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The Eve of Modern Men and Women

November 17, 2020

The main character of “Eve’s Diary” by Mark Twain, written in 1905, is about the first woman ever brought into existence. When she arrives, she knows she is there to fulfill a specific purpose, and she begins to explore the … Read more

A Tale of Greed Used to Criticize Society in the 1820s

November 16, 2020

  Washington Irving’s short story, “The Devil and Tom Walker” takes place around 1727 a couple miles outside of Boston. The story follows a “miserly fellow,” Tom Walker, and his wife, who live on a poor farm. The Devil meets … Read more

Selfishness: The Root of Emptiness

November 16, 2020

Chris Hewgley Selfishness: The Root of Emptiness The “Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving is a short story about a poor man, Tom Walker, living outside of Boston. Tom is found by the devil and the devil bargains a … Read more

Medical Misogyny in “The Yellow Wallpaper”

November 15, 2020

  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman highlights Jane, a woman struggling with a nervous mental illness. Living with her egotistical physician husband, John, she spends her days disgusted by the yellow wallpaper in her bedroom. As Jane’s mental … Read more