A brief explanation of the difference between myths, legends, fairy tales, folktales, and fables.
There are two kinds of conceits: Metaphysical Conceit & Petrarchan Conceit. Metaphysical conceit is a conceit What is a conceit? Definition of a conceit?Metaphysical conceit is a kind of conceit, which was invented by...
Buried beneath the stream of consciousness sentence structure in Faulkner's Barn Burning is the story of a boy and the father he both loves and hates.
Read the horrifying truth about the "Yours, Mine & Ours" family from the 1968 and 2005 movies. Book review of Tom North's account of what really happened.
Hermes was the Greek God known for being a trickster, a messenger between realms, a Soul Guide, and very resourceful one. He was the son of Zeus, brother of Apollo, and lover of Aphrodite. The Hermes archetypes is a...
What is a soliloquy? An aside? Monologue and dialogue? How are these four things different and how do they appear in Shakespeare's plays? Find answers here.
Soliloquies in Hamlet ~ what can we learn from Hamlet's soliloquies? Do they help us to understand Hamlet, the character, and 'Hamlet', the play, better? How does Shakespeare show his own talents through the...
An exploration of how the various roles of citizens work in Shakespeare's Henry V. An answer to the ultimate question: "What is my nation?"
An analysis of Harold Pinter's 'The Homecoming' with particular attention to the glass of water scene.
An essay I wrote for my freshman Humanities class on the expression of virtues in Homer's Odyssey and how this compares to today.