Episode 17 is a banger, y’all – our guest host Elizabeth Buehler joins us for a discussion on Ambition and how it drives a narrative, what it costs our main characters, and a whole bunch of other stuff (specific, I know – you’ll just have to listen to the episode!).
Some of the questions we seek to address are:
- When we talk about characters having “ambition,” how do we differentiate that from goals or drive? Or do we?
- Is ambition a positive or negative force in the homework?
- How does ambition get gendered in these narratives?
- What is the cost of ambition? Does ambition inherently require sacrifice or loss?
As a refresher, the homework for the episode is:
Pete: The soundtrack to a little 2016 musical Hamilton
Martha: Glee episodes 1.01 (Pilot) and 3.22 (Goodbye)
Lizzie: 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson film, There Will Be Blood
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