Polished Critical

Amarinder Sidhu Mrs. Hunnisett ELA 30-1 March 3, 2017 From Sanity to Insanity Sometimes, in contemporary society, individuals are exposed to things that they do not often experience on a day-to-day life. Some cases may just be a small speed bump, where they can just shrug it off and continue with their life. But in […]

Family Pressures

In Hamlet, the concept of pressures brought on by families is prominent through many characters including Hamlet, Ophelia, Laertes, and Gretrude. For Hamlet, dealing with the grief and emotions brought on by his late father is enough strain on his emotional state, however he must also deal with the events that occur following his father’s […]

Honour and Certainty

It is through one’s place in a world that one can be subjected to their perceptions on societal endearment.  Endearment can be of honour and certainty that has the potential to limit some while push others to strive and conquer; and therefore, can be placed upon certain minorities. Honour is a mask that compels one […]

Promise to Love

The following is a response to mine and Suneet’s poem seminar. It also my personal response the poem itself.   We are empty and those that fill our void are important. You are important. Please continue to fill my void and I will meet you halfway. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that […]

Thee Only

The following is an emulation of the poem “To _ _ _” by Edgar Allan Poe.   Not long ago, the writer of these lines, In the mad pride of intellectuality, Struggled to find the words to express how weak she really was. Denied that ever an emotion could overcome logic. Feelings that arose within […]

What Can I Dream About? – Polished Personal

At the end of the day, as I slipped into the cool covers of my blanket; my mother would come in and tell me about the wishing well.  It was not a story of actions and heroes nor one from a children’s storybook but instead of a well, a spring bubbling clear and soundless into […]

Lost Love

Unrequited love continues to be a universal pain as it rips away certainty and optimism from someone who was once innocent and optimistic. This is greatly shown in Shakespeare’s Hamlet as an individual who was once willing to fully devote herself to someone she loved is left vulnerable once she is rejected. This ultimately results […]

All’s Well That Ends Well

The following is a rant. You are my happiness. No, you are what makes my happiness possible. Where there is nothing, you lay the roads – happiness just happens to follow. Who wouldn’t follow such beauty? I open a book of sonnets and cannot read the words on the pages. My eyes are blinded by […]

Rationality in Inaction

The following was written in response to a time of inaction in my own life. Much like Hamlet, I toiled over which course of action would be right – only, I was able to come to a decision in time. The following is an attempt to rationalize that period of ambivalence.   Inaction is not […]