Rivendell: A Historic and Peaceful Getaway!

I enjoyed composing this travel guide in my Selected Authors: J.R.R Tolkien class where we read and discussed the works of J.R.R.Tolkien, the author of many magical writings including The Lord of the Rings series. For this particular assignment, we were to choose one of our professor’s suggestions for a brief writing assignment. I chose to write a travel review on Rivendell, a location mentioned in The Hobbit as well as The Lord of the Rings series.

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The Cost of Happiness: The Utopian Worlds of Omelas and Pleasantville

I completed this analysis for my Media Studies class, where we read text and compared them to films we viewed in class. For this analysis, we were to choose any of the texts and/or films we discussed in class and write an analysis comparing one text and one film on how they are similar. I chose a text we read in class, “The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas,” and a film I have watched outside of class, Pleasantville, which both resemble utopian societies with a price.

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Enthralled: Victorian versus Modern Day

This research paper was composed in my Literary Genres: Vampires class where we studied different texts about vampires. This class was one of my favorite classes at DSU since it was interesting and enjoyable to see how the image of the vampire has changed in literature. The objective of this assignment was to write a research paper on a topic of our choice using some of the texts we read in class as well as outside sources if needed. I chose to compare the female characters Mina Murray from the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker and Bella Swan from Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.

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The Deep, Dark Secrets Behind the Fairy Tale

I wrote this analysis in my Applied Literary Criticism class where we discussed different ways of analyzing text through the different types of literary criticisms. The objective of this assignment was to choose one of the commercials we previously viewed in class and write an analysis on it using one of the literary criticisms. I chose to write about Taylor Swift’s fragrance, “Wonderstruck,” by using deconstructive criticism.

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Four Perspectives of “The Bog Man”

This composition was written in my Applied Literary Criticism class where we discussed different ways of analyzing text through the different forms of criticism. For this particular assignment, we were to use the text, “The Bog Man” by Margaret Atwood and use four types to literary criticism techniques to analyze them. We also had to use a certain number of criticism terms and bold each word in the composition.

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