The Duty of a Warrior

‘Beowulf’ is a story that dictates how a man and warrior should act when others are faced with a cruel enemy who breaks the codes of Germanic society. Beowulf is the hero of this story and yet logistically he is not one you would expect. Grendell is attacking the Danes in this story at theContinue reading “The Duty of a Warrior”

Renaissance and Reformation Elements Found within ‘Doctor Faustus’

How Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus explores the balance between Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Upon first reading Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, the readers are introduced to a main character who is well-respected and incredibly knowledgeable in many different fields of study. A main theme of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus is that “Faustus is gone. RegardContinue reading “Renaissance and Reformation Elements Found within ‘Doctor Faustus’”

A Loving Yet Just Christ

An LDS Perspective on understanding Sufi Mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi’s Poem, ‘What Jesus Runs Away From’. ‘What Jesus Runs Away From’ is a poem written by a Sufi mystic named Jalal al-Din Rumi. In The Essential Rumi, a book filled with Rumi’s poems and translated by Coleman Barks, I was struck by many of theContinue reading “A Loving Yet Just Christ”

Crusades for Wealth and Power

How the great Christian ‘Holy Wars’ were less like the wars for religion than traditional Western history has painted them as. Traditional history taught that the Crusades were ‘holy’ wars where followers of the Christian God fought against followers of Muhammad’s Allah: that it was a push to take the ‘Holy Land’ for God insteadContinue reading “Crusades for Wealth and Power”

The Importance of Roles

How ‘A Thousand and One Nights’ disregards morals in its focus on citizens fulfilling the roles they are given, all through the exploration of four women in particular. Introduction In this essay, I will start by exploring the stories of the four girls and how they are viewed by the book and King Shahrayar. OnceContinue reading “The Importance of Roles”