The World as a Disease

What I’ve really come to take away from Quicksand, besides just how deeply our society has ingrained inescapable roles for people, is how infectious our society really is. Over the course of the story a lot of language is used to suggest that the structures we live within are like a disease. It’s a disease…

The Roaring Millennials?

Lately, it seems like the media has been caught up with the lives of millennials.  We’re starting our careers, getting ready to graduate from college or just starting our college careers, but journalists and researchers already have a lot to say about our lifestyles and futures. I was thinking about this as we read The…

Jewett’s Connection to Modern College Life

I would like to direct my post to the topic of what Professor Steele referred to as ‘the natural rhythm of life’ in The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett, and look closer at the narrator’s natural rhythm while at Dunnet Landing. Professor Steele repeatedly described this theme in the novel, and…