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The Boy Who Lived Forever

Every era of history produces some kind of myth or some kind of cultural hero and it is not unknown for a select number of these to ‘echo.’ In simpler terms they take on a life of their own and get reinterpreted and re-adapted to suit the tastes and needs of each successive era. 1,296 more words

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Book Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As far as classics go, this is one of my favorites. Jane Austin is an amazingly witty writer, and she paints her characters with such detail that you feel as though you know them after a page or two. 68 more words

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7 Thoughts On Go Set A Watchman

1. Makes me feel sick. I subconsciously mirror story characters I feel I can relate to. So if the main character is sick, I start to feel stifled, hot, and claustrophobic. 524 more words

5 Thought-Provoking Themes In Gone With The Wind

1. Why Scarlett?

Honestly, I can’t figure out why Scarlett is the main character of this story. Scarlett represents moral depravity and emptiness. On one hand, I can sympathize – sort of – with Scarlett. 1,201 more words

Pride and Prejudice As Told By Taylor Swift Songs

No one captures the angst of Pride and Prejudice quite like T. Swift does. What follows, then, is a trip through this classic novel by means of some of her greatest songs: 369 more words

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35. 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens

I realized the other day that it has been several years since I read anything by Dickens. As a professed book lover, this slight needs to be remedied immediately. 540 more words

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What I'm Reading as an English Major: Recitatif by Toni Morrison

For ENGL 310, the Intro to Literary Studies class that is required for all English major at my university, we read this short story by Toni Morrison. 239 more words

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