The Folly of Daisy

      The Apostle Paul once wisely penned the words, “People who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction” (1st Timothy 6:9). He then continued, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, cravingContinue reading “The Folly of Daisy”

Short Fiction: Hemingway, O’Connor, Salinger, & Cheever

A collection of my personal reactions to: In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway, A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor, Nine Stories by JD Salinger, & The Stories of John Cheever. May 25, 2005 A lot of emotional suffering took place within the first three chapters of “In Our Time.” Between theContinue reading “Short Fiction: Hemingway, O’Connor, Salinger, & Cheever”

What Huckleberry Finn Can Teach America

Mark Twain’s classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has become a controversial issue throughout the American education systems. There is much controversy over whether the novel should be taught in American high schools. Some believe that the novel promotes racial attitudes, while others see it as a good depiction of life in the 1800s. TheContinue reading “What Huckleberry Finn Can Teach America”

The Stories of John Cheever

In the Stories of John Cheever, Cheever introduces his readers into a world of confused, self-conscious, delusional, corrupt, characters trying to live their lives in a New York Suburb known as Shady Hill. The name Shady Hill is an excellent representation of the suburb’s atmosphere; shady, where things lay somewhere between light and dark. NothingContinue reading “The Stories of John Cheever”

Santiago: The Old Man and the Sea

Santiago is an interesting character to dissect. He is an independent fisherman, completely able on his own to fight off sharks, survive on hardly any food, and spend over three days out at sea by himself. Yet he is lonely, very lonely. Normally independent people are fine on their own. Santiago has contradicting characteristics, whichContinue reading “Santiago: The Old Man and the Sea”