1st Project. The Oedipus Complex: Motherly Roles in Literature

   Jordan Smith          Although I do not agree with virtually any of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical theory, one peculiar complex that he introduced was the “Oedipus Complex.” In which, “in psychoanalytic theory, [the Oedipus complex is] a desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex and a concomitant sense of rivalry with the parent of the same… Read more 1st Project. The Oedipus Complex: Motherly Roles in Literature

Is Elizabeth Human?

Jordan Smith In the beginning half of Frankenstein, Elizabeth is welcomed into the Frankenstein family alongside Victor, her alleged cousin, a boy whom she will presumably grow up to marry. “I [narrator Victor] have often heard my mother say, that she was at that time the most beautiful child she had ever seen, and shewed… Read more Is Elizabeth Human?

Misogyny in Hamlet

            Hamlet explores themes of madness and reflects today on the deep-rooted historical prejudices and against women. In looking at Hamlet’s belief that he can see his father’s ghost, whether or not he has actually gone mad or if he is simply blinded by grief, etc. his beliefs are immediately validated by his surrounding followers… Read more Misogyny in Hamlet

Conversations About Disability

   Jordan Smith        I think that much like people, disability is diverse and comes in all different forms and capacities. I also firmly believe that we need to reform the way we address disability in topics of conversation by starting these important conversations, educating, spreading awareness, and dismantling this idea that disability is taboo or… Read more Conversations About Disability