Casa Tomada: La Dictadura y La Democracia

Summary: Casa Tomada, a short story written by Julio Cortázar, serves as a metaphor for the way dictatorships take over democracies.  Casa Tomada es sobre dos hermanos de medianas edades quienes viven juntos en su casa ancestral. Una día, seres desconocidos tomaron la casa y los hermanos salieron simplemente sin mucha resistencia. Este cuento está … More Casa Tomada: La Dictadura y La Democracia

Exclusive interview with Ethel Wells: A Walk Down Memory Lane

NOTICE: Ethel Wells is a character from The Underground Railroad. This interview examines her internal thoughts, childhood, and experiences throughout the book. I highly recommend The Underground Railroad. *** Ethel and I were sitting in a spacious room with blank walls. Q: Good morning, Ethel., It’s great to have you with us today. How are … More Exclusive interview with Ethel Wells: A Walk Down Memory Lane

The shiny American Dream: the core of The Great Gatsby

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

The Chemist: Please don’t let anyone glitter in the sun

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