Skip to comments.Cho Seung-Hui's Plays (From his writing class)
Posted on 04/17/2007 7:58:26 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
AOL News has obtained two plays a classmate says were written by Cho Seung-Hui. Ian MacFarlane, the former classmate and current AOL employee, provided us with the plays. A note from Mr. MacFarlane and links to the works appear below......
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This guy was a Senior and his major was English???? How did someone who writes like a 5th grader make it all the way through college, especially if his degree was in English? Wonder what grade he made on these plays?
Maybe he was trying to impress the AX Committee?
“About the AX Committee
The Asian Excellence Awards Committee is an elite group from a wide range of industries, including the arts and entertainment community, the business community, and prominent figures, who epitomize and have been instrumental in raising the profile and awareness of Asians in the arts and across the industries of film, TV, sports, theater, live performance and popular culture.
Each member of this peer group has achieved positions of leadership in the U.S. and the world in a broad range of professions. With their diverse backgrounds, members collectively pool their strengths and experience to highlight the achievements and talents of Asian Americans.”
You can bet that some of the ultra lib theater geeks in NYC and San Fran will be performing these for the shock value.
Back in the Dark Ages when I was in college, we had about 50 Iranians suddenly enroll. Even back then, they were full of hate and it was very plain they didn't want to be there. They never said hello, never smiled at you in passing, never participated in class, and who knows if they could speak English or write it. The professors were ordered to pass them even if that meant American students failed with the bell curve. This sounds very much like the same.
Yeah, but this guy had lived in the States since he was 8 years old. He went to a regular American high school. I don’t think he would be “passed” due to the fact that he was a foreign student (lots of times the foreign students pay so much $$$ because they’re not residents of the state and that is the incentive to keep them in school.) Cho was an in state resident which meant his tuition would be low. Were the standards for writing so low that he was able to pass with such poor writing skills?
Why won’t they release the note?
I was surprised at how laughably sophmoric this ‘play’ was. Freeper Bulldogger and I were in the same writing workshops in Undergrad, and I can’t think we ever encountered anything this bad and juvenile. But then, we were in college 20 years ago.
It's called the public school system. Passing into the next grade isn't dependent on your ability to grasp and master the academic work, what determines whether or not you pass to the next grade is the opinion of a "psychologist" (him or herself a emotionally disturbed leftist who studied the theories of another emotionally disturbed leftist professor who has never lived a life outside of a classroom) with absolutely no life skills and experience raising children.
Leaving a student behind a year to better understand the academic work isn't near as important as the emotional humiliation and psychological scars being left behind by his peer group would cause.
I'm sure the grade he received was determined keeping positive reinforcement and confidence building measures in mind so as not to discourage the student and hurt his feelings.
Does that answer satisfy your curiosity? If not I can come up with another that will make you feel more reassured that our children are in capable hands while they attend classes in the public
indoctrination education system system... /s
Wow - AX! A new interpretation.
I read the McBeef play, and my only reaction was “this is CREATIVE writing?” He didn’t develop any of his characters, provided no reason for the sudden anger and attacks or the premise of the plot. It was as if he included everything he had heard on the news recently without thinking through a context, there also seemed to be deep Catholic hatred. My initial thought was 8th grade (that’s about the age when guys are obsessed with all the stuff he included in there) but maybe you’re right, it is fifth grade. A lot of gross stuff appeared to be there just for the sake of being able to say it.
With all apologies to freeper English majors, the English department at randog U wasn't known for its great thinkers. It was more of a dumping ground for soon-to-be dropouts.
I do not teach English, but I cannot imagine a student turning in work like this. It is literally a cry for help. Most students try to sugarcoat their writing for professors. They tend to write what they think the professor will like. Usually, you have to push them to take risks. In this case, the student went way off the map, and I can see why his teacher was concerned.
There isn't anything here that tells me the student is a psycho-killer. But taken together with other things, such as his manner and aloneness, it looks like a red flag after the fact. The trouble is, there are probably hundreds of gore-fest scripts getting written on college campuses, and no one actually gets hurt by them.
To a lib, personal failure + social injustice = success of the (perverted) hive.
Once again, we all have to obsess over the pathetic life of a total loser all because the Virginia Legislature, with the strong backing of the Virginia Chiefs of Police disarmed the students and faculty of Virginia Tech.
Like "Son of Sam" was trying to impress his imaginary dog?
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