This blog went along with my presentation on superstition and Huck Finn.
This one is also from Huck Finn discussing my views on Tom As A Hero. http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JenniferHaun/005795.html
This blog is about the sterotypes in The Devil's Dictionary. http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JenniferHaun/006167.html
This one is about my favorite poem Richard Corey. http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JenniferHaun/006170.html
Since I did my paper on the Yellow Wallpaper, I discussed the issue of the narrator committing suicide.
A well-needed break indeed. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
In this one I interact with Sarah aboiut the John Henry Legend. http://blogs.setonhill.edu/SarahElwood/006072.html
I also give Sarah my opinion on her presentation on The Girl of the Golden West.
I try to give See-Ann a different view on the language used in African-American folktales.http://blogs.setonhill.edu/Se-AnnWilliams/006092.html
I agree with Sara on the Creation story.
Wow! The semester is almost over and I am in desperate need of a break! I never thought I would be able to say that. I think this semester was the most stressful I have ever had...including my first four years at Point Park. All I can say is that I hpe I pass everything so I don't have to go through this torture again. If I do fail I may have to utilize plan B...move south and become a belly dancer. What?! I could make some money! :)
Well since I am writing my paper on this topic I found it interesting that I believe the narrator of this story died and noone else did. The narrator (IF A REAL PERSON) shows signs of Post partum psychosis. as opposed to post partum depression. Couldn't this suicide be a possibility because of her psychosis? "But I am securely fastened now by my well-hidden rope—you don't get me out in the road there!" This quote from the story is what makes me think that she has the rope around her neck. It is not said but implied. "What is the matter?" he cried. "For God's sake, what are you doing! "
"I kept on creeping just the same, but I looked at him over my shoulder.
"I've got out at last," said I, "in spite of you and Jane. And I've pulled off most of the paper, so you can't put me back!"
Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!"
The story ends in this way. Perhaps she died right at the end of the story AFTER John fainted? Or perhaps it was an attempted suicide with the rope and she survived to write the ending. ANY IDEAS?
This peom by Robinson was my favorite. I have never read his woks before or even heard of him for that matter. I think I liked this peom so much because it was such a shock. Then I began to analyze it. Things aren't always what they seem. Everyone perceived him as perfect...and perfectly happy because he was attractive, and wealthy. People envied him. But he was hiding something. Money...popularity...maybe he was looking for something more...love perhaps??? This poem shows us that despite what's on the outside, we are made up of the events that happen in our lives. We are a result of our own perceptions...noone ele's. So we can see this man as perfectly stable and happy...but something....SOMETHING made him commit suicide. It is intriuging because we (the reader) want to know WHY!