Absurdity in The Stranger

In Albert Camus’ The Stranger, the main character, Mersault, is confronted with life’s absurdity after killing a man at a beach in Algiers. Mersault spends his days absorbed in living for the moment, granting little import to the past or future, until the day when his world is shattered by this inexplicable act of violence. … Read more

Review of the Role of Sammy As Depicted By John Updike in A&P

John Updike wrote many books and short stories. Many of his characters resembled people he knew or they reflected his views on what was going on in America (Interview 75-79). They expressed his views on the value system that people lived by. One of these ideas was individualism. Individualism has not always been present in … Read more

What Is Bigfoot?

Does a large, bipedal creature inhabit the deep wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, as so many believe? What about the proliferation of sightings in recent years in still other parts of the country, such as Florida, Texas, and even New York? Even President Teddy Roosevelt got into the act, writing an absorbing account of a … Read more

Burlesque and Diegetic Trolling: Deciphering The Cyclops’ Erratic Narrative

The “Eye,” “Aye,” and “I’s” have it. Indeed, the ‘Cyclops’ episode is recognizable at a glance. Following The ‘Sirens’ melodic fugue, the twelfth chapter sees a swift change, both in tone and form. The narrative shifts to a mysteriously verbose I-narrator, and relates Leopold Bloom’s encounter with the confrontational Citizen. This comes about halfway through … Read more

Richard Cory’s Illusion of Divinity

It is a common notion for people to believe other people tend to have better lives than their own. Regardless of the situation, people will compare the worst part of their own life to the best parts of other peoples’ lives, creating a wider disparity than what exists. Edwin Arlington Robinson’s “Richard Cory” narrates a … Read more

Love and Control Shown in ‘The Collector’

Love is a complex concept, one that even ingenious writers have struggled to understand. While scientists confine their understanding of love to ‘chemical reactions’ involving dopamine and serotonin, one cannot deny the qualitative nature that love has. Clegg expresses signs of love throughout the The Collector by John Fowles; however, there is more evidence that … Read more

Howard Gardner’s theory

Howard Gardner is an American developmental psychologist, he thinks that the conventional definitions of intelligence are too narrow. He admits that a general aspect of intelligence exists but does not believe it’s’ efficacy in explaining an individual’s performance in a particular situation. According to his view people have eight different abilities, also known as multiple … Read more

Puffs, Powders, and Pillars: The Strength of Form and Unresolved Tension in The Rape of the Lock

The verse of Alexander Pope often succeeds in conveying far more meaning than its words, taken at face value, might suggest. In The Rape of the Lock particularly, what at first seems like a light-hearted ribbing of upper class preoccupations, soon reads like a multi-layered meditation on class, religion, and social priorities. Certain tensions become … Read more

The doctrine of the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to the Christian faith and helps us realize that God exists as three distinct, consubstantial persons– the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The first defense of the doctrine of the Trinity was in the early 3rd century by the early church father Tertullian. He explicitly defined … Read more

Jake Barnes’ Quest for Control

I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain — and back in rain. I have outwalked the further city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat. And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. -Robert Frost Gertrude Stein summarized … Read more

Training Needs Analysis sources and benefits

The role of Performance Appraisals and other methods in identifying Training Needs There are various sources that can be used to determine organisational training needs. Some will be used to identify overall needs whereas others are more useful for identifying the needs of specific individuals, e.g. Performance Appraisals. Performance appraisal can significantly help in identifying … Read more

Cryptocurrency indaHash coin

World’s fastest growing influencer marketing platform successfully closes pre-ICO and debuts main ICO to revolutionize the influencer industry. Global technology firm, indahash, which has connected more than 300,000 digital influencers in the world has announced the launch of their ICO. The firm is a universal cryptocurrency feature which is accessible to social media influencers. It … Read more

Social responsibility regarding the environment

Social responsibility regarding the environment is one of the crucial areas in today’s corporate social responsibility. In order to sustain in this competitive world most of the industrial and corporate houses globally are incorporating the concept of environmental element in their business operations. These industrial houses are clear in their perspective that along with the … Read more

Common incoming email protocols

POP and IMAPPOP or post office protocol was created as a simplified way to download and delete messages on a remote email server. The latest version, POP, is supported by virtually all email clients and servers. Using POP an internet-connected email client accesses a remote mail server, downloads all email to your local computer, and … Read more

Interested In The Real Facts Of Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia?

