The decision whether you should do a history degree is big. Here’s some advice (from a history major!) that’ll help you find out whether a history degree is right for you.
In this article, I will talk about my petty and immature hatred of Jane Austen, and how I eventually came to appreciate her. I hope to raise valuable questions about how we educate young women in the field of literature, and how we interpret historical figures such as Austen.
Maybe the writer had the wrong political opinions. Or, maybe there was a rape scene. Maybe there wasn’t enough female characters or *insert minority here*. Either way- the crime of being problematic is enough to be ‘cancelled.’ It’s as if that writers must write in a politically correct way if they don’t want to deal with the backlash of entitled fans. Frankly, it’s boring.
Majoring in English used to make so much sense. I knew from the get-go that majoring in English was not going to be easy. Writing 2500 word essays and constructing strong literary arguments is not easy.