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Colonia vs the Scarlet Letter

Colonia vs the Scarlet Letter

I am a zealous fan of Emma Watson. She not only was Hermione Granger (who just happens to be my childhood idol), but as an adult she has become the living embodiment of all that Hermione represents. For instance, she is a UN Women Global […]

“The Scarlet Letter”

“The Scarlet Letter”

In truth, I started the novel not very enthusiastic. It seemed slow to me. The forbidden couple had already fallen in love and Hester had been found out through an unexpected pregnancy. Her lover remained concealed. It seemed strange to me why Hester wouldn’t turn […]

“The Portrait of a Lady”-Who the heck is Isabel Archer?

“The Portrait of a Lady”-Who the heck is Isabel Archer?

Sorry for the gap in posts. This last week I moved! And now have a wonderful house full of lovely friends. Seven of them being the 4 legged kind. Correction: 6 of them being the four legged kind, as one of them is a 3 […]

“Portrait of a Lady”-Old vs. New

“Portrait of a Lady”-Old vs. New

One of the primary themes of “The Portrait of a Lady” is the comparison of old world vs the new world. There is a constant struggle for which one will win out, and the struggle primarily revolves around our heroine, Isabel Archer. 1. The fight for […]

The Portrait of a Lady-Masterpiece or Disaster?

The Portrait of a Lady-Masterpiece or Disaster?

“The Portrait of a Lady” has been raved about as Henry James’s best work and Isabel Archer as a true heroine. There are things that I really liked about the novel, but there are several aspects that I found incredibly problematic. Readers, be forewarned there […]