The Moral: Representation
Media is inescapable no matter where one tries to hide. Even before the “digital age,” media was still prevalent in every way possible. Literature — storytelling — has been how the human race has communicated for centuries, even when television, online news, and social media were nonexistent.
The Beat Generation
The Cold War had just ended, leaving America in a perennial state of post-war societal conformity. One group of writers and poets, the Beatniks, sought to dissolve this monotony.
Homoeroticism in Plato's 'Symposium'
A time honored classic, Symposium represents almost everything we know about ancient love and can be adapted to the principles of modern day love as well.
Decoding the Great Gatsby
If you are one of the many high schoolers who have been subjected to reading and analyzing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, you might have, like me, found yourself reading certain paragraphs and thinking, “Nick has to be in love with Gatsby, right?” This classic American novel is set in the gleaming neighborhood of