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It may be little exaggeration to say that the figure of Abraham Lincoln embodies the American ideal more so than any other U.S. president. Although he came from humble beginnings and held several odd jobs before launching his career in politics, Lincoln’s determination and natural abilities brought him to the White House, where he led the struggle…
Trois is the story of three young anarchists who conspire to blow up a building in an unspecified North African country. The date is equally unclear, but perhaps the first two decades after the Second World War span the period concerned. It is the reasons why the perpetrators should bring about such a terrible incident which eventually becomes the theme of the novel soon after the facts of their conspiracy have been established. But the reasons the three offer are false, not only to the outside world but to each other, and like all false reasons they falter and change and fall away until we are left with something destructive in the human psyche which ought surely in some way to be matched by something beautiful and worthwhile. It is the reconciliation of these opposites, if it be possible, which lies at the heart of the human condition, and becomes the foundation stone of the story as well.
Robert Overhall was an awarded writer in 2012, Oxford Today competition.