Quite often it’s the not so life-threatening confrontation with life that we feel most threatened by. The standard of human fear is thus without definition. Everyone lays claim to a different host of particular sensitivities. We all have them,...
Tzvetan Todorov is a literary critic who developed a theory for defining the structural parameters of "the fantastic," his own take on a literary genre which has little to do with fantasy.
William Wallace's battle cry, "Freedom!" resonates a deep chord in Americans' hearts. Perhaps it is the powerful war-voice of the bagpipes, the poetic thunder of a thousand hooves of Highland-bred horses, the brilliant flag-blue war paint on sweaty...
It takes a lot to win the hand of the daughter of the God of Storm. As poor Onamuji is to discover.
Weary of her brother’s violent rampages, Amaterasu the Shinto Sun Goddess hides herself in a sacred cave. Thus plunging both heaven and earth into a freezing darkness.
In the classic Marlowe play, Dr. Faustus makes a bargain with Mephistopheles: for twenty-four years of unlimited power he trades his soul. Unfortunately, Faustus learns too late that he got the raw end of the deal, but he turns his back on any chance of redemption.
A Marxist and Feminist Analysis of the play "A Doll House" by Henrik Ibsen.
A look at a story drawn from Hindu mythology, concerning the benevolent goddess, Lakshmi, and her encounter with a clever washerwoman.
A Dutch legend: "Near the mounds, in the mists of autumn you'll find them, the White Women, wrapped in their veils of fog."
How does Mary Rowlandson’s work portray women at the time and what was her purpose?
Even after three hundred years, arguments abound as to Milton's true proclivities towards the female gender. Is he a misogynist, a product of his time, or a closet feminist?
Pen names, or pseudonyms, have been used throughout history for various reasons. I use the pseudonym Cydro, although I can't cite a reason for source. Check out these authors that were a lot more successful than I am, and the reason they chose their pen names:
Banished from heaven, Susanoo wanders the province of Izumo. And comes across a grisly tragedy.
Carl Sagan (1934-1996) envisioned a cosmic aim for humanity. Though humanity will not be the final species to go extinct, according to Sagan, the Earth is ours in the meantime.
Great Izanagi did not believe death could keep his beloved consort from him. Or so he thought.
An introduction to Dutch artist and writer Gust van de Wall Perné, his legends of the Veluwe and the area in the Netherlands that inspired his work.