Book Review: Candide by Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet, known by his pen name Voltaire, was a French writer and philosopher in the Enlightenment period of 1685 – 1815. He often wrote satirical novels and plays that criticized contemporary social institutions and religious intolerance. His signature work Candide, or Optimism, follows the story of a naïve young man that experiences a series… Continue reading Book Review: Candide by Voltaire

Book Review: A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

"Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience." Feminism is always a complicated topic to write about, because I've seen its focal elements vary by the contexts they're applied to. In the West, the third wave of feminism tends to focus a lot on body politics, sexual… Continue reading Book Review: A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte

(Possibly my favourite book... ever written.) "You teach me now how cruel you've been - cruel and false. Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort. You deserve this. You have killed yourself. Yes, you may kiss me, and cry; and wring out… Continue reading Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte