A Generation Defined By Hogwarts Houses

Every thirty seconds, someone starts reading a Harry Potter book. With Harry Potter books being published from 1997 to 2007, movies released from 2001 to 2011, and the 2010 opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, millennials lived through a saga that changed the world of literature. What makes the series so immersive is… Continue reading A Generation Defined By Hogwarts Houses

The Motivation of Death

In his commencement address to Stanford University, Steve Jobs discusses his own response in the face of death and its impact on his motivation to live a meaningful life. Jobs argues that “Death is very likely the single best invention of life.” Here, he touches on a claim pertinent to Christian life: in creating death,… Continue reading The Motivation of Death

“Were I the Moor” Part 2

Continued from “Were I the Moor” Part 1 Recognizing the relationship between Othello and Iago as that of a General and Ensign is crucial to understanding their relationship as one of a protagonist and his ego. Although it is Iago who gains control over Othello, the general Othello is the “master” of Iago the ensign. Othello holds a superior position to Iago; hence he should… Continue reading “Were I the Moor” Part 2

“Were I The Moor” Part 1

Iago as a Manifestation of Othello’s Ego Scholars of Othello too often categorize the villain, Iago, as a mere sociopath. While this diagnosis is psychologically valid, it confines Iago to a trope that limits the emblematic potential of his character. Many attempt to get inside Othello’s head in order to see the loyal Iago he… Continue reading “Were I The Moor” Part 1

Quest for Personal Legend

Tim Keller defines an adventure as “there and back again.” In The Hobbit, Bilbo left the Shire on a journey, and in the end returned to the serenity of his Hobbit hole. This is an adventure; one goes on an expedition and then returns home safe and sound. A quest, on the other hand, comes… Continue reading Quest for Personal Legend

American Multicultural Studies

American Multicultural Studies: Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality is an anthology of essays compiled by Sherrow O. Pinder examining different facets of diversity. The essays are separated into six categories: theorizing issues concerning American multicultural studies, race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and education. Many of these essays focus on a combination of these, emphasizing… Continue reading American Multicultural Studies