! Content warning: physical violence, bullying, profanity, and losing a loved one ! Part 1 I still remember how it felt. Rage boiling inside me and rising to the surface. Every inch of me buzzing and alive, anger pumping my body with adrenaline. It felt as though my insides were on fire. A deep ache… Read more Invisible
The Cruel Irony
In “After Death” by Christina Rossetti, a girl lies dead on a bed and is wrapped in a shroud. A man leans over her, pitying her in death. He says “poor child” after seeing her face, turns away, and cries. And could not hear him; but I heard him say, ‘Poor child, poor child’: and… Read more The Cruel Irony
A Match Made in Heaven?
When our two souls stand up erect and strong, Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher, Until the lengthening wings break into fire In “Sonnets from the Portuguese 22: When our two souls stand up erect and strong” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a very euphoric head-in-the-clouds narrator pours out her fanciful feelings and thoughts… Read more A Match Made in Heaven?
A Depressed Narrator
I am the only being whose doom No tongue would ask, no eye would mourn; From the very beginning, it is clear how the narrator in “I Am the Only Being Whose Doom” feels. These first two lines express feeling invisible in the world. She feels like no one would ask about her or even… Read more A Depressed Narrator
In Response to Madisen
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
!! Content warning: physical violence, vehicular homicide, and profanity !! Brennan Mallory | May 22nd | 5:49 pm I cried on the couch, still clutching the phone. Thana’s words reverberated off the inner walls of my brain and mocked my sorrow. “I never want to look at your pathetic face ever again. You disgust me,”… Read more Wretched
Challenging Enlightenment Principles
Mary Shelley was a daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, a female rights activist during the Enlightenment. Wollstonecraft was a supporter of Enlightenment ideals and principles, and she was also an activist for the education of women and girls. Enlightenment advocates were passionate about freedom and expression of the individual as well as the furthering of scientific… Read more Challenging Enlightenment Principles
Hamlet versus Ophelia: Their Different States of Mind
The ghost of Hamlet’s father appears before Hamlet and tells him that his uncle Claudius murdered his father. Not only that, but Hamlet’s mother married Claudius soon after her husband died. She married the murderer of her own husband, the man who killed Hamlet’s father. Hamlet is overcome by grief, anguish, and horror at what… Read more Hamlet versus Ophelia: Their Different States of Mind
Hiking with a Disability
I have hiked New Hampshire’s White Mountains in all seasons since I was five years old. For years, I have been working on the Grid, the goal being to hike all 48 Four Thousand Footers (the list of the highest mountains in New Hampshire) in every month of the year, a total of 576 summits.… Read more Hiking with a Disability