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Hamlet, Madness, and Misdirections!

As I mentioned in my previous blog post on Hamlet, one of the conventions of the revenge tragedy is for the hero to feign madness. Typically, doing so is the way for the hero to avoid or escape suspicion of … Continue reading

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William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”

Let me start out by saying “A Rose for Emily” is a difficult read! If you found yourself reading through the story a few times and still not quite understanding the plot, don’t worry. Much of this blog post is … Continue reading

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Part Two)

I want to continue discussing Gilman’s “TYW.” This is such a rich and complex piece of literature that it is impossible to cover every aspect of the story I would like to. (We could spend weeks just on this one … Continue reading

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Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Part One)

I first taught “The Yellow Wallpaper” back in 2009 as part of a literature course on isolation. Since then, Gilman’s short story about her narrator’s descent into madness has been one of my favorite pieces of literature to read with … Continue reading

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