• Enes Mrkulic Eng 170W- Paper 2. Shutter Island: The Synopsis Boston Harbor Islands: 1954. Two federal marshals, Teddy Daniels and his new partner Chuck Walt are en route to the mental institution, Shutter-Island. Daniels briefly tells Walt that his wife died in a fire, and this holds a deep significance later on in the movie. […]

  • Societal roles are of vast importance in the Turn of the Screw. Marxism puts a heavy emphasis on social and economic status, and how that shapes our consciousness as well as our self of self-worth. Around the time this story takes place, status was everything. The governess was in love with the master, although she […]

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  • “Shutter Island”- Movie of choice under a psychoanalytic lens. Leo’s character is a detective running around this mysterious ‘shutter island’, with the help of his partner. He hopes to solve a crime, and throughout his investigation, he digs within himself, uncovering a hidden truth that is all too much for him to bear, mentally. ‘Axe’ […]

  • During the late 1800’s, when James wrote “The Turn of the Screw”, societal views of men and woman were unlike anything we see today. The expectations were higher for man; the pursuit of knowledge, attaining wealth, building a name for one-self into a respectable gentleman. Women on the other hand, were expected to care for […]

  • Response to question 13: Upon several meetings with the bachelor, the governess falls in love. She is awarded the position of watching over the house, and caring for the children, Miles and Flora. Her desire for the master is only natural, seeing as how he has everything a woman could want. Her position as governess […]

  • Mendoza raises a valid point in referral to the governess’ instability throughout the course of the reading, “The various incidents with apparitions in the novel can be seen as a part of the Governess’ displacements. She could possibly be seeing these ghosts due to her assumed lack of control over the house in Bly, so […]

  • A particularly interesting passage that would demonstrate Foucault’s theory of discipline through Panopticism is on page 74. “His ascendancy was extraordinary. The camps of these people surrounded the place, and the chiefs came every day to see him. They would crawl… Curious, this feeling that came over me that such details would be more tolerable […]

  • Also being a member of group five, along with main blogger Kelly, I really liked how she broke down the passage we were assigned last week. According to Miller, “There is no parasite without its host.” A parasite cannot survive if it has nothing to hold onto. I really liked how Kelly said that she […]

  • I think Terry did a very good job analyzing the questions posed regarding ‘The Heart of Darkness’. From the very beginning, early on as the preface, Africa, at the time, was a secret so to speak . As shown in the reading, “the interior of Africa have been represented by cartographers as a mysterious white […]

  • ‘The Spectacles’ by Edgar Allan Poe puts a comedic twist on the ever-popular phrases “love at first sight”, and “love is blind”. Although two different ideas altogether, they seem to compliment one another very well in the story. Napoleon was indeed blinded, but was it the love that had done it to him, or rather […]

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  • From the very beginning, the story tells you a great deal just based on the title alone. “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” can be absorbed very simply through the reader-response lens. As others have stated, it is a very simple read, one which when read aloud can just give you a very genuine […]

  • Cleanth Brooks essay, “The Formalist Critic”, brings up many valid points. Such as the inability of “form and content” to be split up. The two obviously go hand-in-hand. An author would have to be in a somewhat specific mind-state, filled with any wide range of whichever emotion during the point/time said poem was creatively written. […]

  • Imagery plays an extremely important role in breaking down and understanding Wallace Stevens poem. I agree with both Gordon and Steven stressing such emphasis on the way words are used to bring life to ‘The Snow Man’. Such lines as “To regard the frost and the boughs/Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;” just jump out […]

  • Barack Obama. This photo of President Obama clearly depicts frustration. He could be distraught based on several different factors. The weight on his shoulders stemming from being the president of the United States is something many of us probably don’t fully understand. This photo could be a direct result of the USA’s first ever drop […]