Complex and Brutal is Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

Wow! I did not think when I picked up Wuthering Heights that it would be so brutal. The entire book was filled with unrelenting cruelty and violence, both physical and verbal.  Wuthering Heights would make Jane Austen fans go rushing back to Pride & Prejudice for equilibrium.  Abuse was what literally shaped and reshaped the characters… Continue reading Complex and Brutal is Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

Racism, Disability and the Desire for Perfection: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible takes its readers to the Congo/Zaire with its main characters, Nathan and Orleanna Price and their four daughters, Rachel, Leah, Adah, and Ruth May. The Price's are Southern Baptist missionaries from Georgia, who set out in 1959 to enlighten the Congolese by bringing them Jesus. When they arrive to the little village,… Continue reading Racism, Disability and the Desire for Perfection: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Part II: Simone Weil on School Studies in_Waiting for God_ (The Essays)

In the second half of Simone Weil's, Waiting for God, there are several extensive essays on the love of God. While the first essay on school studies might seem out of place; it is in keeping with her main focus, but approached from the point of view of our love for God, rather than God's… Continue reading Part II: Simone Weil on School Studies in_Waiting for God_ (The Essays)