Log 5 – James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man A Portrait of the Student as a Chronic Procrastinator Jame Joyce calls his novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and the thing to note is the word “portrait;” a portrait specifically of the artist. It is not a story or a journey necessarily, but an image that captures the essence of this young artist. This is reflected in the use of stream-of-consciousness in general, because the long winding thought threads Joyce takes us on often leave little room for actual plot … Continue reading Analysis: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
It happened. The mascot for my apartment building/dorm is a flamingo, so I felt a little inspired. Continue reading Flambuoyance
throb throb throb–
brain, eyes, heart.
Continue reading Poem: In a Pillow
Next stop: Indulgent-and-cryptic-as-hell City Continue reading Concrete Sky
two versions of “Diluted Depression” inspired by the phrase but completely unrelated to each other.
Time to whip out the burning passion I have for Bubbline(the shipping of Marceline Abadeer and Princess Bubblegum from the cartoon “Adventure Time”). In case you’ve forgotten(it’s been a while since the episode aired) or you don’t know, in the episode “What was Missing,” important things go missing(wow shocker) and in some way or another, Finn, Jake, BMO, PB, and Marceline end up together in front of a door that they can only get through by singing a song of truth. Marceline begins singing, but is cut off when Bubblegum criticizes one of her lyrics, and proceeds to break into … Continue reading “What was Missing” (Adventure Time) Analysis
Art history puns. Continue reading PUNS. ALL OF THEM(well most actually).
I’ve been sitting on this for while. As a high school senior taking advanced english classes, I’ve seen my fair share of Shakespeare and did my … Continue reading ShakesPEAR
An explanation about this series PDF Version with notes Log 8(mini): Victor Pelevin – Buddha’s Little Finger As a sophomore in Honors Humanities, I read The Master and Margarita for a book talk, and it seems that most of it went over my head. I had hoped that my second attempt at Russian literature with absurdist elements, with Victor Pelevin’s Buddha’s Little Finger, would go better, but it doesn’t feel like it has. To put simply, my answer to the question of what this book was trying to convey is essentially “I don’t know.” Given the nature of the book … Continue reading Analysis: “Buddha’s Little Finger” by Victor Pelevin
First log post with explanation of what this train wreck is And it is always a train wreck, though, in my opinion, sometimes a pleasant one–an experience worth going through. Perhaps that is not very true for this early log, but in my defense, it’s rather difficult forcing an analytical comparison between “Arcadia” and “Seagull” through the lense of romanticism at 2 AM in the morning, while having never actually analyzed any play besides Shakespeare before. Here we go! PDF Version The comedy that wasn’t very funny and the play that used the Chekhov’s gun principle more than Chekhov … Continue reading Analysis: Comparison of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” and Anton Chekhov’s “Seagull”