Tariq’s Book List is the Season 1 story arc, by creator Courtney Kemp

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Tariq St. Patrick is officially a student who has worked his way into the program of his choice. The title of the first episode of Power Book II: Ghost is “The Stranger,” a nod to the book and the theme of the episode.

According to Power creator Courtney Kemp, this is all designed, and as the series progresses into its 10-part season, the storylines will be rooted in Tariq’s book-heavy schedule.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Power Book II: Ghost Episode 1: “The Stranger”]

Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ | Starz

How Courtney Kemp Linked The Books To “Power Book 2”

Kemp spoke to Deadline on the new spin-off and explained the idea of ​​using Tariq’s education as a metaphor for his life as a drug dealer. In The foreigner, Tariq broke down his summary of Albert Camus’ book on a man named Meursault.

The main character killed the enemy of his knowledge and felt indifferent to the act and the world in general. At the end of the story, he accepted his fate and his death sentence. For Tariq, a killer knows why he kills.

Kemp told Deadline that all 10 episodes will incorporate pieces of literature for several reasons.

“By sowing in his program and using great books to be the seeds and anchors of those episodes in the first 10 episodes, we are using the format of the ledgers to educate him, and ask him, what is it? that these great books are about the world of drug trafficking? ”says Kemp.

“What do they say about life? What lessons can he learn from great literature?

She also encourages fans to read if they wish in order to understand Tariq’s journey.

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What books are on Tariq’s reading list in ‘Power Book 2’

Have you been able to see Tariq de Milgram’s email? The titles were ranked from 1 to 10 and Great expectations by Charles Dickens is next.

Originally written in 1861, the story follows an orphan who works alongside a wealthy family in hopes of becoming a “gentleman.” It’s a complicated story about money, crime, cheating, and growing up. It’s no coincidence that episode two of the series is titled “Exceeding Expectations”.

Plato’s apologies remains a staple of the university and focuses on Socrates, the famous professor of philosopher. Excuses is a version of Socrates’ speech when on trial for a number of blasphemy crimes.

He defended himself by basically saying that all the accusations were ridiculous. Episode 3 of Book of Power II is called “Play the Game” but it is too early to say which character will justify his actions.

The next step is The prince by Machiavelli, who is often referenced in pop culture for his advice on how to achieve power and human nature. It should be obvious how this fits into the show.

After this classic tome are The Works of O. Henry, which can be linked to any of the author’s news, including The gift of the Magi Where The Caballero Way. The latter gave birth to the famous character called The Cisco Kid, an outlaw who foiled those who plotted against him.

Other works Tariq needs to study include Leviathan vs. Second Treatise of Government (both on power / domination), The 48 laws of power, Invisible Man (a complex story about a black man, his identity and his community), Frankenstein (the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created), and Heart of darkness.

Follow the latest episodes of Book of Power II on Starz every Sunday at 8 p.m. EST.


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