Often I think about my favorite childhood character, Matilda. Where is she now? She finished high school at the top of her class. Then she went to Harvard, where she had the most bookish dorm room on campus. There she graduated with three different majors; English, History, and Journalism She got accepted into Harvard Law,… Continue reading Where Matilda is Now
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. I’ve read a Toni Morrison novel before, Song of Solomon, and quite enjoyed it. My feelings towards Recitatif are the same, if even stronger. I loved this story. Recitatif is written in first… Continue reading What I’m Reading as an English Major: Recitatif by Toni Morrison
If you’re a literature nerd, or have sat through any high school English course, then you probably have heard of the two biggest heartthrobs in British lit. They’re both a little moody, really complicated, and VERY wealthy. But if they went head to head, who would come out as the ultimate British male love interest?… Continue reading Mr. Darcy or Mr. Rochester?
“Just when it seemed they might break out of the tedious cycle of unfortunate events in which they found themselves trapped.” “People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.” “The sad truth is the truth is… Continue reading The Beauty of “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
1. “We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep” -Prospero, The Tempest 2. “The houses that he makes last till doomsday” – the Gravedigger, Hamlet 3. “When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face… Continue reading 10 Shakespeare Quotes That Give Me Chills
The other day I saw a Tumblr post about how women are often not given enough credit in the world of science fiction. The misrepresentation of female authors in what we as a society deem “classic literature” has always been something that has both fascinated and angered me. But when you look at literature through a… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Literature: Women and Science Fiction