One Moore Voice: The Maturing Voice of Lorrie Moore’s Characters in Birds of America

From the satirical, biting wit of a “been there, done that,” college co-ed to the death-defeating witticisms of a middle-aged mother, the monologic voice in Lorrie Moore’s fiction hasn’t changed as much as it has matured in the years separating her first book, Self-Help, and her latest, Birds of America. Whether the speaking character is … Read moreOne Moore Voice: The Maturing Voice of Lorrie Moore’s Characters in Birds of America

Price of Freedom: An Analysis of the Motivations of Different Tennessee Williams Characters with Respect to Aristotelian Definitions of Character and the Struggle between Duty and Desire

Tennessee Williams’s paradoxical nature as an individual can be seen at many different points throughout his life. Described as “enigmatic” by both his contemporaries and biographers, the prolific playwright seems to have translated this quality into many of his most celebrated characters (Woo 1). Two classic examples of this contradictory nature are Tom from The … Read morePrice of Freedom: An Analysis of the Motivations of Different Tennessee Williams Characters with Respect to Aristotelian Definitions of Character and the Struggle between Duty and Desire