Literature

Ray Bradbury’s The Veldt and Themes of Technology

In “The Veldt”, Ray Bradbury examines the effects of technology and the resulting dissatisfaction through irony, sentence syntax, and symbolism. Due to a disruption between their family, dissatisfaction is portrayed within the Hadley family with their family bonds and overall happiness. The growing power of technology surrounds the family to …

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Book Review: Jane Eyre

A certain Miss Jane Eyre once said, “‘I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.’” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. With incredible wit, …

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Thus begins one of the most popular novels known to our world, Pride and Prejudice. Creating a perfect tapestry of life in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century, Jane …

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Book Review: The Book of Cthulhu

H.P. Lovecraft brought horror fiction into existence with his tales of eldritch monsters and otherworldly beings. Now, editor Ross E. Lockhart has compiled The Book of Cthulhu, a collection of short stories, as a tribute to the Cthulhu Mythos story cycle first created by Lovecraft himself. The book is an …

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Book Review: Paper Princess

The Paper Princess is a book that no words can describe, written by Erin Watt, a brain child of the two accomplished authors Jen Fredrick and Elle Kennedy . With the roller coaster of emotions in store, be prepared to be ruined by the Royals. Ella Harper is the definition of …

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Bob Dylan: Nobel Laureate for Literature

Bob Dylan is an American songwriter and singer who has sold over a hundred million records with influences from civil rights to philosophy. Now, he has once again been recognized for his five decades of work. In December of 2016, the Nobel Committee awarded him with a Nobel Prize for …

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Book Review: Something Happened

  Something Happened to Bob Slocum. Something Happened (it could’ve been his big brother and Billy Foster’s skinny kid sister, his shriveled mother’s last words, or maybe his mentally handicapped son Derek) to give middle aged Mr. Slocum a crippling apprehension of closed doors, a tendency to steal identity, and …

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The (Mackle)More the Merrier

Hip hop is everywhere.  The underground movement of the 70s, originally revealing itself to the public eye (and ear) with a hip, hop, hippie, the hippie to the bang-bang boogie of “Rapper’s Delight,” has hit about mainstream as mainstream gets.  From Snoop Dogg to the Weeknd, many of the biggest …

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The Mr. Hyde in Us All

“He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change—he seemed to swell—his face became suddenly black …

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Why Reading Fiction is Still Relevant

The debate over fiction and nonfiction is a battle between escapism and reality. Fictional stories immerse readers in vast worlds with intriguing characters, while nonfiction books expand readers’ horizons in the real world. There is an ongoing debate over which is more useful for readers to consume. In our world …

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