Category Archive: American Literature

A Path to Success

By Natasha K Lennon The idea that the highest aspirations and goals of an individual can be achieved from the opportunities present in the United States of America is demonstrated in what we… Continue reading

Independent Woman

By Gabrielle Fearon The “Woman Question” was a controversial nineteenth century debate about the role of women in society, debating the position women held in politics and culture versus their traditional role. This… Continue reading

The Desires of a Woman vs Her Limitations

By Tamoy Tracey “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish!” These are words that former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama uttered as she articulately delivered her… Continue reading

A Study of Huckleberry Finn: Are Self-reliance and Mutual-reliance Mutually Exclusive?

By Micalyia Douglas Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, first published in 1884, has been praised and criticized for varying reasons. This novel has been the center of many debates, one of… Continue reading

Cultural Pipe-Smoking

By Sasha T. Miller One of the things most closely associated with the image of Mark Twain is smoking. Twain lived in an era when tobacco use was far more acceptable than it… Continue reading

An Influential Woman During Unequal Times

By Amily Colon Harriet Beecher Stowe was a woman who had a strong opposing view against slavery, and one of the main topics she focuses on is the woman’s role in the anti-slavery… Continue reading