Kevin Chen is a student at Cleveland STEM High School in Seattle, Washington. Fascinated by literature from a young age, he has been devoted to writing for as long as he can recall. He views writing as a powerful method of self-expression with the ability to amplify awareness toward global issues. In addition to his craft, he is an avid trumpetist in his school ensemble and enjoys traveling throughout Western Washington.
His article, “Disadvantageous Authority in Things Fall Apart”, is an analytical composition of Things Fall Apart, a novel by renowned author Chinua Achebe. It chronologically dissects a theme surrounding the main character’s egotism with three elaborative components: family, colonialism, and death. Each concept is then projected into morals surrounding global issues such as racism, sexism, and mental illnesses.