By Sara Boyle, intern
As an English major and humanities nerd, I am fascinated by history. It was never my favorite subject in school because I had trouble putting the sequences of events we were taught into relevant context. However, in recent years, through documentaries, plays, and historical fiction novels, I have discovered that I love history for one of the same reasons I love a good story: fondness for a complex character. Whether it’s Julius Caesar, Emma Bovary, or even Walter White, a character with contradictions leaves me thinking about them long after I finish reading (or watching). One character I have learned about extensively in the last few months is Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States.