Tariq’s book list is Season 1 Story Arc, per producer Courtney Kemp

Tariq St. Patrick is officially a college student who made his way to the program of his choice. Title for first episode of Power Book II: Ghost “Stranger” is a clue to the theme of the book and episode.

according to this Power Producer Courtney Kemp, it is all by design, and as the series progresses through its 10-part season, the story will be contained in a course filled with Tariq’s book.

[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 tied the books in ‘Power Book 2’

Kemp talked to Deadline about the new spinoff and the idea of ​​using Tariq’s education as a metaphor for his drug-dealing life. In Stranger, Tariq gave his summary of Albert Camus’s book about a man named Meursault.

The main character killed the enemy of his acquaintance and felt indifferent about the act and the world in general. By the end of the story, he accepted his fate and capital punishment. To Tariq, a killer knows why he kills.

Kemp told Deadline that all 10 episodes would include pieces of literature for several reasons.

“By sowing in our curriculum and using great books to seed and anchor these episodes in the first 10 episodes, we are using the format of great books to teach him, and ask for him, what Are those great books told about the world of medicine? ”Kemp said.

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

She encourages fans to read together if they want so they can understand Tariq’s journey.

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What books are you reading in Tariq’s Power Book 2

Were you able to catch a glimpse at Tariq’s email from Milgram? Titles 1 to 10 were arranged further High hopes The next is by Charles Dickens.

Originally written in 1861, the story is of an orphan who works with a wealthy family in hopes of becoming a “gentleman”. It is a complex story about money, crime, deception and growing up. Not coincidentally, episode two in the series is called “Expectations of Hope”.

Plato’s Apology Socrates remains a university head and center on the famous philosopher’s teacher. apologies Socrates has a look at his speech when he was on trial for several blasphemous-related crimes.

He basically defended himself, claiming all the charges. Episode 3 Power book II The title is “Play the Game”, but it is too early to tell which character will justify their actions.

Next up is Prince By Machiavelli, Which is often referred to in pop culture for advice on how to achieve power and human nature. It should be clear how it fits with the show.

This is followed by Classic Tom The Works of O. Henry, Which can relate to any short story of the author the gift of the Magi or Caballero Road. The latter gave birth to the famous character named The Cisco Kid, a bandit who attempted to plot against him.

Other works by Tariq include Leviathan v. Sarkar’s second treatise (both about power / governance), 48 laws of electricity, Invisible man (A complex story about a black man, identity and community), Frankenstein (The story of Victor Frankenstein and the monsters he created), and heart of Darkness.

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