Tomorrow is International Women’s Day; with that in mind, today I’m making it my goal to highlight my favorite characters in popular culture. (This isn’t quite a definitive list for all of pop culture, since I felt it wouldn’t be necessary to mention the mainstays of pop culture heroines. There’s no need to highlight why… Continue reading Daenerys Targaryen and other Feminist Pop Culture Heroines
Throughout human history, from the Bible to The Lion King, storytellers have been fascinated by the idea of brothers (or sisters) murdering one another. The most notable case of this was the story of Cain and Abel from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Found in only the fourth chapter of Genesis, it is the first example of… Continue reading On Fratricide
At certain points throughout the series, I would say “Hey wait, this reminds me of…” and (not surprisingly) it was usually the Star Wars films that it reminded me of. There were moments of Intertextuality.