Category Archives: Papers

Symbolism in the House of Usher

Before reading the below post, please read “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his description in his writing. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is one of the … Continue reading

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Psychology of the one and only POE

It is suggested that before you read the following post, you read “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Purloined Letter”  Edgar Poe was born to David and Elizabeth Poe in 1809. Tragically, she dies in 1811 when … Continue reading

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City Lovers

Before reading the below post, please read City Lovers by Nadine Gordimer.  Gordimer writes of a couple who meet each other in a honest way. The girl who is never named works at the local grocery store and at first … Continue reading

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Sonny’s Blues

Before reading the below post, please read “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin The narrator of the short story, is Sonny’s brother. In a reflection looking back to a time when Sonny and him had a conversation about what Sonny wanted … Continue reading

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A Worn Path

Before reading the below post, please read “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty Phoenix faces many obstacles on her journey into town. She first meets a dark dog, who she defends herself from, but then falls into a ditch, and … Continue reading

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Cathedral

Before reading the following post, please read Cathedral by Raymond Carver The narrator in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” can physically see, however he chooses not to use his eyes. Instead the narrator deliberately chooses to see with a biased view. This … Continue reading

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The Minister’s Black Veil

Before reading this post, read “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne On the third page a lady church goer and her husband discuss Minister Hooper wearing the black veil. He comments, “But the strangest part of the affair is … Continue reading

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