All posts by Elisjoe Ramirez


After thinking whether the story of Frankenstein is monstrous or not. It super monstrous and unrighteous. The way his is judged because of skin color and appearance is wrong. It represents our society how we literally create barriers because of color LIKE WHAT that doesnt even make sense it’s plain stupid. Frankenstein is labeled as creation that should have never been made almost exactly how colored people were viewed years ago its truly disgusting and sad.

Good vs. Evil

Throughout the play “Mine Eyes Have Seen” as an audience your exposed to so much traumatizing events. The lynching of Chris’s father and not being offered justice. That easily influences the audience to anger, mad at how another human being can be morally wrong and held with any consequences. This is why the bible states

ISAIAH 1:17 Learn to do good;

Seek justice,

Reprove the ruthless,

Defend the orphan,

Plead for the widow.

Humanity must learn to reprove these injustice and reprove what is done ruthlessly.

This play doesn’t teach virtue or piety, what it does do is it shows the he lowest strata of human behavior. Killing a man is terrible because you kill his descendant and his kids. But i would agree that its necessary to have pieces of art like this because if the unrighteous isn’t exposed to us, how we know to what to stay away from.

Final Reflection

Fall 2022 semester, a semester for the ages that I will never forget. After taking almost a two-year break dating back to Spring semester 2021. Coming into this semester I honestly had no idea what to expect, but it went better than expected. In day-to-day life this class helped manage my time so much better. The deadline leniency helped me manage my tight schedule. Never did I ever have so much on plate, while attending school looking back everything turned out alright. Thanks to Jesus Christ of course the only reason, I’ve made it this far. 100% made a lot of progress with my writing style, I used to hate writing, but this classed pushed me more towards enjoying it. What’s difficult for me is more putting my thoughts into words. For example, my research paper in the first couple hours into beginning I knew exactly what I wanted to write. Two things delayed me the tiresome research for evidence and putting all my ideas into sentences. Honestly, it difficult for me to see my writing style being that I’m accustomed to it. I feel it’s easier for an audience to observe and explain it to me. Something I look forward for Professor Perry to do.
            My research paper, Respect Wolf’s Bane Terrain. I’m super proud YES it gave me so much headaches, but it turned out pretty good. Lots of headaches because I wanted to finish in one night. But I accepted my fate, I CANNOT finish an essay in one night just not my skill. I’ve always struggled writing an essay quickly, because I care and overthink everything. This is why I’m completely against the NYS state test. The test honestly doesn’t determine your true educational level not everyone can write an essay in 3 hours. FOR Elisjoe he needs a good 2-3 weeks to fully dedicate his time. Back to the point, Respect Wolf’s Bane Terrain I love because through the making of it I learned so much. I saw aspects of Isamu I didn’t discover when I first read the story. I can say I was in the zone, but more towards the end. Starting off the essay I struggled and finding evidence tired me out and had me imagining myself throwing tantrums. Yes, imagining because, then it means I have no self-control.
            The biggest challenge were the modules where drama and plays were covered. Don’t mean to be a vibe-killer but drama just isn’t my preference. Prometheus Bound had me confused, I was like what are these people speaking about lol. The accent and the moral behind the story just didn’t add up for me. My least favorite topic this class. The time management is a concept I’m stilling learning, going to next semester I’m toward getting my assignments done weeks before the deadline. That’s my goal.
            Overall, Professor Perry was a class act professor. I remember before the semester researching each professor on Rate My Professor lol, the comments shared sold me on her. I just told myself YES! This my type of class. They weren’t lying when they said a lot of writing but overall, my favorite professor. Catch me on Rate my professor I’ll be leaving 5-star review.

The Marriage Proposal

In the beginning of Chekhov’s play the main character Yvonne displays severe anxiety leading up to asking Natasha’s father for his blessing on proposing to Natasha. He begins to question his motive for proposing to Natasha. He states, “You just keep thinking about it and you argue back and forth and talk a lot and wait for the ideal woman to offer true love and you’ll never get married, awfully cold in here.” This shows that Yvonne is not sure if he really wants to propose to her, and also that he is only proposing because he feels he has no other option. As the movie went on, the couple discovered they had many differences, however because they both had the desire to be married, they both agreed to marry each other.

            I believe the marriage proposal is a mixture of outdated commentary but also still used today. Many couples want an extravagant marriage proposal or are desperate to get married because that is what is expected of them, while others are comfortable with just living with their partner and continuing to be together without getting married. It is not a requirement to have a large engagement, there have been many proposals that are just the couple. Some engagements are just immediate family members. Today’s society prioritizes their social media appearance; however many also prioritize their privacy and intimate moments. For example, Ariana Grande got married in the comfort of her own home, however no one knew until she displayed it on social media. Society has become more accepting of being with your partner for long periods of time, as well as being an unmarried adult and not being shamed for it.

Yes that me


 Effects of Colonization on Identity

Victor this character, throughout the story THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS
ARIZONA we can see how colonization negatively affects Victor and his relationships. One key example that i noticed is his interaction with Cathy the gymnast.

Cathy the gymnast smiled and waved


“She was really nice,

” Thomas said.

“Yeah, but everybody talks to everybody on airplanes,

Victor said. “It’s too bad we can’t always be that way.”

“You always used to tell me I think too much,

” Thomas

said. “Now it sounds like you do.”

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Sherman Alexie

Here we are exposed to Victor’s mindset towards the outside world. We can see how he truly expects Americans to be unfriendly or judgmental of their lifestyle or way of being. This honestly eye-opening. We can come to the conclusion that Victor looked at himself as inferior to Cathy and was fearful to ever open up to interacting with americans. Maybe his surroundings painted Americans as enemies. We will never know but it’s a question that clears many uncertainties.


