Family

Sometimes, I wish for a family Sometimes, I just want a home but this is what life has for me I think I’m gonna be all alone Sometimes, I wonder why you created me Other times your words make me feel whole I’d fall asleep begging you to stay with me In the morning, I … More Family

A letter to you

I wish I had it in me to let you knowthat all of this is just for show.Don’t believe the things I say’cause I walk between the cracks on the floorto avoid lying while holding the truth. Your arms imprison me. I never want to escape your embrace.Your warmth is comforting. You hold me close, … More A letter to you

In an ideal world

In an ideal world, I’d live alone. Perhaps, I’d share a small home with a few people I choose to know, and we’d live together in the afterglow.   In an ideal world, they’d be no fools, who’d kill over earthly jewels, no men of pride and soulless tools, no vengeance or staggering rules.   … More In an ideal world

Castle of Otranto: Matilda’s Preventable Death

ENG 309: British Literature 1600-1800: Response Horace Walpole’s published the first Gothic novel, “Castle of Otranto,” in 1764. “Castle of Otranto” is a dramatic and dark novel featuring several elements such as heroines, supernatural occurrences, and extreme weather. Most importantly, it reflects the role and treatment of women in the 18th century. The plot of … More Castle of Otranto: Matilda’s Preventable Death

The Politics of Suffering in Oroonoko

ENG 309: British Literature 1600-1800: Response Aphra Behn’s novel, “Oroonoko,” embodies multiple themes, including violence and power, gender roles, and slavery. What stands out to me throughout the novel is the politics of suffering by which characters resist slavery and attempt to achieve freedom by enduring pain. Hence, pain becomes their source of power. It is … More The Politics of Suffering in Oroonoko

John Donne’s Submission to God in “Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God”

ENG 309: British Literature 1600-1800: Response   John Donne’s “Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God” is one of the Holy Sonnets that share common themes, including religion, death, and violence. “Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God” stands out to me because it is a profoundly emotional illustration of humans’ fallible nature, which makes one’s desire … More John Donne’s Submission to God in “Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God”

“Finding Stillness in a Noisy World:” Book Review

Following years of escaping in cities, Jana Richman revisits her hometown, Utah, in a journey that unravels her emotions and childhood wounds. In her 2018 book “Finding Stillness in a Noisy World,” she guides her readers through a transformative and eye-opening journey in which she explores transverse feelings including fear, love, and loss in a … More “Finding Stillness in a Noisy World:” Book Review