I could talk about the themes of Heart Of Darkness, how once we strip away everything that makes people different, all human beings have the same preverbal "heart of darkness" within them that can cause great suffering. I could analyze the title, with "darkness" referencing the idea that Africa was seen as the "dark continent" with … Continue reading Modernism Post: Kurtz’s Painting From Heart of Darkness
In our study of Victorian era authors, the only play that we had the chance to read was The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. However, I noticed in reading the authors' introductions, many of them also engaged in playwriting alongside their more famous works. Oscar Wilde is one example, but Robert Browning, Lord … Continue reading A Way Too Late Post on the Victorian Era: A Quick Look at Victorian Theater
It is interesting to me that Oroonoko or, The Royal Slave was held up by abolitionists on why the slave trade should be outlawed. While at first glance, I believed that it was an attack on slavery, showing through the classic, and often racist, trope of the noble savage that black slaves could be just as human … Continue reading Is The Royal Slave an Attack on Slavery?