Close Reading American Literature

A close reading of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

          I’m a Christian English student. While reading a novel called Uncle Tom’s Cabin. A story informing the public on the horrors of slavery. An interesting passage caught my eye. For religious folks or lovers of history reading this blog take a look at this   “O, ye poor crittur!” said… Continue reading A close reading of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Close Reading American Literature

William Apess’s Proving and Passing

http://inhabitat.com/what-is-the-dakota-access-pipeline-project-we-explain/dakota-access-pipeline-construction/: Image Source   Now let me ask you, white man, if it is a disgrace for to eat, drink and sleep with the image of God, or sit, or walk and talk with them? Or have you the folly to think that the white man, being one in fifteen or sixteen, are the only beloved images… Continue reading William Apess’s Proving and Passing

Close Reading American Literature

The Insatiable Interest in Sin

“Well; she’s a blessed angel on earth; and after this one night, I’ll cling to her skirts and follow her to Heaven.” (387) “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a short story that is heavily influenced by Puritan culture and history, especially the Salem Witch Trials. The story deals a lot with the theological… Continue reading The Insatiable Interest in Sin