As an ambitious, often exhaustingly so, and anxious seventeen-year-old girl, literature has, unfortunately, become less of a regular character in the routine of my life. I am immersed in literary analysis in English class, of course, and I adore it, but reading solely for pleasure is something entirely different. I have found myself desperate to revert to the girl I used to be, consuming a … Continue reading Liter-share-y: Vol 1.
A sonnet by Peter Stern Listen, and soft waves of glass tear pink flesh, A diluted garland wishes to fly, She holds idle as pain’d salty tears thresh, They fill her ears: spirits ask her to die. A maiden travels down a screaming brook, Her crack’d palms reach for a blue salvation, Of our hearts, sin ‘twas the only shard she took, Must we … Continue reading Treading Water
An essay by Peter Stern Women are just as capable as men. Why is this statement controversial? Today, in 2015, women still only earn 78 cents to every dollar a man makes, promoting the view that women are far less superior. Such themes can be examined in Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Mary Shelley was an English novelist who lived in the 19th century. She … Continue reading How One Woman’s Corpse Altered The Gender Hierarchy In Frankenstein