Essays & Reviews

These are finished. This list will grow.

^ Oedipus the King
//Oedipus the King is a masterful work in which Sophocles depicts a man, well-known in Greek myth, who plows through lies and half-truths to find out the truth about a murder – and the worst possible truth about himself and his life. The infamous Oedipus (as in the complex) has become King, and, with the best of intentions, has unwittingly committed…

^ Night, by Elie Wiesel
//This paper will respond to Elie Wiesel’s Night, The Trial of God, and his memoirs, All Rivers Run to the Sea, probing into why evil is allowed to exist in the world and whether we have the right to blame God for it—or at least whether we have to right to blame Him for not intervening…

^ Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie
// an essay review with a focus on author, style, and historical setting. // a more literary & ‘book’ review in the works, no worries. I tend to do a lot of both, it just so happens that all the ones I’m able to post currently are more the 1st than the 2nd.

^ Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
// an essay review with a focus on style, cultural/geographical setting and influences, read through the eyes of history. // edited version in the works.

^ Vaclav Havel as author, artist, revolutionary, prisoner, and 1st president of the Czech Republic.
// an essay on ‘Art, Culture, and the Autonomous Free Humanity of Man’. // an inspiration to artists, those who want authenticity more than success, grass-roots truth seekers, and those disillusioned with politics.

^ Literature’s Unifying Force with Kafka’s work (both culturally and individually) as an example.
// “Could not then art and literature in a very real way offer succor to the modern world?” ~Aleksandr.Solzhenitzyn // Write Write Write!!!! Literature keeps its own identity and moves in its own ways long after its ‘purpose’ is finished. Write for the ages.

^ Red
// Free-write response to Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

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