Antionette And England

Antionette grew up hearing about England – the great colonial power full of riches and handsome men. She dreams about it, tries to act more English. “We ate English food now, beef and mutton, pies and puddings. I was glad to be like an English girl but I missed the taste of Christophine’s cooking” (32).… Read more Antionette And England

Resurgam

“Her grave is in Brocklebridge Churchyard: for fifteen years after her death it was only covered by a grassy mound; but now a gray marble tablet marks the spot, inscribed with her name, and the word ‘Resurgam’”   (Bronte, 85). After Helen’s tragic death, Jane notes that her grace is marked only by her name… Read more Resurgam

Female Suffering in The Bride (1985) and Frankenstein

CW: Sexual Assault Female Suffering in The Bride (1985) and Frankenstein In The Bride (1985), Dr. Baron Charles Frankenstein comes from a wealthy family. He is well educated, well dressed, and well spoken. From a young age, Frankenstein had been obsessed with science, specifically reanimating dead bodies. However creating life from death comes with consequences.… Read more Female Suffering in The Bride (1985) and Frankenstein

Human Disposition

“Two days passed in this manner before he was able to speak; and I often feared that his suffering had deprived him of understanding…I never saw a more interesting creature: his eyes have generally an expression of wildness, and even madness; but there are moments when, if any one performs an act of kindness towards… Read more Human Disposition

Out of Control

Ophelia: Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce than with honesty? Hamlet: Ay, truly, for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness. This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love… Read more Out of Control