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Category: Literary Varieties

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

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

    What becomes of us when we find ourselves in the Heart of Darkness? Not in a place full of darkness visible like Milton’s hell, but in a place where a person is no longer a person. What happens when you, or me, or your best friend and loved one finds themselves isolated from our “modern” […]

  • 👀 Why you must read “Kablooma Red” by Norma Dunning

    Why you must read "Kabloona Red" by Norma Dunning

    🚨 Content warning Sexual violence. Residential schools in Canada. “The woolen armor of little girls” Norma Dunning Aside from being part of the new Canon of literary works, there is another reason why you must read “Kabloona red” by Norma Dunning. “Kablooma Red” is a short story written by author Norma Dunning, and it is […]

  • 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 truth about God

    The truth about God in Paradise Lost

    Don’t you believe in God? Don’t worry, God believes in you. I’m kidding! Relax. God doesn’t exist. Except when he does!

  • 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

    Angels in Paradise Lost are disturbingly human

    Satan and Raphael, divine slaves These two angels have more in common with humans in Paradise Lost than anyone would like to admit. John Milton writes cosmic characters and infuses them with humanity, but the key to understanding Satan and Raphael is to accept that they are not human.  The angels in Paradise Lost are […]

  • 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.