When looking at the portrayal of demons in paradise lost, I came to my attention that this is very different from the ways they are portrayed in other pieces of media, and even in the Bible itself. Following this line of thought, I decided to use several of the theses from Monster Culture, primarily Theses… Read more Demons and their development over time.
When looking at Milton’s take on Eve from Paradise lost, there are several times he seems to make her seem stupid or less intelligent than Adam. However, this seems like a misconception. He uses phrases such as Her Husband, for I view far round, not nigh,Whose higher intellectual more I shun,And strength, of courage hautie,… Read more Eve isn’t stupid, she is just new.
When looking at paradise lost, it seems like it would be obvious that Satan is portrayed as a hero. This makes sense, the Devil is someone who as described by the Bible itself is, “Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you… Read more No One is the Villain of Their Own Story, Not even Satan.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/19oGKSEH7OK7Aacea9DPT4hA7oZT3RSCWCrk9r2PHahQ/edit Errour’s Home is a dungeon I created for dungeons and dragons 5e. I went into this thinking, what if Spenser was a dnd player. He views his character as perfect, he fights and kills just about everything he runs into, and everyone is out to get him. All in all, Spencer is a murder… Read more Project #2 The Red Cross Knight is a Murder Hobo.
I don’t know why but something about the story of the Red Cross Knight just was very dull. While reading it, it had moments that seemed like they would be awesome. The battle with the snake monster was cool if you described it, but if you read it you would be bored to tears. The… Read more A Rather Anti-climactic Adventure.
While I was reading the first sonnet of the fairy queen, I kept thinking, this is interesting and all, but its too wordy, the action descriptions are too wordy, everything is too pretentious and droll. Seriously, what is the point of the description for all the trees at one point. Along with this, there are… Read more It would be better as a film!
While I was working on my first project, I realized that I was unsure of what angle to look at it in. Firstly, there is the fact that Beowulf is told from the perspective of Beowulf, so we can only see things from the way he wants them to be seen. Along with this, there… Read more Beowulf Diorama: A question of perspective.
As we have been reading the Marie de France I have made quite the discovery. The queens in these stories all seem to be married to kings they do not love. However, this is not the only thing. I have noticed that this is a common trend in many mediums, not only in these stories.… Read more These Queen’s Ain’t Loyal
Could Biscavlret be a retelling of the Biblical story of Samson? When I was reading the poem, I continued to notice striking similarities between the story of Biscavlret and the story of Samson. Firstly, he seems almost to enjoy being a werewolf and enjoy the freedom of being a werewolf. This ties into the idea… Read more Marie De France
The concept of werewolves has existed since nearly the beginning of human culture. It doesn’t even have to be werewolves. Sometimes it is vampires, sometimes it is another animal altogether. Take the lamia for example. Half human/half animal monsters have always terrified people, even to this day. For example, a modern classic horror film that… Read more Lycanthropes: As Ancient as Greece