Reflection Jane Eyre inherently invokes discussions of feminism – being one of the first widely popular books being told from the point of view from a female character. I decided to do an audiobook narration of the first chapter, but with a twist. I, as a male, recorded the inner monologues, while one of… Read more Jane Eyre audiobook narration 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
With every stitch, every time the needle pokes into one piece of rotting flesh and out the other, I grow ever closer to God himself. The hours spent combining each nerve, setting into place every bone, ever strand of muscle fiber, making sure the connection between sutures was as perfect as possible allowed for me… Read more Frankenstien’s Kryptonite
Kill your darlings? Kill your darlings. One of the most common pieces of writing advice – when you love a character – you need to let them go. Put them through horrible, traumatic events for the sake of character growth and storytelling. But is this the only way to tell stories? Why should we put… Read more Two questions – Jane Eyre – Representation and Trauma
Does no one truly hate themselves like Hamlet? “To be or not to be, that is the question” – One of the most recognizable Shakespeare quotes is often interpreted as questioning existence and purpose itself. The quintessential examination of judging whether or not something is sentient is the ability of said thing to question its… Read more Two questions – Hamlet – Existential and Jokes
What are Victor’s true motivations? Something that’s very commonly brought up when discussing Frankenstien: what was Victor’s true motivation for creating The Monster? While he explains it to the audience that he wants to prove that this scientific achievement is something that can be done, it’s important to analyze what kind of person Victor is.… Read more Frankenstein – Two Questions – The Nature of Discovery
During an early class discussion for Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, we discussed how due to the nature of Frankenstein’s Monster’s creation, it’s unclear whether further support from Victor would have lead to the monster becoming more kind, instead of a creature who freely kills who he deems is expendable, or, would make the greatest impact on… Read more What makes us, us? – Frankenstein Discussion Reflection