Birds of a Feather

One of the biggest things from Wide Sargasso Sea that stuck out for me was the image of a bird trying desperately to escape a fire and the image of a woman gleefully embracing the fire like an old lover. The cycle of a phoenix is a common trope in some fantasy novels. It lives… Read more Birds of a Feather

Trouble with Categorization: Transatlanticism and The Victorian/Modernist Divide

The similarities and differences between English literature and American literature is a continuous subject of debate; a very traditional idea that’s hard to move away from entirely. The evident distinction from American and British modernism is based on historical context, but the two subcategories also differ in style, grammar, and language. For instance, British writers… Read more Trouble with Categorization: Transatlanticism and The Victorian/Modernist Divide

Final Project

For my final project, I chose to analyze a poem written by Sir Philip Sidney titled “Leave me, O’ Love, which reachest but to dust.” This poem was part of one of Sidney’s collections titled “Certain Sonnets” that he wrote in the 1570s into the 1580s. It is noted that Sidney’s poems were not publicized… Read more Final Project

The Mystery of Life and Death

“Thou know’st ’tis common; all that lives must die,Passing through nature to eternity.” Hamlet “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.” Frankenstein… Read more The Mystery of Life and Death