To Be or Not To Be ‘Persuaded’: A Review of ‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen

Ralph Waldo Emerson said about Jane Austen’s novels that they were ‘’imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English Society, without genius, wit or knowledge of the world.’’ It’s true that her books were set in the traditional Victorian society, but Austen’s study and satire of this very society is genius, and full of wit and…

The Witch Who Turned Men into Pigs: A Review of Circe by Madeline Miller

The readings of Greek Mythology, notably Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, sums up Circe as a ‘’witch who turned men into pigs.’’ She is also famous as Odysseus’s lover. She briefly appears in the Minotaur story, when the pregnant Pasiphae (Circe’s sister) calls upon the exiled Circe to help with the birth of the monster, fathered…