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The Role of Environment on Minority Identity

November 17, 2020

  Transcript: The concept of civilization has almost always involved examples of smaller cultures assimilating to larger cultures not willingly, but forcefully. When there is a large group of people who act as the majority, they typically hold the power … Continued

The Consequences of Conformity

November 17, 2020

    Often regarded as one of the greatest short story authors in history, Anton Chekhov reinforces this title in his work, “The Darling.” He does this not only through a spectacular narrative but also through an implicit commentary on … Continued

The Powerful Nature of Desire – A&P by John Updike

November 17, 2020

  The 1960s were the beginning of what would be a complete upheaval of the “sexual mores” that the moralists of society had established throughout the Baby Boom era. As these sexual norms began to be dismantled, sex began to … Continued

A Flock of Feminists: “The Story of an Hour”

November 17, 2020

  Following the Civil War and the emancipation of slaves, American women were inspired to advocate for their own personal freedoms. Women’s organizations were founded to promote suffrage, employment opportunities, and property rights for women. However, others still argued that … Continued

The South is Wilting | An analysis on A Rose for Emily

November 17, 2020

In 1860 the American South seceded from the Union to preserve their Southern way of life this consequently caused the American Civil War. After years of fighting, the South lost the Civil War and fell into the Reconstruction era lasting … Continued

The Normalization of Violence in “The Lottery”

November 17, 2020

  Within “The Lottery,” there are many different twists and turns that the story takes to lead its readers down a disturbing path. With a title like “The Lottery,” one might think that the characters within this short story are … Continued

The Great Storm Before the Great Depression

November 17, 2020

The Great Storm Before the Great Depression Selfishness, greed, and narcissism. These are the adjectives describing a late 1920s story about a nameless man living in the Florida Keys, who, after a huge storm at sea, takes his small boat … Continued