In which I come to the defense of Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye. Continue reading “In Defense Of Holden Caulfield”
In which I rant about what Fahrenheit 451 has to say about books as objects. Continue reading “On Fahrenheit 451 and Books as Objects”
In which I (over) analyse the prologue of The Book Thief. Continue reading “The Book Thief Analysis: Prologue”
In which I rant about the final book of Rick Yancey’s 5th Wave trilogy: The Last Star. (There is not a corresponding review this time around.) Continue reading “Rant: The Last Star, Part 1”
In which I analyse what it means to be sane in the context of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984. Continue reading “1984 Part Two: Sanity is Not Statistical”
In which I analyse what it means to be human in the context of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984. Continue reading “1984 Part One: Staying Human is Worth While”
In which we shall discuss such burning questions as whether or not Gatsby was truly great, and what made him “all right” in the end. Continue reading “Character Analysis: Jay Gatsby. Part 2”
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.
This is a literary analysis blog, which isn’t quite the same as a book review blog. And yet, I was about to write a book review, because I needed to have my say. And it still wound up being kind of an analysis, because that’s just what I do.
Disclaimer: Obviously, this will contain some spoilers. (But not really, if you’re familiar with Les Miserables). If you’re worried, skip down to the last heading.