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About aleciacolwell

English Major at GSU

I was amazed by these chapters. It sounds lame, but I have never thought about what it would be like to see a new environment like Nazneen is emersed in. I’ve never been outside of the United States, and while … Continue reading

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Brick Lane & Sexuality

It almost seems redundant to post on Nazeen’s sexuality, but it was a huge part of the story in the section we read. She not only cannot correctly identify being arroused, but misidentified it as being sick. One of my … Continue reading

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Brick Lane

The adjectives that come to mind after reading chapters 1-6 are bright, vivid and chaotic. The first couple chapters draw you in, and it launches you into wanting to know more. I read way past chapter 6, so I’m going … Continue reading

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Post Colonialism

I found this chapter interesting because I have covered this in other classes before, but never from a literature point of view. The concept of Colonialism being a modern term as well as a historical one is not new to … Continue reading

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Reflection on Macbeth

Finishing Macbeth was different for me this time; typically when I finished it I felt a sense of closure in the past. The story comes to a nice close. But this time, I wanted more. After discussion last week, it … Continue reading

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Macbeth

As I have been reading the play, I have been seeing it with new eyes. I read it in middle school, and again in high school. Each time I read it, I am amazed at how in dept some of … Continue reading

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Chapter 6

Feminism is something to me that has many different interpretations and connotations. When I was growing up, it was a movement that was portrayed to me as “man-hating” and therefore bad. As a result, college has honestly been the place … Continue reading

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Psychoanalysis

This chapter was interesting to me because I had not thought about psychoanalysis from a literary point of view before. The part that got my attention the most is the idea of being careful to not psychoanalyze characters as people. … Continue reading

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The Red Convertable

This story intrigues me. I read it six times. The language and composition of it seems unique to me; the punctuation was interestingas well.┬áIn the first paragraph it is nearly confusing when he is describing himself and his brother: “I … Continue reading

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Deconstruction Response

I think that overall I understood the chapter on deconstruction. It is well laid out where deconstruction comes from and why, it makes sense to me. I see the need for deconstruction and the role that it plays, but I … Continue reading

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Diving into the Wreck Response

After reading through the poem several times, I came to really love the way Adrienne Rich uses punctuation, sentence structure and physical space to facilitate the sound of the poem. The first seven lines are all one sentence, a sentence … Continue reading

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Response to Porphyria’s Lover

This poem is beautiful. I did not understand it at all the first time I read it, and I still have not come to a firm decision on what exactly he is talking about, but nevertheless I think it is … Continue reading

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Response to Sad Steps

Sad Steps was the most intriguing piece for me this week. It starts off feeling a little crass, but in a way that is relatable. The author uses the restroom and on the way back is startled by how bright … Continue reading

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