Monthly Archives for November 2019

The Gloves Are Off: An Interactive Map of the Legation Quarter about the Boxer Rebellion

Did the Boxers deserve a bad rap? No matter how patriotic their intentions, The Boxers were unjustified in starting the Boxer Rebellion and their actions during the war were also morally wrong, for a number of reasons. Firstly, the Boxers’ reasons for beginning the war were misguided. They mistakenly connected the droughts and economic hardship […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Helena’s FB Profile

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Helena is portrayed as a beautiful and jealous young lady who is deeply smitten with Demetrius.   Helena’s beauty is described a few times in the text. One example is this quote from lines 180, when Hermia greets her: “Godspeed, fair Helena!” Here, Hermia is praising Helena’s appearance by describing […]