The Great Gatsby nurtures a pessimistic view of the American dream, exposing underlying issues of racism, misogyny, and immobile socioeconomic classes in post World War one American society that have prevented people from reaching their “green light across the bay. James Gatz had every nook and cranny of his life planned out from the very … More The shiny American Dream: the core of The Great Gatsby
He spoke in a thick russian accent, rolling his “r”s and squashing his “O”s like bugs on a windshield wiper, so that “loops” became “lupes”, the “flips” became “fleeps”, and “arabesque” became a mass of tongue rolling and lost syllables. He used to stand there, a leg jutted out, a look of disgust on his … More Blurry Dreams
In the world of TV dramas where characters spin complicated secrets that most likely result in backstabbing fights, The Bold Type is a refreshing respite. Detailing the lives of three friends who all work in a magazine company and the struggles they face in American society , this freeform show successfully captures the essence of … More Let’s be The Bold Type
“Let me tell you guys a story,” said the old man. He spoke with a twinkle in his eyes and a voice that was gruff but laced with the mysterious grains of a thousand experiences. “During the vietnam war, two young men from the air force went on a mission to take down the Thahn … More A Realization of War
As I breathed in the distinct smell of cheap chinese calligraphy ink, I knew that this was like no other classroom that I’ve been in. The woolen pads on the long rectangular tables are stained with dark splashes of ink; The computer monitor was askew and grimy with dust; and there was a line of … More Volunteering in Jinze village Arts and Education center 8/6/2017
I picked up the book on amazon because of the Syfy TV show based on the same franchise that I binge watched last summer. The magicians is a book by Lev Grossman marketed as the adult version of Harry Potter and Narnia. I beg to differ. Unlike the whimsical descriptions and daring adventures in the … More The Magician or The Whiner?
I can still remember that day I decided to give the heartache inducing and sometimes friendship splitting vampire romance series a try. It was fifth grade and I was dead set on never reading a gooey romance book. After all, boys are gross and all they do is run around while flicking gross stuff at … More The Chemist: Please don’t let anyone glitter in the sun