A Classical Hero in the Modern World: A Reading of Macbeth

The standard reading of Macbeth is that it is a tribute to King James I, Shakespeare's patron. As a relatively new king to the throne of England, James was fascinated with two chief themes found in Macbeth: witchcraft and regicide. James was a prolific writer and he wrote a book on the subject of witchcraft … Continue reading A Classical Hero in the Modern World: A Reading of Macbeth

The Meaning of Innocence in To Kill A Mockingbird

"'...before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience'" (105). I have always loved To Kill A Mockingbird. It is a gentle and compassionate novel confronting a difficult subject matter -the issue of racism in America. As I … Continue reading The Meaning of Innocence in To Kill A Mockingbird