Leave Fantasy Alone?

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?

Beowulf Questions

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

Beowulf – first third; The Sickness Of War and Grendel’s connection with nature

(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

Ozymandias

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