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“In 1940s Chicago, a young black man (Victor Love) takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.” Based on the 1940 novel by Richard Wright with the same title. 

Of all things, men do not like to feel that they are guilty of wrong, and if you make them feel guilt, they will try desperately to justify it on any grounds; but, failing that, and seeing no immediate solution that will set things right without too much cost to their lives and property, they will kill that which evoked in them the condemning sense of guilt.
—  Richard Wright, Native Son

Bestowed upon by Japan’s native son. The successor of the sword. ALL. HAIL. SAMURAI. ASHI 

Been wanting to do some thing like this for a while after watching the season. I took some time away from the divide and stepped outside the romance that was created by the fandom  to really look at the story and honestly, it seems to be a story of generations and a story of children. I honestly think the most beautiful end to this story is for Jack and the Scotsman to rest and celebrate in a quest and life well lived and fought for and let their daughters take up the sword. I truly believe Ashi is now pure of heart and will be Jack successor.

What a beautiful and fitting way to end the series with people who watched it as kids now watching it with their own. 
These last 3 episodes are truly the determining factor and I have faith it’s going to be a story of redemption, tragedy, and YES love. Maybe not the love story that’s preferred, but just as powerful. 

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Recommended books (from A to Z)

A: The Awakening, Kate Chopin
B: The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
C: Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
D: Don Juan, Lord Byron
E: The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
F: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
G: The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
H: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
I: Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
J: The Joy of Reading, Charles Van Doren
K: King Lear, William Shakespeare
L: Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill
M: The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
N: Native Son, Richard Wright
O: Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham
P: The Persian Wars, Herodotus
Q: The Quiet American, Graham Greene
R: The Razor’s Edge, W. Somerset Maugham
S: The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
T: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
U: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
V: The Vegetable, F. Scott Fitzgerald
W: Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
X: Autobiography of Malcolm X
Y: The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Z: Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic

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I'm just going to drop this right here and walk away.