At Mass Academy, history and English classes are merged into one humanities class. This allows for us to explore a variety of different concepts in class, from ancient Troy to satire to racial issues in America.


One of my favorite essays that I had to write was comparing two of renowned science fiction writer Ray Bradbury’s pieces, “The Pedestrian” and “August 2026: There Come Soft Rain”. Science fiction is one of my favorite genres of literature, which made this assignment especially enjoyable for me. Below is my essay.


Another essay that I wrote was comparing Homer’s The Illiad and Euripides’ Women of Troy. I used to be heavily invested in Greek mythology when I was younger, so I had a lot of background knowledge going into the essay. It is attached below.