Category: Literary Varieties

  • La bande dessinée comme outil de vulgarisation “Vivos se los llevaron”

    La bande dessinée comme outil de vulgarisation - Vivos se los llevaron, Buscando a los 43 de Ayotizinapa

    Ce genre de bande dessinée est très similaire aux autres bandes dessinées qui racontent une histoire fictive. Pourtant, ici, les événements sont vrais. Ils sont des faits. On ne parle pas de film documentaire, ni de livres de référence. On parle d’histoires, des histoires vraies, mais des histoires quand même. Pour cette édition, j’ai choisi une BD qui illustre très bien cette idée.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction: Navigating the Possibilities of the Genre

    Mary Shelly author of Frankenstein is now a cyborg. Cover of Exploring the worlds of science fiction.

    Science fiction is a genre that has been long established in literature, it is characterized by its ability to explore the possibilities of science, technology and its effects on human society and the world. Its stories often set in the future or in alternative worlds, in which it uses scientific concepts and technologies as a tool for exploring fundamental questions about the human experience. This is an introduction to the genre of science fiction, an overview, characteristics, themes, types of narratives, the history of the genre, to help you understand how to navigate and engage with science fiction works and authors.

  • The influence of Paradise Lost on Frankenstein

    Bust of Mary Shelley with quotes from "Frankenstein." Cover for The influence of Paradise Lost on Frankenstein.

    “Paradise Lost exerted a major influence on Frankenstein, particularly with regard to themes of creation, fall, and guilt. In both works, the main characters are creatures created by ambitious men who rebel against their creator and must face the consequences of their actions.”

  • The real Heart of Darkness are the friends we made along the way

    Into the heart of darkness

    At a first glance, one might argue that in the Heart of Darkness, we devolve into the worst version of ourselves. And that anyone who finds themselves isolated from the world will succumb to their darkest and most vile and horrifying impulses. After all, that is why we built cities and empires, so that we could live together in society. So that we could live by the rule of law, so that we wouldn’t kill our neighbors whenever a disagreement was brought up. So that we don’t end up like Mr. Kurtz.

  • Le pouvoir de la métamorphoses dans la fiction sur les vies des filles a Montréal

    On va parler de la BD qui s’appelle « le Bain Saint Denis », écrit et illustré par Boum et De l’autre côté on va se concentrer sur une histoire courte qui s’appelle « Victoria » écrit par Marianne Locht.

  • Les histoires cachées à Montréal dans « Mile End » par Mitchell Hellman

    Les histoires cachées à Montréal dans MILE END par Mitchell Hellman

    J’ai commencé a lire la Bande Dessinée « Mile End » Ia semaine avant le premiere juin, la fête national de Déménagement au Quebec, et après avoir réussi ma première expérience de déménager d’un maison à l’autre, la BD à une significance different pour moi aujourd’hui. Pendant que j’attendait mon tour dans la ligne d’attente de U- […]

  • Is “World War Z” really about zombies? (an analysis)

    It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism

    In a nutshell, “World War Z” by Max Brooks presents a zombie apocalypse, embodying the idea that: It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. An idea that is almost stereotypical by this point; Almost, being the key.

  • Angelical Temptations: Unequal companions

    Adam and Eve

    The goal of this essay is to prove that Adam and Eve are not equal because they are tempted in a different way. I have to analyze their hierarchy which encompasses their place in the world as the newest creation in the garden of Eden, and the authority that each possess as well as their pursuit of knowledge which drives their actions and informs their respective trials and temptations.  

  • The Clockwork Universe of Paradise Lost: God, Free Will, and Time

    The truth about God in Paradise Lost

    In “Paradise Lost” upon first glance, God appears tyrannical and prejudiced against humanity. In fact, the first thing God says about humanity is essentially a condemnation of the species. Even worse, the angels seem to be okay with it. However, there is a difference between the idea of God in “Paradise Lost” and the commonly held notion of what God is. I suggest that the poem masterfully explores this difference, causing readers to question their understanding of God as an omnipotent figure. The comic book character of Dr. Manhattan, while not a God, can be useful in understanding the truth of God in Paradise Lost.

  • Eve and Adam’s conflicting portrait of gender

    Eve and Adam's conflicting portrait of gender

    How do you make an analysis of Eve and Adam? Believe me when I tell you that for academics, writers and readers in general, there is no consensus. Nobody can really agree what’s the deal with Eve and Adam. Yes, I’m calling them Eve and Adam. Deal with it. There are just so many lenses […]

  • Satan and Raphael: The Significance of Otherworldly Characters in “Paradise Lost”

    The characters of angels in "Paradise Lost" are disturbingly human.

    This essay explores the significance of the characters Satan and Raphael in John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. The angels in the poem offer a rich and dense cluster of topics, revealing their otherness and limitations while exploring questions about their creation, fall, knowledge, and purpose. Satan and Raphael are disturbingly human, highlighting the uniqueness of Adam and Eve in a universe inhabited by divine and wicked angels.

  • When poetry gets political

    Importance of Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost by John Milton is a 10, 565 lines LONG epic poem and the best thing about it is that it doesn’t rhyme. But how, I hear you asking, how can a poem not rhyme? Isn’t that the whole point of writing poetry? Well, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

  • The life and times of John Milton

    The Life and Times of John Milton

    It has been brought to my attention that you don’t know who John Milton was.

  • Reflections of light

    Cover for close-reading of “Paradise Lost” by John Milton

    Milton writes about God and free will to justify the ways of man to men.