Nora Ephron & Cioux

Introduction There have not been many direct applications of feminist criticism on the 1989, Nora Ephron film When Harry Met Sally. Many examinations of the movie focus on how enjoyable the movie is or how it reflects the lives of the people who made it. Feminism positively asserts itself in the movie through the career…

The Beetle

Anna Jones ENG 6938 1 Dec. 2009 Final Exam 1) In Robert Marsh’s The Beetle, a company of protagonists struggle against the ideological apparatuses of economic, social, and political relations that begin as their primary situations, but fall prey to the greater danger of the religious apparatus created by the Egyptian cult of the children…

Coffee is Done

Coffee before work . . . and after . . . and during People always snicker when I say I wake up at four twenty, but honest, it’s gives me just enough time to shower, dress, drive, and get to work by five. Five, yes, in the AM, when it’s still dark, when your body…

The Sparkle Lady

Friday Eve of the party, she donns the glitzy silver shoes to click around her room a bit. Yes, she’s ready for tomorrow. No make-up, hair swept back to indicate a fancy up-do, offset by the diamonds she models on her ears. Yes, in reality, they are rhinestones, but she sees diamonds. Her name is…

Truth & Illusion

“I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion” -Tom, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams As an author who uses life experiences as inspiration for his work, Williams writes about the inner goings on of the Wingfield family, revealing their tragedies, their delusions and their dreams. As a caring brother, Williams lived with…

Marxism & Pygmalion

You Are What You Speak a Marxist analysis of rags to riches Language is a key element in the school of Marxism. The story of Pygmalion is a satire that celebrates and satirizes the nuances of speech. Whether or not language can be sold and utilized as a product is the subtext of this play….