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The Price for Insurrection

The Price for Insurrection

“Roofy,” the story of Rich Stewart, an art instructor at Indiana University in Bloomington, who moves his family into their dream home only to discover that the neighbors have a strange, vicious dog named Roofy that is a genetically modified rendition of their original pet, a brindle American boxer, reproduced in a perpetual cycle for…

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Notes on How I Became a Writer and Publisher

Notes on How I Became a Writer and Publisher

by Emmanuel Paige I was born on February 18, 1970 in Aberdeen, Washington and I am a writer of fiction and non-fiction. I spent my formative years in a Sawyeresque fashion, fishing and catching frogs on the muddy banks of the Hoquiam river, skateboarding in the Sunset Memorial Park cemetery because the pavement there was…

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Religion in the Media Harry Potter and a Catholic School Controversy

Religion in the Media Harry Potter and a Catholic School Controversy

by Emmanuel Paige LINK: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/us/harry-potter-catholic-church-st-edward-nashville-trnd/index.html SUMMARY: The St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville, Tennessee, is boycotting the Harry Potter series by author J.K. Rowling because they claim there is really magic in the spells. The Catholic Church has always taken magic, spells, demonic possession, and exorcism seriously. A shining example is portrayed in the book…

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A Discourse in Oblivion

A Discourse in Oblivion

I have been inspired by certain authors whom I have read over my lifetime, but the two major influences are, without question, Stephen King and Louis L’Amour. I went on to imitate King for decades and I learned a lot about writing as a result. As for the Western genre and L’Amour, not so much;…

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Structuralism Theory and Ethnic Studies Applied

Structuralism Theory and Ethnic Studies Applied

by Emmanuel Paige Title of chosen passage:  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847) Structuralism was chosen to analyze Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë because it is well suited to examine the literary and fictional elements within the Gothic fiction structure. “A major contribution to the study of structure in literature was made by the intellectual…

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Literary Form and Madness in The Turn of The Screw by Henry James

Literary Form and Madness in The Turn of The Screw by Henry James

Analysis by Emmanuel Paige Literary theory allows for the analysis and review of works through different lenses that take into account aspects of structure, form, culture, race, sex, gender, ethnicity, and language used to convey the human condition in literature. Criticism of literature has been around since ancient times and philosophers like Aristotle have provided…

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Analysis of Marie De France’s “Lanval” via Queer Literary Theory

Analysis of Marie De France’s “Lanval” via Queer Literary Theory

“Lanval” by Marie De France has obvious themes of homosexuality present in the tale. The queer theory lense might analyze this entire tale to be one of how Lanval, a chivalrous knight, might indeed be gay, or at least bisexual; his lover, the fairest maiden of them all, could be a transgender or androgynous male…

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Analysis of “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Analysis of “The Yellow Wallpaper”

by Emmanuel Paige “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is an epistolary short story with a plot centered on a woman who goes insane and records it in her journal. The lead character, who is an unreliable narrator is believed to suffer from hysteria by her husband who is a physician. While in the…

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The Supernatural in Macbeth

The Supernatural in Macbeth

A tragedy by William Shakespeare Analysis by Emmanuel Paige Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare that deals with the supernatural, that of the three strange sisters (witches) and an antihero, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth, who succumb to hubris due to their wholehearted belief in a prophecy spoken by the witches will come…

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Analysis of “The Cask of the Amontillado”

Analysis of “The Cask of the Amontillado”

A classic tale of terror by Edgar Allan Poe Analysis by Emmanuel Paige “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe displays a technique and style employed by a master of the macabre and weird tale. This is one of Poe’s best short stories as it is often anthologized and the subject of study in…

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