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The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien: The Fulfillment of Prophecies

on 01. May, 2016

Written by Emmanuelle Dastous Sara for Prof. Rebecca Million Behold! A victory may only come upon a land with the guidance and strength of its people. Yet certain prophecies must be fulfilled for the assurance of a victory. This concept was clearly portrayed in J. R. R. Tolkien’s second installment of Lord of the Rings, […]

A Perilous Quest: The Awakening of True Heroes

on 01. May, 2016

Written by Sewsen Abubeker for Prof. Rebecca Million In several literary works, it is common for authors to abide by the guidelines of the archetypal hero described by Joseph Campbell. Indeed, this is true about J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. However, a particularity that can be observed in Tolkien’s work is the fact that […]

Robinson Crusoe: A Commentary on Man and Commonwealth Society

on 26. Feb, 2015

Written by Bernard Barbara for Prof. Rebecca Million   In the novel Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe demonstrates various journalistic, political, philosophical, and moral traits that, at the time of writing his work, were part of his perspectives — as a journalist and propagandist — on colonial society. He demonstrates the damaging impact of self-interest on […]

The Tale of Peter’s Self-Inflicted Pain

on 25. Feb, 2015

Written by Valeria Cori-Manocchio for Prof. Gina Granter “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter is set in the genteel English countryside and follows the mischievous adventures of Peter, an anthropomorphized rabbit.  This rabbit protagonist resonates with children due to his innocence and adorability.  Nevertheless, Peter Rabbit personifies the non-human, but childish, archetype used […]

Hunger and Gender: Attitudes towards Performativity

on 25. Feb, 2015

Written by Matthew Iakov Liberman for Prof. Kristopher Woofter Hunger and Gender: Attitudes towards Performativity And I eat men like air. —“Lady Lazarus” Poststructuralism has long been concerned with the alluring failure of representation, as succinctly vocalized by Faulkner’s Addie Bundren: “words are no good,” she plainly states; “[they don’t] ever fit even what they […]

Indulging Escapism

on 25. Feb, 2015

Written by Sahib Al-shemeri for Prof.  Bassel Atallah When individuals are stuck in a life of monotony and desperation, then their imaginations begin to wander because they are seeking escape from the daily routine that deprives them of adventure. In most instances, people have a healthy understanding of reality and can function normally. The Wingfield […]

Home Is Where the Ocean Is

on 25. Feb, 2015

Written by Austin Barbosa for Prof. Rebecca Million In Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, the author tells the unfortunate and compelling tale of a very ordinary man living much of his life under extraordinary circumstances. Through the interpretation of the symbolism presented in the novel, this essay will argue that the character of Robinson Crusoe […]

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