Hardly Human

When I started journaling in second grade, it was a kind of breakthrough. I was someone who thought and thought for hours on end, but I didn't see any of those thoughts and feelings as valid. Nothing about me was valid, so I hardly acknowledged myself as human. I was so terrible at articulating my … Continue reading Hardly Human

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Passive female figures in Chekhov’s “The Darling”, “Anyuta”, and “A Gentleman Friend”

Known for his ability to recreate Russian life succinctly through representative anecdotes, Anton Chekhov creates female protagonists who uphold morals and expose flaws of Russian society through silent suffering and endurance. Due to their honesty and innocent malleability, these females are wronged and exploited as marginalized members of society. Olenka, Anyuta, and Vanda, from “The … Continue reading Passive female figures in Chekhov’s “The Darling”, “Anyuta”, and “A Gentleman Friend”

Exam Week(s): The Best Way Out is Through

Just as we were beginning to get used to walking around with plastic baggies and just as we were beginning to consider them as a socially acceptable fashion accessory, they are over. What? Exams? Over? ....Dobby is a free elf! Let's take a moment and reflect on the process. What are exams for? “If the purpose for … Continue reading Exam Week(s): The Best Way Out is Through