I know I am a little late on posting the second project but I have been having a hard time thinking of songs that could go for the characters. I was going to make another Spotify playlist like I did for Frankenstein but decided on making small playlists for each character. I was going to… Read more Woman in the attic/Woman in the basement
In the first 86 pages of Wide Sargasso Sea, we are introduced to the various factions of people living on the island. There is an intermingling between former black slaves, creole whites that have lived on the island for generations, and mixed-race people that are usually a product of slave owners raping their slaves years… Read more Race in Wide Sargasso Sea
“I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” Jane Eyer “I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me… Read more Love and Autonomy
“A large moth, so large that I thought it was a bird, blundered into one of the candles, put it out and fell to the floor. ‘He’s a big fellow,’ I said.‘Is it badly burned?’‘More stunned than hurt.’I took the beautiful creature up in my handkerchief and put it on the railing. For a moment… Read more Comparing Moths
I made an infographic for this project illustrating the shifting gender politics between Jane and Mr. Rochester, as well as depicting Jane’s relationship to feminine and masculine gender expression as it relates to the men in the novel. An infographic was an easy way to display quotes that provided insight into Jane’s feelings towards Mr.… Read more An Illustration of Disability and Gender Politics in “Jane Eyre”
In looking at possible readings for the 17th century, I stumbled upon a female author by the name of Mary Wollstonecraft. A suggested reading for this course was her work A Vindication of The Rights of Women , which immediately caught my eye. This book was published in 1792, and can be looked at as… Read more A Look at Mary Wollstonecraft
“Heard Melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter” – John Keats. Trying to stay healthy and not sick during the early mid nineteenth century was notoriously difficult. The ever expanding world of disease was unknown and unnerving, and in some ways, still is. While we make further steps into understanding disease more as time… Read more Tuberculosis Represented In Nineteenth Century Literature
I think this is a great topic on which to write an unessay. There is misogyny in Hamlet so I’m glad you brought up this point. The contrast between how women are treated today in the most progressive parts of the world and how women are treated in Hamlet is staggering, though of course, that… Read more In Response to Madisen
Were the Bronte sisters on the spectrum? Obviously, it is impossible to answer this question with certainty since they are long dead, but it can still be speculated on. It can be argued with valid evidence as a possibility. The novel Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, is, in part, an autobiography, which leaves a lot… Read more Signs of Autism in Jane Eyre; Bronte Sisters Autistic?
Frankenstein has two “main characters.” Dr. Victor Frankenstein and our Monster are the main leads of the book. While reading Frankenstein it is evident that the monster is not inherently good. He has done many bad things throughout the book. Calling him a monster may be a fair title. However, I am compelled to ask… Read more Frankenstein, Who Is The Real Monster?