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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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Banned Books Stay, Petition Leaves

Five of the seven board members of the city board declared during a press conference today that they “intend to vote against” a petition, during the board meeting next Monday, presented by the Concerned Parents Association to ban several books-including Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain- from the K-12 public… Continue reading Banned Books Stay, Petition Leaves

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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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100 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

These are a hundred books that I love and that I feel you MUST read (in my opinion). It is a very diverse selection of books. They are also in no particular order.     1. Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained- John Milton This is an epic poem, but it is considered a book often. It is… Continue reading 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

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Wife of Bath’s: Maiden Power

Women are a force to be reckoned with in The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale. Women are always painted as fragile, voiceless, nameless property of men. Fairies are usually the only powerful and independent women in Medieval Literature. But, this does nothing for the reputation of women because they are not technically human women.… Continue reading Wife of Bath’s: Maiden Power

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The Country of the Pointed Firs

In The Country of the Pointed Firs, the narrator learns how to be. By be, I mean how to simply exist. There’s no specific rules or guidelines for how to live, the only thing that matters is that you are existing. This theme of existence is present in each of the women’s stories. Mrs. Todd… Continue reading The Country of the Pointed Firs

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The Fate of the Female

In the novel The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton, there’s a tragic and heart wrenching ending. Lily dies. She consumed too much sleeping medicine, so she died. Whether it was an accident or suicide is a controversial and popular question, but that is not the point. The point is that she died. Like many… Continue reading The Fate of the Female