New Adventures

I'm teaching a World Literature class right now, and we have read several epics from different ancient cultures. While we greatly overuse the word "epic" in our vocabulary‚Äôs today, the form of the epic speaks of grandeur and magnitude. Of great heroic traits and adventures. Throughout these ancient epics,  our epic heroes go on extreme journeys… Continue reading New Adventures

Faith · Literature

Know the Protagonist

Literary Analysis 101: Know the story's protagonist. Find the protagonist's goal. Discern who/what is standing in the way of the goal, and how/why they are preventing the protagonist's success. Everything else follows those details.(I can see your eyes glazing over. Stick with me; I'm going somewhere with this.) Sometimes, the protagonist is painfully clear. Jane Eyre… Continue reading Know the Protagonist