Upon the arrival at Kurtz’s camp, a sense of intensity is established due to the rhythmic beat of the music. The sound mirrors that of a heartbeat and foreshadows disaster and doom. Willard hadn’t even stepped onto the land, and I already anticipated some cruel, vicious scene. The lack of sound also heightens the terror by putting … More Dead Bodies, Dead Bodies, and More Dead Bodies
In our expedition to Africa, a primitive land filled with savages, the key was strategy. Of course we were (and still are) superior to the natives; however, we lacked the knowledge in obtaining resources, so first impressions were important. Thus, when choosing whether to push our luck or err on the side of caution, we … More Africa…Ancient and in Desperate Need of our Help
Children, Cover Your Eyes Ch. 16: “It’s All About Sex… Twenty-first century America seems to advertise eroticism excessively. As opposed to inhibiting such inappropriateness from entering the mind’s of innocent, young girls and boys, popular culture constantly presents scandal through film, novels, and music. I’ve even realized that as time goes on, younger and younger generations … More Scandal, Eroticism, and More!! Did I Mention I was Referring to Kid Literature?
Lion or Lamb? Lions. What do I naturally associate them with? Well obviously there’s strength, hostility, domination, and a ton of other very extreme terms. Now let’s look at the other end of the spectrum: lambs. I’m not sure about anyone else, but I’ve never envisioned that a lamb would act in an aggressive manner towards … More The Meek Versus the Aggressive
Ch. 3: Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires Vampires No Longer Need to be Bloodsuckers Contrary to most of the teenage (female) population, I’m not an avid fan of vampires. Nothing about immortal bloodsuckers that sparkle in the sunlight appeals to me. The only reason I forced myself into the movie theater to watch Twilight … More Vampires: Immortal or not?
Chapter 4: Now, Where Have I Seen Her Before? Wait! I Just Read That…or Maybe I Didn’t Coming across old friends in literature is akin to a chocoholic taking a break from the deliciousness for a while and then diving right back in. The excitement of revisiting something so familiar and beloved never ends. Strange Case … More Déjà vu…Did Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde Reincarnate into Jack Torrance?