At the beginning of the semester, in EN 314-H: Law and Literature, we studied Sophocles’ play Antigone (circa 440 B.C.) as our first major text. As a quick plot summary, two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, kill each other in a civil war over the ancient city of Thebes. Then, the newly elected king – their uncle Creon – … More Interrupting a Two Millennia Long Conversation: Sophocles, Aristotle, and Antigone
by Haley Weideman In EN 314, Honors: Law and Literature, our class has had the opportunity to read many pieces about law and how it can affect characters. I have noticed over the course of the semester that there is a lack of female characters in law-focused literature. This realization caused me to throw on … More Strong Women in Sophocles’ Antigone
by Mahi Serekberhan Law and literature have been entwined since antiquity: from Cicero and Aristotle, who discussed law and its application as early as 350 B.C, to Camus and Kafka, who questioned and portrayed its means and end. Today’s writers continue to produce literature that discusses law and its implementation. One might ask why—why is … More Is justice attainable through the legal system?
For my final paper in Honors: Law & Literature, I looked at Constitutional Law cases and the adverse effects they have had on the governing of Indian Reservations. Historically, the Supreme Court tends to be on the right side of history. In 1954, Brown v. Board of Education, the Court ended the legal practice of segregation, reversing … More Effects of The Supreme Court on Indian Reservations
by August Stamp In our Law and Literature class we were given the freedom to pick any text we had read this year and do a research paper on it. I decided to do mine on Albert Camus’ The Stranger, and I chose this text was because Camus gives us Meursault, one of the most complicated … More Social Conformity & Justice
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The end is near! With the Mercy Capstone, we were able to view different films that allowed us to focus on the social justice implications. With that focus, we were able to look at the critical concerns through sharper eyes which enabled us to understand their importance…
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart gives us a story of an old man, the narrator, and three policemen who all float around the inevitable theme of death. The narrator being the person to cause the premeditated murder, the old man being the one who dies, and the three policemen being the ones to investigate […] … More What is Death? What is Sanity? — What is meant to be