Tag Archive: Humor

The Strange Silent Film of Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde


Everyone knows the classic Gothic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson. However, those who do not dabble in the silent films of the early 1900’s will… Continue reading

Goblin Market Meme


I created this meme because one of the main themes throughout Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti was dissatisfaction. Once a girl has tasted the fruit offered by the Goblins, they can no longer hear… Continue reading

The Lady’s Dressing Room MEME


This meme represents Strephon’s lack of knowledge toward women. In Jonathon Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room”, Strephon goes into Celia’s dressing room and finds out how filthy and stinky her chamber is. He… Continue reading



I imagine the expressions of Fred’s party guests to look something like this at seeing Scrooge at the Christmas gathering; and not only that, the once embittered old man looks happy to be… Continue reading

People as a Commodity in “A Modest Proposal”


“A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift is often regarded as one of the most powerful political essays in literature, and yet, not one word of the piece was written as explicit political advice.… Continue reading

A Swiftly Indecent Proposal


Every person with any cultural capital at all knows or has heard of great comedy satire/parody shows like The Colbert Report and Saturday Night Live, and those people most likely don’t think about… Continue reading

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