Category Archives: Books

Rights of Man Revisited

In 1791, Thomas Paine published Rights of Man, a book based off the notion of political revolutions; in it, he characterizes America almost as a utopia – a paradise in which citizens remain free, equal, and unified. Though his book was written over 200...


Zora Neale Hurston and Modern Racism

In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, race is a key factor that shapes protagonist Janie Crawford’s identity. The black community at-large adapts the view formed by whites in slavery that whiteness is desirable. This paradigm acceptance is exhibited in members...


Beowulf and the Social Outcast

All true heroes start with humble beginnings. They are set apart from everyone else because of their drive for change. Few can take a stand against the world, and they work to gain the grand reputation that they never could imagine. In essence, they...