Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson and the short story Lawns by Mona Simpson are
so much alike yet so different. Each story is a brilliant example of its genre. Both share themes of
loss, identity, boundaries, self-alienation, and mean
In E.L. Doctorows autobiographically inspired work, Worlds Fair, Doctorow
takes his reader back in time, almost fifty years earlier, as he recalls his 1930s childhood.
This recollection of his past beginning with his first memories as a young boy and
At the end of ones life, we are faced with a moment of self-reflection. For some,
this moment is equivalent to a blink of an eye, while others require heavy introspection.
Evaluating ones life is no simple feat. Who are we to determine the level of our
In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, two lovers have their memories of each
other erased after a painful fight. The movie begins with the protagonists, Clementine and
Joel, rediscovering each other, for what seems to them as their first interaction.
A Solo Experience
There has only been one time in my life that I have been truly alone. In most
peoples lives, they are never given an opportunity to be isolated from the rest of the
world. We go through our lives consumed by others and engrossed by the c