Approaching the Past

So I know Halloween is really close, but I'm going to write this post on the Gatsby prompt anyway. Such a surprise I know. It's not that I don't like Halloween; I've just fallen absolutely in love with The Great Gatsby, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's writing in general. Plus, I've been on a literature kick the... Continue Reading →

Kingsman and Crime and Punishment

I'm so excited it's a free post week, as I can finally write out my comparison of the Kingsman movie and Crime and Punishment. I could honestly write a book of an analysis of the movie itself; it's so good. For those of you who have never seen Kingsman: Secret Service, this post probably won't make any... Continue Reading →

Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is brimming with rich symbolism, archetypes, motifs, and all-around gorgeous literary devices. Everything from typically symbolic aspects, like colors and weather, to usually mundane commonplaces, such as cars and clothing, serve to greatly accentuate the multi-dimensional characters and enduring, elevated themes of Gatsby's tale. One such recurring symbol is the... Continue Reading →

Media Diatribe

There are plenty of social subjects in this world to diatribe about, but a particular one that has caught my attention recently is inconsistency in the media. I realize that there is a lot of back-and-forth material about "fake news" and all of that rich controversy, but that isn't exactly what I'm referring to. I'm... Continue Reading →

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