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The Wrong Equality?

May 5, 2021

      Kurt Vonnegut dreamed up a world where everyone was equal. After experiencing a post-WWII America involved in constant war and paranoia, he wanted a world full of pacifism and equality (Study.com). However, he also understood the dangers … Continued

What Total Equality Could Lead To

May 5, 2021

“Harrison Bergeron” is a science fiction dystopian short story by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science in October of 1961. The story takes place in 2081 CE in the United States where the government in … Continued

Up for Interpretation

May 5, 2021

Nishad Kosaraju Paul Blom ENGL 105I April 21, 2021 Up for Interpretation “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about a disheveled man with angel-like wings that appears in a couple’s yard. … Continued

The Effect of Gender Oppression on Mental Health

May 4, 2021

  Regarded as one of the most important works of American feminist literature, “The Yellow Wallpaper” follows a woman’s descent into madness, as she falls victim to sexist oppression. Charlotte Perkins Gilman employs symbolism and imagery throughout her portrayal of … Continued

Why Shouldn’t Humans Have Wings?

May 4, 2021

In 1968, famed Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez released short story “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” in the journal Casa de las Américas. The tale follows a couple living in a seaside village who encounters an incoherent winged … Continued

The Veiled Taboos of “Hills Like White Elephants”

May 4, 2021

“Hills Like White Elephants” is a 1927 short story by Ernest Hemingway published in the magazine Transition. The story centers around two Americans in Spain waiting for their train buy beers and have a conversation that quickly turns into an … Continued

“Playing God”: 19th Century Victorian Crisis of Faith

May 4, 2021

In 1843, Nathaniel Hawthorne published the short story, “The Birthmark” in The Pioneer magazine. The story details a journey of a scientist named Alymer who marries an incredibly beautiful woman, except despises the birthmark on her cheek—her one “imperfection”—and becomes … Continued