On this page you can read and download some samples of my brilliant (or not-so-brilliant) essays and articles. All downloads are in PDF format, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat or a free PDF reader, like Adobe Acrobat Reader or xpdf.

"A New Journey". This essay is a high school valedictory speech given in 1999.

"Absurdity in Waiting for Godot". I wrote this essay about Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot in 1999 for a high school AP English class.

"Dorothea Brooke, Victorian Anti-Heroine". I wrote this short essay for the same class as the essay on Godot. It is about a passage describing a character from the novel Middlemarch by George Eliot.

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