Perspective Analysis: Conservation Efforts in Endangered Species

“An endangered species is a type of organism that is threatened by extinction” (National Geographic Society). Endangered species are usually caused by habitat loss, presence of unregulated hunting, disease (Encyclopedia Britannica), and/or loss of genetic variation (National Geographic Society). Most of these causes can be traced down to human activities. “Conflicts between human activities and …

Academic Analysis: John Green’s Commencement Address at Butler University 2013

John Green emerged in the public’s eye as a famed American author and YouTuber who produced insightful vlogs and books that are appealable to the common reader. He hails from Illinois, and graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts. Green was invited to deliver a commencement address at Butler University to …

Our Hero Bartleby

After finishing Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story Of Wall-street, I feel that some part of me can truly relate to the main character of Bartleby, and his passive aggressive unwillingness to participate in society. In the story's first paragraph, Herman Melville tells us that he is a lawyer and employs three, eventually four, scriveners: Turkey, …

The Yellow Glass Ceiling

One of my personal favorites of literary instruments is symbolism, because I think it gives a story depth and a connection beyond the mere pages. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, it is almost a given that this story has infinite meaning past an insane woman and her peculiar wallpaper. While the women in …

Love vs. Freedom

Throughout the last few chapters of Chopin’s The Awakening, I have noticed that Edna has placed her children to a new priority than in the beginning. In the start of the novel, Edna is displayed as almost an irresponsible mother who loves her children conditionally, and enjoys times when they are not by her side. …