The Power of Paternity in the Hobbit Trilogy

Some critics give Peter Jackson a bad rap for his trans-cinematic films of J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic novels, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but his intense focus on the relationship between paternity and power in the Hobbit films constitutes a unique focus that lends itself to a fascinating reality of origination that is […]

A New Weeper

Rarely was it ever that before the coming of the incarnate Christ, the depiction of weepers in literature were anyone besides the noble class whose context would be so-worthy of a weeping, most especially a heroic tragedy. The weeping of the less-noble Peter the Apostle thus directly contrasted to the majority of literary works popular […]

On Individuality and Literature

Writing about Gerard Manley Hopkins recently has inspired me to write about the nature of individuality and its relationship to literature in a specific historical context of Victorian England. “Individuality” is a very fascinating reality. It is often juxtaposed that St. Thomas Aquinas argued that the reality is unknowable, while Bl. John Duns Scotus argued […]