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Assignment for 2/3 & 2/4

An opinion is meaningless. Validity does not come from mere existence, it comes from the ability to apply evidence to prove an argument. A man may claim that the sky is purple all day, but if there is no evidence to support his claim he merely comes off as insane. 170 more words


Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" and the Theme of Class Inequality

Edgar Allen Poe is the undisputed master of horror fiction [suck on it, Stephen King].  In his short story, “The Masque of the Red Death,” Poe explores the depth of self-indulgence, health paranoia, and the futility of the affluent members of society attempting to survive a social crisis by gating themselves off from the rest of the suffering masses. 1,379 more words


From Jedi to Sith: The Fall of Anakin Skywalker (a psychoanalytic perspective)

We all know the cusp of this tragic tale; promising Jedi Anakin Skywalker, in his attempt to protect his beloved wife from almost certain death, turns to the dark side and undergoes a shocking transformation into feared Sith Lord, Darth Vader. 1,907 more words


Assignment For 2/1 & 2/2

Literary analysis all begins with a strong thesis; a statement of intent for what will follow with the rest of the paper. Every word in an analysis essay should be linked back to the thesis at the start of the paper. 175 more words


Oscar Wilde's Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Threat of Art

To mention the word controversial in the same sentence with Oscar Wilde is to be repetitive.  And the Irish writer’s The Picture of Dorian Gray… 864 more words


Recap & Welcome

Happy New Year!

For those of you that have been following my writing blog since its onset, thank you! For those of you who have joined my follower count more recently, welcome to my blog! 248 more words

Books That Move Us: Reading Projects Reimagined (Dan Feigelson)

You know how the greats always make it look easy? This is the way I feel whenever I get to listen to Katie Ray or Tom Newkirk — they say something clear and simple and beautiful and even common sense, but it absolutely rocks my world. 778 more words