Feminism in Ichiyo

In The Thirteenth Night, Oseki plays a major role as a women character demonstrating the place women held during the historical era when The Thirteenth Night was published. The character Oseki, based on my own understanding represents how socially unequal women were during this period of time. Women were not given the same opportunity men were given, so how can the society ever see the potential that women carry. Women during this time were placed in a box that limited their ability to reach maximum potential. Women’s destiny and desire were basically given and placed over them. The freedom to choose your career and pursue with fervor and intensity simply wasn’t an option. The power possessed by woman truly can described as a vulnerable newborn who has the inability to feed himself. During this time period women were held to the same standards they couldn’t make their own decisions. Influenced to seek a man with power and money to climb up the ladder of social classes. Man, what a terrible way to live life seeking love because of status. But times have changed According to Forbes magazine “In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women have risen but women’s have risen faster.” We now as a society can see how much women offer to our society; we as humans have been created to complement each other not to be superior to each other. Yet he/she who is superior is he or she that recognizes that can place their personal desire aside and serve others. The trait of serving has completely diminished in our society applying to both genders, we live in a society that is lovers of themselves. Only if our selflessness was to increase a tad bit feminism and racism wouldn’t even be an issue. We must look beyond these socially issues and look a bit beyond the line of social inequality.

11 The greatest among you must be a servant. 12 But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Matthew 23:11-12

Marxism in 13th Night

Elisjoe Ramirez

Throughout the development of the story as readers we begin to see the significant impact Oseki’s socioeconomic status affects her relationships. It would be accurate to say this effective is negative, but again technically this is my opinion. Now I promise my primary focus from now on is to demonstrate how it primarily affected her in a negative manner. When it comes to the relationship Ozeki has with her husband we clearly see how she is used as a punching bag receiving emotional hits from Isamu. What really stood out to me, how insecure she is. We can see how she avoids expressing her true emotions to her own husband. Due to how her husband makes her feel less than because she’s uneducated. In my opinion this fuels Oseki to keep quiet with more reason because she is unequipped to even speak up. It’s an extreme challenge to stand up against someone that psychologically you feel inferior to. When compare it to slavery one of the main reasons slaves stood slaves so long was because they were restricted an education. Knowledge is power, and influences in your understanding who you are as a person. In my opinion, when Oseki meets up with Roku I believes she learns that there are many people struggling go through tough situations and she isn’t the only suffering such circumstances. She reached out to her parents, and they didn’t give her the answer she was looking for. Her parents never have been exposed to such a circumstance like Ozeki was exposed to, therefore making it difficult for them to rightfully guide and instruct her. Through the lens of a Marxist Ozeki’s meeting with Roku, was very significant because it the demonstrated the perfect example of embracing each other as people and not by social class. Oseki didn’t look down on Roku rather she embraced him and longed to see him heal and get up from his unfortunate situation.

 The “REDEEMERS” Demeanor – to parenting


This topic specifically is honestly very interesting. When I sit and think the first answer that comes to head is yes, we should keep TEASING kids because of their innocent mindset. But why an instant yes, what causes me to believe that.  Suddenly, what disrupts that mindset is the thoughts on how negative LYING, AND TEASING can be on children. To my experience from a very young age, I was super gullible. Most of the things that very told I believed without question. This has caused me to conclude that is the original design for humanity. We aren’t designed to LIE, because it destroys our ability to trust each other. If we truly treated each other as we would treat ourselves there would be no reason to LIE. The wickedness that resides within all of humanity has influenced us to but up walls and not trust the words that are spoken to us.  This begins from a very young age when we “TEASE” children more like LIE. If we can just adjust the meaning of teasing to complete truth but with a level discreteness. I have learned that just because I don’t say the whole truth it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m LYING. I’m just exposing a certain level of truth with certain boundaries. This principle, I think should be applied to children to develop healthy habits in their growth. Pushing kids to learn from a young age to be quick to hear and slow to speak.

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”


Does the writer’s race matter when the narrative deals with issues of race?

Kate Chopin an author that an excellent job portraying truth in distinct literary illustrations. I absolutely love how Chopin illuminate’s the readers understanding, on how much being identified as white man was so important during the 1800’s era. An example of how Chopin does this can be seen in these two pieces of scripture. “What Desiree said was true. Marriage, and later the birth of his son had softened Armand Aubigny’s imperious and exacting nature greatly.” (Chopin) and later m. “‘Armand,’ she panted once more, clutching his arm, ‘look at our child. What does it mean? tell me… ‘It means,’ he answered lightly, ‘that the child is not white; it means that you are not white.’ ” (Chopin) As we analyze these to two interactions, we notice how Chopin demonstrates how the reality of being a father sits into Armand, and how it softens his heart to be much more sensible and emphatic. But we then later see how the reality of his ethic background starts to haunt Armand when he sees the African American feature in his child. This reality causes Armand to deny his wife and child. Holding the importance of being identified as white man more than being a father and husband. Chopin uses this to explain to how valuable it was to be a white man and how influenced a man’s pride.
                I mention all this to relay how Chopin does such a remarkable job conveying truth, not matter the race of Chopin. Race holds no weight when it comes to expressing opinions and facts on Race. I do not believe in classifying a person simply by their skin color. It simply is not fair; your skin color will never represent your heart. Your actions do. I have met a vast amount of white skinned color people with great personalities and great heart and vice versa. I am a Hispanic dark skinned colored man and was raised around many other dark-skinned men. What I have come to understand that everyone has the right to express their opinion.

Works Cited

Chopin, K. (n.d.). Desiree’s Baby. Retrieved from Gothic Digital Series @ UFSC: