Zapatista Revolution

In his book Bitter Harvest Paul Hart attempts to illustrate the roots of the Zapatista Revolution in nineteenth century Morelos, Mexico. In doing so, he hopes to convince his readers that the conditions that resulted in the emergence of the Zapatistas, though localized, were not limited to Morelos in particular, but were the ultimate result Read more about Zapatista Revolution[…]

Yukio Mishima

I read a novella with a collection of three stories by Yukio Mishima. Thefirst story was called "The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea," the second was called "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion", and the third was "Confessions of a Mask." I would enjoy talking about each of these books individually, however Read more about Yukio Mishima[…]

Youth, by Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad suffered from a sudden visit from reality. Before he went took a trip to the Congo, he thought he was still a youth; he had an adolescent mindset of invincibility. However, in the Congo, Conrad realized, "Hey, I'm old." He became "self-conscious." From then on, Conrad viewed life with an incredible sense of Read more about Youth, by Joseph Conrad[…]

Young Goodman Brown

In my reading of Nathaniel Hawthornes classic "Young Goodman Brown" I was left with the impression that Browns tribulation involved a battle in which both good and evil were present. I feel an appropriate theme for this work would be "faith should be placed in God, not in man." Because one professes to be true Read more about Young Goodman Brown[…]

Young Goodman Brown

Young "GOOD" man Brown Young Goodman Brown is a story that spotlights on a man that has to choose between right and wrong, and good and evil. Towards the end, Goodman's journey from the village through the forest and back again is turned into a self assessment about his own faith, trust, innocence, and experience. Read more about Young Goodman Brown[…]