What’s a Good Story Worth?

The following is a comparison of an adaptation of Halmet to one of Twelfth Night. I wrote this at Wittenberg for Dr. Buckman’s Shakespeare class. He loved to take tradition genres and subvert them in ways that challenged the writer. Here the assignment was to,...

Justifying the Ways of God with Humor

I’ve always been a big fan of Jonathan Swift despite frequently disagreeing with him. I wrote this piece for Dr. Incorvati’s English 280 class at Wittenberg. I think it was called “Survey of British English” or something like that. It’s...

The Absence of Art in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

This is a paper I wrote as an undergrad about Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (affiliate link). Looking back, it’s a thoroughly ridiculous paper. Although accepted in the academic genre, it’s impossible to follow unless you’re...

Political Rhetoric Done Right

Almost no one gets political rhetoric right. Candidates spend millions on polling, focus testing, A/B testing, and engaging in every other conceivable way to narrow rhetoric into quantifiable pieces, and yet very rarely does a politician have the ability to...

The Great Nick Carraway

Who doesn’t have a Gatsby paper? My interpretation of The Great Gatsby is not the most conventional view, so you may find this paper about Nick Carraway to actually be a unique take. I wrote this for Dr. Davis’ class at Wittenberg for my undergrad degree....