In looking at possible readings for the 17th century, I stumbled upon a female author by the name of Mary Wollstonecraft. A suggested reading for this course was her work A Vindication of The Rights of Women , which immediately caught my eye. This book was published in 1792, and can be looked at as… Read more A Look at Mary Wollstonecraft
Shakespeare is one of those authors (if not the one author) that I would be nearly impossible to escape in a classroom setting. Everyone I know has heard of him, can name a few works, and had to read one of his works in their high school English class. But I have had the thought… Read more Shakespeare and the Canon
For the very last reflection I wanted to ask some questions that are still lingering for me, I do have my own opinion on them but I am interested if other people have these questions. Should we still read a work even if we know the Author is a terrible person?? This one always tends… Read more Questions
This isn’t my first time talking about Tolkien and likely won’t be my last, I think the reason I talk about him so much is the fact that I was so surprised when I found out who he really was, I watched and read Lord of the Rings but never really caught on to all… Read more The Questions of Race in Beowulf??
“Black Death” Matters: A modern take on Medieval Pandemic”, I thought this was very good article to read especially because on how it compares to the pandemic we are currently going through. I think one of the biggest points that were stated in the article was that racial violence was drastically increased during the Bubonic… Read more The Black Death
For one of the last reflections I wanted to talk about the class in general and all the things I have taken away from the class and also some of the struggles. To start off I really enjoyed this class, it was one of the more difficult classes for this semester but that is mainly… Read more Conclusion
“#ToBeBlack” maybe one of the most powerful things I have watched, it gives you such an insight on what is going on in this world. The best part is they use Shakespeare’s words which were never intended for this but this video is better than any of the books Shakespeare has ever written. I think… Read more #ToBeBlack
This class has made me realize a lot of things about racism in literature, and I am someone who thought I was pretty aware of a lot of racism in the world but I was proved wrong after reading “Orcs, Britons, And The Martial Race Myth, Part 2: They’re Not Human”. In Part one I… Read more Tolkien at it again
I think Bisclavret is a very interesting because it doesn’t necessarily follow the traditional story about werewolves. The part that is much different is that he isn’t portrayed as a bad guy, you almost feel bad for him during the whole story which is much different than traditional stories. I think the story is rather… Read more Bisclavret, the man the myth the legend
First off let’s give an round of appaulse for Margaret Cavendish, she is one of the greats and I love all of the poems that I have read from her. The best part about her is how she incorporates science fiction and philosophy into her poems. I think that might be the reason why I… Read more Cavendish, The Greatest to Ever do it??