity of religions. One of the best-selling poetry books of all time, it shares a...
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
The Kennedy Center production of Euripides' great classic about a woman driven by emotion beyond the brink of rationality. Medea is abandoned by her husband Jason so he can marry the daughter of Creon, ruler of Corinth, and is exiled by Creon as a dangerous foreigner. She exacts revenge by causing the deaths of Creon and his daughter and by murdering her own and Jason's two children before escaping into exile in Athens.