A “Happy” Ending?

Reader, I married him. A quiet wedding we had: he and I, the parson and clerk, were alone present. When we got back from church, I went into the kitchen of the manor-house, where Mary was cooking the dinner and John cleaning the knives, and I said— “Mary, I have been married to Mr. Rochester… Read more A “Happy” Ending?

Disability in Jane Eyre

Chapters 21-30 changed my view of Jane Eyre, especially how it relates to depictions of disability. Initially, when I began reading this book, it seemed to differ from the other content of this course. As a reader, I had to grasp to find representations of disability, which were eventually found between Jane and Mr. Rochester.… Read more Disability in Jane Eyre

Theme of Nature in Frankenstein & “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (Project 1)

“Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from the earth” (Shelley, 17). Throughout Frankenstein, there are several instances where… Read more Theme of Nature in Frankenstein & “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (Project 1)

Bottles and Babes!

In recent years, many of my courses have either assigned or showcased “remixed” literature. When I was in High School, we watched a movie that took Romeo & Juliet and changed the setting from Shakespearian Era to Verona Beach. It really helped me understand Shakespeare’s original play at a deeper level. This is because I… Read more Bottles and Babes!