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How Sausage Party is a Religious Film.

DISCLAIMER: Full of spoilers, so if you have not watched and plan on doing so (it is on Netflix) then stop here. I know I'm probably late to the party, the Sausage Party that is, but I actually found the movie to be quite thought-provoking. From the previews I thought it would just be a fun and… Continue reading How Sausage Party is a Religious Film.

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Get Out: Leaving the Theater with a Numb Body and Jumping Mind.

I finally made it to see Get Out last night, and wow. It was such an amazing movie. It was so deep, chilling, and thought-provoking.  Living in San Francisco, you are always going to be in a theater full of white people, but it was such an interesting experience watching this movie in particular with… Continue reading Get Out: Leaving the Theater with a Numb Body and Jumping Mind.

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The Maternal Embodiment of the Patriarch.

When a mysterious foreigner named Count Dracula sails to England from Transylvania,   Victorian life is flipped, and traditions become flipped along with their lives. Women are not acting like women, and men are not acting like men. The blame is traced back to the impact of Dracula. Dracula quickly becomes a threat to Victorian… Continue reading The Maternal Embodiment of the Patriarch.

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The Patriarchy’s Deadly Fear of the New Woman

In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Victorian life is very contained, conformed, and composed. That is, until some mysterious foreigner known as Dracula comes along. Through the journey and tragedy of the novel, readers paint Dracula as this villain that corrupts a pure and conservative society. However, with a close look at the text and its plethora… Continue reading The Patriarchy’s Deadly Fear of the New Woman

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A Sicilian Romance: The Clues and Cues of Colors

With the rise of the gothic genre in the 1700’s, philosopher Edmund Burke established a theory and analysis on different elements in gothic texts that drive the plot to sublimity. One of his elements he dives into is the use of lightness and darkness and its impact on readers. In literature, writers often play with… Continue reading A Sicilian Romance: The Clues and Cues of Colors

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Color Outside the Lines

They say stay inside of the lines, color inside the lines.   What if that's a secret code to keep colored people inside of the "lines" of the system?   Systemic racism is coloring. ................................................................. And I have colored inside the lines my whole life.   I was taught to in schools, on television shows,… Continue reading Color Outside the Lines

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21 Questions 

1. Would the world be able to function properly if everything in the world was free?   2. Did Kurt Cobain really commit suicide, or was it murder?   3. Is sex an invention, or discovery?     4. What specific factor produced black inferiority?     5. Why are athletes and other stars paid… Continue reading 21 Questions 

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Paradise Lost, Eyes Never Regained.

England was a dystopia in the 1600’s. There was plague slithering around devouring people, malnutrition encircled people’s bellies, unemployment drained families, and famine strangled the people… England was suffering, so losing faith in a higher being was something that spread throughout the towns. People assign a higher being with the responsibility of maintaining their well-being… Continue reading Paradise Lost, Eyes Never Regained.

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Between the World and Me…

An analysis of the "black body" in Ta-Nehisi Coates's autobiography Between the World and Me and Richard Wright's poem Between the World and Me.