On my first day as a substitute teacher I was feeling so many emotions all at once. I recently moved back to my hometown so my first job as a substitute teacher was at my alumni elementary school! I was nervous, excited, and I had no idea what to expect. I woke up the morning of my first day exhausted because I couldn't sleep the night before but ready! When I arrived I was greeted by all my old teachers and it was the best and warmest welcoming I could have experienced on my very first day.
Recently, I was watching a video and the narrator of the video was talking about her journey to finding herself and discovering her happiness. She said, "How could I expect anyone to love being with me when I didn't even love being with me. I needed to learn who I was, not as mommy or wife, but as myself." This statement has dramatically echoed in my head, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. Struck by realization, I knew I needed to make some changes.
After deciding to go on a vegetarian diet two years ago, I have answered my fair share of questions and put to rest concerns from strangers who are worried for my health. Becoming and choosing to maintain a vegetarian life style can be challenging for many reasons. However, if you do it right, it can be so worth it!
When you're in high school every teacher, advisor, and mentor preach about the importance of going to college to create a better life for yourself. They swear by it. They advise you strongly to spend thousands of dollars on classes, books, and housing so one day you can graduate and find a job that will pay for all that debt you acquired. I'm here to tell you the truth: they LIED.
Religion and science finally collide to portray two very different and horrific interpretations of the super natural and what it means to be obsessed with the temptation of the unknown. Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, and Matthew Lewis, the author of The Monk, both capture the horror of temptation and the pursuit of uncovering the unknown in their 18th century gothic literature classics. Amongst embarking on a literary exploration in an effort to expose the stakes of gothic literature in present day, this paper will compare and contrast Victor, from Frankenstein, and Ambrosio, from The Monk, to illustrate how gothic literature represents obsession and temptation through the frameworks of science and religion.