Misogyny in Hamlet

Everyone who has read William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, knows that Hamlet treated the women in his life very poorly, even his own mother, the woman that raised him. In the beginning of the play, I understand where his frustration is coming from and why he is so angry with his mother. Almost two months has passed… Read more Misogyny in Hamlet

1st Ungrading Essay: Hamlet,Mental Health and Gender

Shakespeare’s titular play Hamlet has had many reiterations and much discussion about its themes. In particular the film adaption by—- which brings the classic play unto a television screen, unchanged. Throughout the play, ideas about gender roles and how those roles change from the perspective of mental health in that time period shine through in… Read more 1st Ungrading Essay: Hamlet,Mental Health and Gender

Ophelia and Mariana

Ophelia & Mariana Throughout the texts Hamlet and Mariana by Shakespeare and Alfred, we see many similarities between the two texts. For example, In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia has repressed feelings that eventually cause her to go mad in the end and commit suicide. Nonetheless, In the poem, Mariana by Alfred, Mariana is constantly repeating how… Read more Ophelia and Mariana

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)

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

Tony Stark vs. Victor Frankenstein and the Savior Complex

Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is a text that is commonly taught in high school and college courses, but the ability to pick out the similarities taken from it and injected into our modern-day literature is something to commend. Frankenstein follows many aspects, the Savior Complex, Man and God, Antireligion, and unreliable narrators, all of which connect… Read more Tony Stark vs. Victor Frankenstein and the Savior Complex