Quill & Scroll | Review Writing
WUTHERING HEIGHTS: ANALYSIS
Emily Brontë’s singular novel, Wuthering Heights, discusses the complex denizens of Wuthering Heights and the passion, love, and cycles of revenge they share. This novel was originally published in 1847 under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell, so Brontë could avoid publicity and have a chance at fair reception, in a time where female authors were not taken as seriously. Wuthering Heights portrays an array of intense human emotions along with elements of disease, death, and even the supernatural, making it a genre-defining novel…
Tristen Ragsdale | 12th Grade
Great Expectations was written in 1860 by Charles Dickens. It has moved readers for years by showing different issues in Victorian London during the mid-19th century. Dickens expertly addresses topics such as growing up, poverty, crime, and romance. The use of various characters helps move the plot and convey dramatic and comedic elements that have touched reader’s hearts for centuries. This coming-of-age novel tackles social issues of that time which has greatly impacted the history…
Emma Fellure | 12th Grade
WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER
Quill and Scroll Review Writing
The summer of 2023 marked the return of the film industry after the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the shutdown in 2020, many people lost interest in attending movie theatres, which was added to by the fact that not many big movies were being marketed. The summer of 2023 changed that. The return of the Mission Impossible franchise, the infamous “Barbenheimer” event, and even Haunted Mansion drew huge crowds to theatres around the world. One movie, however, managed to fly mostly under the radar of a regular movie-goer. Asteroid City was released on June 15, 2023. The film made nearly double its budget at the box office, but $50 million…
Avery East | 12th Grade
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless”(Wilde,1). These were the last two sentences of the preface of the Picture of Dorian Gray. This statement wants to question your beliefs that art does not make you feel any emotion, that you are only supposed to admire it or it is useless and shouldn’t exist, which dives into the very essence of this book. The Picture of Dorian Gray, written by Oscar Wilde and released in July 1890, was one of the most groundbreaking novels of its day. This work explores issues such as superficial beauty, the corruption of innocence, and harmful…
Adriel Comissiong | 12th Grade
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