Frankenstein Analysis

Frankenstein Analysis

Prometheus brought fire from the Godly world to the human world and was sentenced to suffer for eternity. Victor Frankenstein, a scientist in 17th century Geneva, himself brings a new technology to the people – a method for immortality. He believes that creating life from the parts of dead men will be a scientific breakthrough …

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Absalom, Absalom! Review

Absalom Absalom Review and Analysis

Stories, legends, mythologies; retellings of tales or recountings of actual events; historical fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, sci-fi… all have their origins in an original and real moment in time. It could be as far back as Biblical history or Gilgamesh, where an actual flood was likely recounted from generation to generation until it appeared as …

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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country Analysis

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country Analysis

Insanity runs rampant through the American Midwest, whether due to boredom, loneliness, alcohol, or the violently cold weather. The characters within this collection move through their normal lives as their minds fall deeper into a barrage of words that rattle both them and the reader. The first four stories each show a different form of …

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In the Mood for Love Analysis

In the Mood for Love Analysis and Review

In 1960s Hong Kong, two new neighbors find that their spouses are cheating on them with each other. These neighbors, Su and Chow, pass each other day after day, noticing one another on rainy nights on their way to get noodles, or seeing each other coming and going in the narrow stairway of their apartment …

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Crito by Plato Analysis

Crito by Plato Analysis

Crito follows the events of Apology where Socrates is sentenced to execution for his crimes. Crito, a friend of Socrates, bribes guards to allow him entrance into Socrates’ cell. He has enough money and knows enough people in high places to help Socrates escape. The catch is that Socrates’ day of execution will come the …

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The Cannibal John Hawkes

The Cannibal John Hawkes Review

A single reading of this novel is not enough to parse it; 195 pages densely packed with more material than most novels three or four times its length. I don’t begin to think I comprehended much, yet I think John Hawkes’ designed this first read to wash over you and hit your subconscious to realize …

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His House Movie Review

His House Movie Review

Bol and Rial, a recently arrived refugee couple from South Sudan, have finally been accepted for probational asylum and are given a home. Their first few days are spent trying to assimilate and they are simply excited to have escaped their war-torn country despite the less-than-standard living conditions they’ve been given. As they become settled, …

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Surfacing Margaret Atwood Review

Surfacing Margaret Atwood Review

An unnamed narrator, her new lover Joe, and a married couple, David and Anna, travel into the Canadian wilderness in search of the narrator’s missing father. They come across his abandoned home and settle down as the narrator moves through nostalgic memories of childhood and unspecific memories of her recently failed marriage. As they move …

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Review of Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 Review

Mia Winters, the wife of Ethan Winters, suddenly goes missing while on a trip. Years later, after being presumed dead, Ethan receives a suspicious message that she needs to be picked up at the Baker Estate, a large house in rural Louisiana. Soon after arriving and after making his way through a suspiciously decrepit and …

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