Posts Tagged: essay

Colonialism and the Victims: East and West

Throughout the years, students are taught of the conquest of lands and of the conversions of savage people into “improved” religions and civilized mannerisms. Everyone knows “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and how civilization has been formed into the masterpiece that it is today. It is not until higher, adult education and life […]

Looking at Established Classical Romantic Poets

Thomas Hardy, Samual Coleridge and John Keats can all be considered Romantic poets. Hardy may be referred to as a “disillusioned romantic,” but he still writes about romantic subject and delves into the deeper levels of the human psyche – similar to the ways that Coleridge and Keats do. These men ask questions that are […]

Literary Analysis: Seeing the World Through the Same Eyes of Two Different Women

The similarities between Virginia Woolf‘s Mrs. Dalloway and Kate Chopin‘s The Awakening are surprising. Without a doubt, Chopin influenced Woolf’s novel, but The Awakening has not quite received the same attention despite the fact that it too is riddled with suicide, depression, objectification and (especially) the solitude of the main character. Edna’s solitude and capacity […]