Christianity · Literary Wisdom · Theology

Ultimate Joy in Blindness: Gloucester’s Christian Testimony in King Lear (+ Extras)

Hi everyone! The following piece is a paper I wrote for a literature class at my dream college, where I'll be a freshman this coming fall. Read through till the end to find more extras to help you smile during quarantine! Far more irony than appears on the first read of Shakespeare’s King Lear lies… Continue reading Ultimate Joy in Blindness: Gloucester’s Christian Testimony in King Lear (+ Extras)

Christianity · Guest Posts · Literary Wisdom · Reviews

Guest Post: A Study of Holocaust Literature

Hi everyone! I just noticed that today's guest post is the perfect follow-up to my previous article about cultivating a love of literature in your children during quarantine! Earlier this week, my younger sister wrote a compare/contrast essay about two masterworks of Holocaust literature: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom and Maus by Art Spiegelman. She is an… Continue reading Guest Post: A Study of Holocaust Literature

Current Events · Writing

How To Cultivate a Love of Literature in Quarantine + Extras

Happy Resurrection Day!! Ever since I took Christ's phrase "Let the little children come to Me" seriously, I have come to respect and study children's innocence, wonder, and faith much more, and accordingly I have seen a transformation in my siblings' appreciation and love. Growing up should be both external and to a degree internal… Continue reading How To Cultivate a Love of Literature in Quarantine + Extras

Literary Wisdom

“Is Thy Union Here?”: The Symbolism of the Pearl in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

A pearl, the birthstone of June, is a queer creature when compared to the remainder of what modern society deems “precious stones”. One never imagines a pearl to reflect so brilliantly the light that a ruby reflects so well and so often, nor does one imagine a pearl to be made of a pure and… Continue reading “Is Thy Union Here?”: The Symbolism of the Pearl in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Fiction · Literary Wisdom · Short Story · The Prince of the Black Death

The Prince of the Black Death, Part the Second

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 KJV Every step up, it seemed, reminded him of some dreadful fancy. At one point in the mounting, his mind drifted to when he had first talked with Anne about his… Continue reading The Prince of the Black Death, Part the Second

Fiction · Literary Wisdom · Short Story · The Prince of the Black Death

The Prince of the Black Death, Part the First

"The world of Hamlet is a world where one has lost one's way....I believe that we read Hamlet's speeches with interest chiefly because they describe so well a certain spiritual region through which most of us have passed." C.S. Lewis Due to the Plague so lately fallen upon the People of England, so too doth this rever’d… Continue reading The Prince of the Black Death, Part the First