Walter White’s Barbaric Yawp!

bb2 copyPoetry plays large in the scripts of Breaking Bad.

It’s an edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass that ultimately exposes Walter White; and it’s Shelley’s Ozymandias that foretells his end.

With only one episode left, make your Breaking Bad experience as rich as it can be:

Discover how many ways the same person can “break bad” or “break good” or “break good and bad” by reading Whitman’s takes on self-contradiction.

— Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (This edition has an introduction by Carl Sandburg); call number: PS3201 1921

Find out how the story of that old, stone-faced, desert king Ozymandias relates to Walter White.

The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley; call number: PR5402 1972 v1


One Reply to “Walter White’s Barbaric Yawp!”

  1. I don’t recall a M60 machine gun in Leaves of Grass, but it was a nice touch, that attempt to raise poetry awareness riding on “breaking bad”‘s demise. kudos.

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