Kristen Barenthaler

Curious adventurer. Crazed reader. Archery fanatic. Librarian in Training. Amateur author.

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Northern Ireland Conflicts
4 months ago
The Northern Ireland Conflicts took place between 1969 and 1994, but their effects are still felt today for many of the people in Northern Ireland. The armed conflicts started over whether Northern Ir...
Growing
4 months ago
He grew up big, tall, and strong Never letting the winds knock him down. As he grew, he learned so much Like how to plant, to cook, to talk. But what he learned most of all, Was how to love all around...
Kubrick: Nihilistic or Hopeful?
4 months ago
In this article, I will argue that director Stanley Kubrick added nihilistic tendencies to many of his movies, whether purposefully or not. Nihilism is a vast subject, but the main premise is having “...
What Makes 'Lost in Translation' a Great American Novel?
4 months ago
As Americans, we seem obsessed with discovering the next Great American Novel, which is simply a fancy way of asking for “any novel that is regarded as having successfully represented an important tim...
What Is the Point of 'The Point?'
4 months ago
A little background, I used to watch The Point every year at Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house in Buffalo, NY. I don’t know why and I don’t remember how the tradition started. But the real twist ...
What Constitutes American Literature?
4 months ago
If you Google search “American literature,” you get results from Mark Twain to Edgar Allan Poe to Ernest Hemingway, but where is the diversity that makes America? Where are the female authors? The Afr...