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Langston Hughes and The Harlem Renaissance

Renowned individuals often follow their first dreams from their childhood, demonstrating proficiency in a particular field of interest – not Langston Hughes. Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 and passed away on May 22, 1967, and aspired to be … Continue reading

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Crucifixion In Literature

The crucifixion of Jesus is one of the most important motifs that is handled in the Bible. Crucifixion is often related to sacrifice of an individual to protect others from their sins or guilt. Many authors allude to crucifixion to … Continue reading

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Conquering The Giant, One Cunning Idea At A Time.

In many pieces of literature, a main character uses their cunning intelligence to defeat a greater power. Whether it is circumstance, a person, or society’s labels, this character uses their wit and savviness to overcome the challenge. This use of … Continue reading

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Fennyman, An Essential Character

“Cut Off His Nose” scene Shakespeare in Love is a movie tells a part of William Shakespeare’s life. There are many interesting characters making the movie attractive. Fennyman is one of them. Hugh Fenneyman, known as “the money”, finances the … Continue reading

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Home Run in Harlem

         After the first World War in 1919, two major events happened in American history that would set the tone for the future forever. First, the Harlem Renaissance years surfaced, and second, the first ever colored man … Continue reading

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Troy and Jackie Robinson- Similar Talents at Different Times

//players.brightcove.net/2157889318001/default_default/index.html?videoId=4879931290001 Troy and Jackie Robinson- Similar Talents at Different Times Many times during the play Troy mentions that he is more talented than Jackie Robinson, but he was born at the wrong time. Troy insists that if he was born … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is a writer who has impacted the lives and mindsets of many people. Though some believe her raw literature surrounding rape culture, sexism, and racism is controversial, these topics are important to her and are things that she … Continue reading

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Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché is an American poet and human rights activist. Besides her work in El Salvador and her travels in Spain, Forché has also traveled to Beirut and wrote about her experiences there in the book The Angel of History, published … Continue reading

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Doves in Jesus’ Baptism

Since ancient times the dove has been used to identify and represent the divine. In the Bible, the dove represents the divine, encompassing the entities of heaven, the holy spirit, and god. In the story of Jesus’ baptism, it has … Continue reading

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Tests in the Bible and in Literature

The Biblical motif of a test is illuminated in the Bible passage of “The Garden Test” by Genesis. In this passage, Eve is tested on her loyalty to God and her purity and kindness as the serpent tempts her to … Continue reading

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