essays

Some essays that I have written—mostly for school.

General:

Holding the Mirror up to Nature
essay: On The Novel’s Importance (doc)

Poets: Something Beyond Man
essay: On Poet’s as demigods (doc)

Metropolarities: The New Urban Restructuring: L.A. in Tropic of Orange, and Crash
essay: “…Yet, recently, within the last 40 years, there has been a new development taking place–an urban restructuring” (html)

Artificial Intelligence: Human Beings as Determined by Ideology
essay: “In a lot of ways, the game of chess resembles reality” (html)

Mr. Brown / Mr. Smith
essay: “The only two white characters in Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart that are provided names (as opposed to titles) are Mr. Brown and Mr. Smith.” (html)

The Veil of the Soul: Ideology and Speculative Fiction
essay: “In an attempt to define “art,” Edgar Allen Poe described it as the “reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the soul” (html)

Paul’s Epistle to Miriam
essay: “The relationship between Paul Morel and Miriam Leivers in D.H. Lawrence’s novel Sons and Lovers is—to say it mildly—complicated” (html)

D.H. Lawrence, Coal Mining, and the Dehumanization of the Collier
essay: “Humming in the background in several of D.H. Lawrence’s works are the sounds and voices of the coal mining industry.” (html)

On Pamela Thurschwell’s Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking, 1880-1920
essay: “In the introduction to her book, Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking, Pamela Thurschwell mentions an interesting anecdote of Sigmund Freud when he was asked to co-edit a few journals dedicated to the study of occultism” (html)

Slavery by Another Name in Euzhan Palcy’s Sugar Cane Alley
essay: “Euzhan Palcy’s film, Sugar Cane Alley, presents, among many things, a glimpse into the brutal economics of cane production and processing in Martinique in the early 1930’s” (html)

The Art of Transposition: Jane Austen’s Persuasion into Roger Michell’s Persuasion
essay: Although Jane Austen’s novel, Persuasion, is the last of her completed works, it’s not the least in its complexity. (html)

Fyodor Dostoevsky: Hope in Siberia (religious):
essay: This is a short biography of the famed Russian author — focusing on him as a Christian. (html)

Prose:

A Rose For Emily by William Faulkner (full-text)
essay: An Analysis of Miss Emily Grierson (doc)

Poetry:

Death Be Not Proud a poem by John Donne (full-text)
essay: A Critical Analysis of Death Be Not Proud (doc)

Sadie and Maude a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks (full-text)
essay: Sadie and Maud, a Critical Analysis (html)

The After-death: John Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale”
essay: There is a healing quality to John Keats’ poetry that brings the patient closer to death than life. (html)

Louise Gluck’s Firstborn, “Hesitate to Call”
essay: “Like many of the poems in Louise Gluck’s Firstborn, “Hesitate to Call” is a self-reflective poem that poignantly dramatizes the inner contradictions and feelings of the speaker.” (html)

Greek/Roman Drama:

Philoctetes by Sophocles(full-text)
essay: Philoctetes and Utilitarianism (doc)

Electra by Sophocles
essay: Electra, the Unrecognized Central Dilemma (doc)

Medea by Euripides
essay: Medea, the Power of Emotions (doc)

Ion by Euripides
essay: Rape and Abandonment, the two crimes of Ion (doc)

The Iliad by Homer
essay: War or More than War, a Critical Analysis (pdf)

Aeneid
essay: Dido, “The extreme positive influences of Fate in the life of Aeneus, is seen in equal proportion inverted, and balanced, by the portentous fate of the character known as Dido.” (doc)

Research Papers:

Shakespeare in Star Trek
Topic: The role Shakespeare plays in the popular science fiction franchise Star Trek (doc)

Postmodernism in Computers
Topic: Glimpsing tendencies of Postmodernism within computer technology (doc)

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