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Papa, Let's Preach! It's Hemingway Week!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a massive literary crush on Ernest Hemingway. His novels consume me, his life fascinates me, and his gorgeous sentences never cease to melt me into a warm puddle of feelings. 1,050 more words


Em, the Woman Left Behind {a critical analysis of "Earth Abides" by George R. Stewart

The novel Earth Abides by George R. Stewart explores the rebuilding of a small society after a catastrophic event. Afterwards, the rebuild is chronicled through the generations of a family, Ish and his wife, Em. 1,687 more words


The Merchant of Venice (RSC Edition) by William Shakespeare

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: Play

Medium: Paperback

Synopsis: Bassanio has fallen in love.  He fully intends to woo the apple of his eye–Portia, a Venetian heiress–but has no means to get to Italy.   1,103 more words

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Fiction, classics, young adult literature

Medium: Kindle ebook

Synopsis: Marmee is the mother of four young girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy.  Their father is off at war, and they’re making ends meet.   436 more words

Shakespeare, Austen, & Women's Morality

In the case of examining literature, morality cannot be discussed via the oversimplified connotations currently carried with the word. “Morality,” is not only associated with what is good, but should be seen as a series of rules that societies or individuals hold themselves to, even when they are not consciously aware of them. 3,141 more words