After reading the article on racism from J.R.R. Tolkien, I needed to really take a step back and think. I thought about my childhood and how much Lord of the Rings meant and still means to me, however I have never read the books and probably never will. I’m strictly talking about the films from… Read more Leave Fantasy Alone?
What is the author trying to show us about religion in Beowulf? “ Such then was their custom, the hope of heathens; in their hearts. They bore hell, they knew not the creator, the Judge of all deeds–neither acknowledged the Lord nor knew how to praise the Protector of Heaven, the Ruler of Glory.” Early… Read more Beowulf Questions
(Hopefully, I’m posting this to the right location; fingers crossed as technology still seems to be the Grendel to my Beowulf) This is my second time reading Beowulf in an academic setting, but my first time reading the piece since entering college. Due to either the amazing translation or just my overall love for classics… Read more Beowulf – first third; The Sickness Of War and Grendel’s connection with nature
the author bmb1502 did a project on Jane Eyre palm readings. I picked this project to reflect on because I am always interested to read the projects including palm readings as they are a creative choice. It also caught my eye because this writer decided to show how palm readings are read on the hand,… Read more Reflection on “bmb1502″s project!
Dylan Silcox With thought, it’s hard to remember The times that we want. Back when things were right And the only wrongs Were the ones that We made ourselves. It’s taken some time To regain what it’s like To hold onto what we love, To feel the hold of what we know. The faded memory… Read more A Time Long Forgotten
When I started reading this poem by Percy Bysshe, I immediately thought of “The Alchemist” by Pablo Coelho (might have spelled that wrong). The narrator talks about meeting a traveler in the desert and that is exactly what the Shepard did throughout the story until he fell in love and wanted to stay with her.… Read more Ozymandias
For this post, I’ll be reflecting on the Intersectionality talk that Dr. Helms held with Kishonna Gray, an author and scholar whose work is like an ethnography studying gamers, particularly black users. It was an incredibly interesting talk to listen to and was honestly one of the most laid back and intriguing talks I’ve ever… Read more Intersectionality in Gaming
I had a looming question forming when nearing the end of Frankenstein, and that was what if the novel only covered the perspective of the monster throughout the entire story ? would Viktor be seen completely differently than he would be now ? As instead of reading his thoughts on matters, we would only be… Read more Changing the Perspective of Frankenstein.
In addition to this class, I’m currently taking another called Studies in English and we’ve been learning about the basics of looking critically at texts and the messages and meanings accounted with them. There is a certain dynamic of that class that I think goes hand in hand with this one, and that is that… Read more Literary Past And Its Effect On The Present
For a while I believed that Hamlet was actually a victim of a psychotic episode throughout the play, but in some scenes he almost breaks the established character and behaves and interacts with other characters with a level of responsiveness and clarity. In contrast with Ophelia who actually went mad as a result brought on… Read more Was Hamlet Faking His Madness ?