Frankenstein Volume 3

The final chapters of Frankenstein further the numerous motifs and themes throughout the novel, while leaving the reader questioning who is at fault, who is the hero, and what each character’s role was. The narrative shifts again, going from Victor to the monster, then back to Victor and Walton for the last volume. Victor is horrified at the prospect of creating a companion for his creature, and hypothesizes them not retreating away from humanity, but interfering with it, and even procreating to create a new race of “monsters”.… Read the rest here

Paper Proposal

Alex Jacobson

Scope: I will be researching education in the 21st century United States, and more specifically the shortage of teachers compared to students, which causes disparities in educational opportunities for students and pay for teachers. DuBois stressed the importance of education leading to opportunity for the African American population, and this is no different today with the entire population, regardless of race. A study conducted in the article “Beyond Money: Public Urban Boarding Schools and the State’s Obligation to make an Adequate Education Attainable” proved that young thinkers living in poverty are as capable of achieving as are those with more income, but they are not given the same opportunities, whether it is due to the exorbitant cost of boarding schools, college or graduate schools, or school supplies.… Read the rest here

Marx in Soho

“Marx in Soho” sought to bring Karl Marx to life in the 21st century. The performance showed how eclectic and misunderstood Karl Marx and his ideas were. He was an advocate for social and economic revolution, and a man who devoted his life to the betterment of his society, not a monster like so many believed, and still believe him to have been. While highlighting the economic and fundamental flaws of capitalism that still exist today, the play gave the audience a glimpse of what Marx’s life may have been like.… Read the rest here