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Sylvia Plath and Confessional Poetry; The Original Angst

Sylvia Plath is a complicated and intense woman, and those attributes are reflected in her art. Even today, it is difficult for one to find a woman who challenges the societal norm by daring to be angry. Plath is not … Continue reading

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Mark 14 and The Great Gatsby; Blood

The Last Supper is one of the most famous scenes of the bible, and therefore it has many connotations. One of those is the way Jesus’ blood is likened to that of Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby. When Jesus … Continue reading

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Infinite Jest and Human Neuroses

David Foster Wallace’s eccentric, satirical, and at times bleak personality is said to shine through in all his work, and Infinite Jest is no exception. Written as a sharp comparison between a halfway house and an elite tennis academy, Wallace … Continue reading

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Sarah Kemble Knight

Sarah Kemble Knight was an important figure in not only 18th century literature, but also in the early stages of feminism. She used sophisticated, intellectual language when writing about her journey from Boston to New York. Though she was petrified … Continue reading

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