I have always had a passion for theater and theater aesthetics. Ever since I engaged with theatrical plays in highschool I always loved the aesthetic of them, especially theatrical costume design. The costumes were always my personal favorite thing to study and admire when seeing/ participating in a live performance. The amount of work that… Read more My second project reflection
Satan’s different roles in media
Discussing Satan’s role in Paradise Falling reminded me of how he is not inherently evil. Even in Paradise falling, is Satan really evil? Sure he is not the protagonist, but I don’t think he is supposed to be. This story is a tragedy through and through where I don’t think anyone wins. Pondering this made… Read more Satan’s different roles in media
My Iago Costume
Performing in live theater always brought so much fun and excitement for me when I was in highschool. I especially had fun dressing up and seeing the different types of costumes. Different ways someone can look in order to obtain a different persona to perform on stage. I love costumes, even though I personally am not… Read more My Iago Costume
Iago- a mix of three Disney villains.
Come on, come on! You are pictures out of doors, bells in your parlors, wildcats in your kitchens, saints in your injuries, devils being offended, players in your housewife, and housewives in your beds. Iago is a classic “snake in the grass” antashinst. A two faced revival of Othelio who is as envious as he… Read more Iago- a mix of three Disney villains.
Dragons- Either evil incarnate or Lovecraftian like leviathans.
In class today we discussed one of my favorite mythological creatures, Dragons. Love them or hate them, they are found absolutely everywhere in literature. From Beowulf to Legends in King Author, to The Faerie Queen and Lord of the Rings. Dragons have been a staple of storytelling for ages, however they are seen as either… Read more Dragons- Either evil incarnate or Lovecraftian like leviathans.
The Faerie Queen and Body horror.
Therewith she spewed out of her filthy maw A cloud of poison horrible and blake, Full of great lumps of flesh and gobbets raw, Which stunk so wildly, that it first jim slacke His grasping hold, and from her turn him back: Her vomit full of books and papers was, With loathly frogs and toads,… Read more The Faerie Queen and Body horror.
The Truth of Medieval Knights
Growing up, my favorite film to watch was The Sword In The Stone. I rewatched the film so many times that I made my own medieval knights costume (with my mom’s help of course) and would go trick or treating as a knight for many halloweens. Stories and movies about medieval knights have always fascinated… Read more The Truth of Medieval Knights
A response to “Black Death: matters’ ‘ A modern take on a Medieval Pandemic.”
“Writing about history is not the same as understanding the past” “We can look to the past and speak about issues that draw parallels that highlight racial and social justice issues today.” “The virus does not make distinctions between race and class, but we do and that ends up costing lives.” Why do people always… Read more A response to “Black Death: matters’ ‘ A modern take on a Medieval Pandemic.”
Beowulf, sympathy, and “Monster Culture.”
In class we have discussed what the role class and race could possibly have been in Beowulf. Specifically how it affects the “antagonists’ ‘ of the story. However after reading “Monster Culture” and finishing Beowulf, I am curious as to what exact role sympathy plays when referring to a dangerous threat within a story. Not… Read more Beowulf, sympathy, and “Monster Culture.”
Beowulf: Grendal and Dragon’s Dogma
“When the sun was sunken, he set out to visit The lofty hall-building, how the Ring-Danes had used it For beds and benches when the banquet was over. Then he found there reposing many a noble Asleep after supper; sorrow the heroes,1 Misery knew not. The monster of evil Greedy and cruel tarried but little,… Read more Beowulf: Grendal and Dragon’s Dogma