Majoring in English as an undergraduate, literature has always been close to my heart. I have also spent time with French literature, especially during my studies in Paris. The exploration of values, relationships, and meaning is critical for the project of becoming oneself. As John Keats wrote: “Call the world, if you please, the Vale of Soul Making. Then you will find out the use of the world.”
This essay examines William Wordsworth’s The Prelude alongside the ideas of Owen Barfield.
This essay in French is a study (mémoire) of the poet Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleur du mal.