Why do we classify and categorize things and why has this practice seeped into the way we present our characters in certain types of stories? It all comes back to how we’re wired.
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You know how technologies in Sci-Fi stories sometimes eventually become reality? It’s a really neat thing when it happens and people don’t often realize that it was… Read more “Harry Potter and the History of Moving Pictures”
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Every now and again a new literary genre comes forth. It is typically an amalgamation of other genres. Or at least, you can find traces of other… Read more “Evaluating Genre: How the Gothic Genre Influences Teen Lit”