Self-Reflection, Responsibility for Own Mistakes, and the Power of Integrity in the The Crucible by Arthur Miller

In Author Miller’s book The Crucible, there are many passages of literature that can teach us valuable life lessons. The characters portrayed in this novel all seem to have their own interpersonal issues, but one character seems to stand out. John Proctor is a troubled character and continues to contribute toward his own downfall. It … Read more

A Self-Reflection on Writing Papers

Looking back on my English class progress overall for the past three years, I have come to conclude that there has been progress. Starting freshman year I felt like I was swimming in shark-infested waters, floundering in a sea of ungraspable concepts like “thesis” or “transitions.” Sophomore year was the hardest time for me, as … Read more

Wuthering Heights – Catherine and Heathcliff

Murray Kempton once admitted, No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting. The human race continually focuses on characters who intentionally harm others and create damaging situations for their own benefit. Despite popular morals, characters who display an utter disregard for the natural order of human life are characters who are often deemed iconic and are thoroughly … Read more

Young Goodman Browns Apocalypse

Most criticism and reflection of Nathaniel Hawthornes Young Goodman Brown centers on a good versus evil theme. Critics also debate interpretations of the main characters consciousness; is Brown awake or dreaming. What is certain is that he lives and dies in pain because his belief in his righteousness isolates him from his community. It is … Read more