A College Town’s Worst Nightmare

The messages of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a college student’s worst nightmare, which makes it all the more necessary that college students read and understand it’s arguments. Some may write it off as another dystopian novel, but Margaret Atwood crafted this novel based on the current socio-political arguments made in the 1980s.   Topics such... Continue Reading →


Breathing Life into a Character

There are plenty of skeptics out there (mainly those who don’t pick up books, because it simply isn’t worth their time) who seem to believe that Characters cannot be seen as real people. But what makes a character in the first place? Is it simply the physical appearance of a human? Yeah, no that’s not... Continue Reading →

What Makes Racism and Not Equality

This is a post about the work "Letter to my Son" by Ta-Nehisi Coates and it's relation to the book "Native Son" by Richard Wright. Overall thoughts: I think Ta-Nehisi Coates goes into great debts about what it meant to him growing up in a black community and how that was completely different from what... Continue Reading →

Dystopian Novels: Divergent by Veronica Roth

  Entry 1: Describe a novel, TV show, video game, or movie that fits into the categories Post Apocalyptic and/or Dystopian There are a lot of contemporary novels out there that fit into the dystopian genre, however my favorite would be Divergent by Veronica Roth. Divergent explores a society based upon categorizing people into different... Continue Reading →

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