Constructing Infinity

By Mira Peykova, Riya Agrawal, Tyler Fuhrman This infographic on Jorge Luis Borges’s “The Library of Babel” explores the way in which Borges constructs his infinite library using patterns that are visible in the natural world. Firstly, the library’s stages of complexity and their relations with each other are established. We explain the rules of the … Continue reading Constructing Infinity

Effects of Paranoia: Changes from Harboring a Fugitive

By Calista Mei, Drew Yates, Tiffany Su This infographic on Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer” explores the captain’s paranoia and its effects on his tone and actions as a result of harboring a stowaway fugitive, Leggatt. This infographic thus focuses on the captain’s mannerisms, thoughts, and emotions. The T-chart comparing the captain’s actions before and … Continue reading Effects of Paranoia: Changes from Harboring a Fugitive

Maturity in “The Secret Sharer”

By Brenden Selton, Alexander Joo, and Mirielle Kruger This infographic on “The Secret Sharer” by Joseph Conrad analyzes the theme of maturity within the story. In particular, it studies the unnamed captain and the facets of his maturity which include an increase in his leadership, confidence, and independence. Starting with the idea of leadership, a … Continue reading Maturity in “The Secret Sharer”

Identity Crisis

By Molly Essig, Paul Carter, and Zach Quinney This infographic highlights the identity problems faced by the protagonists in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea and Nella Larsen’s Passing. It is structured in a side-by-side format, with Clare Kendry from Passing on the left and Antoinette from Wide Sargasso Sea on the right, which visually reinforces the comparison. It uses images and text … Continue reading Identity Crisis

An Intrigue with Death

By Mira Peykova, Tyler Fuhrman, Riya Agrawal This infographic on Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” traces the connection between animals and death by analyzing the meaning of three prominent animals in the story: the hyena—a symbol of death, vultures—symbols of redemption, and the snow leopard—a symbol of afterlife. Through images of the triquetra, flowcharts, … Continue reading An Intrigue with Death

The Power of Words

By Mira Peykova, Riya Agrawal, Tyler Fuhrman The infographic on James Joyce’s “The Dead” explores the theme of verbal communication and, specifically, how Miss Ivors's and Gretta's interactions with Gabriel solicit different responses. Through these character studies, the infographic details how a speaker’s tone and behavior can affect the listener. The theme is shown using … Continue reading The Power of Words

Rejecting Antoinette

By Mirielle Kruger, Alexander Joo, and Brenden Selton Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea reveals the life of Antoinette, a Creole woman who is neglected by her allegedly “mad” mother. Antoinette later marries Mr. Rochester, who rejects everything about Antoinette.  This infographic shows how Antoinette was rejected, due her mother and due to her husband, through … Continue reading Rejecting Antoinette

Exploring The Infinite

By Mirielle Kruger, Alex Joo, Brenden Selton Jorge Luis Borges’s “The Library of Babel” is a short story about an endless library of books containing every possible combination of 25 characters in 1,312,000 positions and the librarians who interface with these books. This story explores human perception of information represented in the library and how … Continue reading Exploring The Infinite