Anatomy of a Scene With a Realistically Strong Character

In which I break down a scene that contains a formula for depicting a character that is both strong and realistic.  Continue reading “Anatomy of a Scene With a Realistically Strong Character”


In Defense Of Holden Caulfield

In which I come to the defense of Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye. Continue reading “In Defense Of Holden Caulfield”

Character Analysis: Jay Gatsby. Part 1

In this post, I will continue my analysis of The Great Gatsby with an analysis of its eponymous character, Jay Gatsby. We will talk about such burning questions as whether or not Gatsby was truly great, and what made him “all right” in the end. Because there is so much to discuss, this will be posted in two parts.

Disclaimer: This post will obviously contain spoilers. If you haven’t done so, read the book (it’s super short, it won’t take you long), then return and we shall discuss.

Page numbers are taken from the 2004 Scribner paperback edition.

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