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
“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 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
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?
I have just finished the book today. It was such a good read! There were many unexpected twists and turns throughout it. In this blog post I want to focus on the very first few chapters of the book. This is because after finishing a book I often find myself going back and rereading the… Read more Jane Eyre Blog Post, The Early Chapters
Not, I’ll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee;Not untwist — slack they may be — these last strands of manIn me ór, most weary, cry I can no more. I can;Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be.But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on meThy wring-world right… Read more Carrion Comfort and How Different Artists Portray Sadness.
There are a few instances in this poem where I was unsure if the author was speaking to and referring to either a personified despair, a carrion crow, his God, life itself, or all at once. Maybe God is despair, represented in the form of a carrion crow? Is there even a crow present in… Read more Analysis of “Carrion Comfort”
There are many things at this point in the novel that I am critical of about Mr. Rochester. First, I have read ahead and am already aware of the fact that he has a secret wife. Second, there is an oddly specific praise for Jane when she fits the societal roles of a submissive woman.… Read more Sexism and Submission in Jane Eyre
In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, we are led to believe that Jane is no more than a Governess for Mr. Rochester. Even despite this assumption, it is obvious that there seems to be some romantic tension between Mr. Rochester and Jane. What bothers me is how off-putting Mr. Rochester is with his stance on appearance… Read more “Plain Jane” and Mr. Rochester
All throughout reading Jane Eyre, just when I thought I knew where this story was going a plot twist was thrown in to refute all expectations. The end of this story took me by complete surprise. Not only did Jane go back to Thornfield to marry Mr. Rochester but discovered that the house was in… Read more Jane Eyre: The Ending