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Tragic Hero? THAT is the Question

March 19th, 2014

An essay by Sara Capanna For Prof. Feenstra’s course entitled Drama Tragedy is a genre of theater that has existed for thousands of years. Like the name suggests, happiness is not a prominent feature in these productions. The protagonists of these plays are known as tragic heroes. But what constitutes a tragic hero? In the […]

One for All: A Poetic Proposal

March 12th, 2014

An essay by Joanie Papillon for Prof. Shalon Noble’s course entitled Lyrical Ballads Poetry has continuously evolved and developed since the Classical period. Since then, an enormous variety of styles and genres have appeared in the vast poetry world. The ballad, for instance, was born in the medieval period, around the 13th century. The lyrical […]

Fallen Into Danger

March 8th, 2014

An essay by Veena. N Nagamuthu For Prof. Irene Ogrizek’s English 102 course             “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.” In one sentence, Thomas Gray summarizes the simple truth that takes the narrator of “Wenlock Edge” far too long to realize. Her path to self-discovery is demonstrated through her relationships with […]

The Illusion of Purity

March 8th, 2014

A personal essay by Olivia Auclair For Prof. Jeffrey Gandell’s course entitled Nonfiction Writing   Nine months ago, I became a vegetarian.             It all began on the seventh floor of Dawson College with my teacher, Carl Saucier-Bouffard. We discussed world views towards human interaction with nature, including Christianity, Buddhism, and Darwinism, which are all very […]

The Duality of Science in “Rappaccini’s Daughter” and “The Farm”

March 8th, 2014

An essay by Jason Da Silva Castanheira For Prof. Louise Slater’s course entitled Nature, Humanity, Technology        Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” and Michael Pollan’s “The Farm”, from his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, explore the consequences of science. “Rappaccini’s Daughter” tells the story of a mad scientist who will sacrifice anything for scientific progress, even to […]

Forbidden Love in Ovid’s Metamorphoses: An Analysis of the Pygmalion Myth

March 8th, 2014

An essay by Evangelos Nikitopoulos For Prof. Liana Bellon’s course entitled Introduction to College English             Greek and Roman mythology, with its colorful setting and vivid characters, constitutes a fascinating realm of imagination, mystery and morality that has entertained and educated for millennia. Ovid’s Metamorphoses, written in 1 C.E., is a compilation of some of […]

The Case of Mr. Pelham: Alpha Maleness, a Culture-Bound Syndrome

March 8th, 2014

An essay by Karl-Edouard Pilet For Prof. John Brad. Macdonald’s course entitled Literary Themes                   The deindustrialization of America fostered a deviation from certain values of manliness, such as men having the role of main financial providers of the family, having physical strength and having more importance than women in the workplace. Although men […]

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