Any person suffering from your signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia syndrome is most likely currently suffering from strain of their life. Tension can be regarded as one in the triggers involving Fibromayalgia. And anyone who has Fibro will also be enduring extra strain because of the way the condition creates havoc of their life. It’s … Read more

Worst toddlers and tiaras

“A dolla makes me holla Honey Boo Boo”. Most millennials have probably heard of this phrase more recently in their lives, with the rapid increase in popularity of reality television shows in recent years. This phrase is a direct quote from a ,rather infamous, child beauty pageant star, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. Alana Thompson … Read more

An analsysis of the theme of love and deceit in Twelfth Night

According to Patrick Swinden in An Introduction to Shakespeare’s Comedies, a comedy does not demand the ‘the degree of concentration and belief’ required by tragedy. As a result, an audience of a play ‘is amusedly aware that it’s all a play, a game that they are sharing with the actors’. FN1 In Twelfth Night, it … Read more

Deconstructing the Mad Wife’s Character

According to Jean Rhys, “The Creole in Charlotte Bronte’s novel is a lay figure—repulsive which does not matter, and not once alive, which does” (Kimmey 113). In Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre, the Creole character and Rochester’s deranged wife, Bertha Mason, is described as “purple face[d]” (Bronte 342), a “demon” (Bronte 351), and a “clothed hyena” … Read more

Hamlet: Heaven in Hopes or Death of the Death Itself?

A common interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, based on the widely read Folio edition of the text, is that the titular character is motivated by darkness, exhibiting depression and suicidal tendencies. The young prince often refers to suicide, and his soliloquies contain language that indicates that thoughts of death and suicide heavily impact his mentality. However, … Read more

Temptation in The Lord of The Rings

Temptation is a central theme in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings. Many characters throughout the novel are tempted to use the power of the Ring to change the world as they see fit. Some seek to use its power for selfish, personal gain, while others, out of ignorance, believe they can accomplish great … Read more

The Analysis of Film Interpretation of Classic Story

Romeo and Juliet – as characters, as symbols of love, and as symbols of innocence torn apart by a hardheaded society – are cultural icons so ingrained in society that they are often synonymous with the very concepts they represent. After centuries of study and countless productions around the globe, Romeo and Juliet remains, line … Read more

A Very Lucky Wind

In this podcast, two commentators tell the story of a crazy trial of events that involved two girls named Laura Buxton, a balloon, and their friendship brought together by “fate”. They use this story to further discuss the role statistics plays in life event, more particularly probability and randomness. They share all of the unbelievable … Read more

The Stages of Feminine Injustice

In the well-known work Women and Economics, Charlotte Perkins Gilman emphasizes her belief that “dependence on men not only doom[s] women to live stifled lives but also retard[s] the development of the human species” (Kirszner 449). Those words support the ideas conveyed in her short story, “A Yellow Wallpaper”. In this piece, the narrator undergoes … Read more

History of KFS: Where your favorite fast-food chain began

KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world’s second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald’s, with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 countries and territories as of December 2015. The chain is a … Read more

The Impeccable Portrayal of the Resilience Individuals’ Need to Overcome Adversity in Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Human Resilience in Plainsong Resilience is the capacity to withstand stress and trauma. Plainsong, by Kent Haruf, is an impeccable portrayal of the resilience individuals require to overcome adversity. This adversity defines every character’s life, as they must fight to overcome hardship. People do not accumulate the same life experiences, thus incorporating the lives of … Read more

The Trauma Discourse in Night

Upon arrival in Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel and his companions are shocked by unspeakable atrocities, and quickly are reduced to instinct. “We no longer clung to anything. The instincts of self-preservation, of self-defense, of pride, had all deserted us” (36). The lack of humanity shown to the prisoners strips them of the basic roles they once … Read more

Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Minor: A look at the mixed elements

The third movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13 is an excellent example of sonata-rondo form. It conforms to the expectations of a hybrid of this kind, utilizing elements of both the sonata and seven-part rondo (ABACABA) forms. It completes four full rotations as described in Hepokoski and Darcy’s model, including a … Read more

Misanthropy in Gulliver’s Travels

Misanthropic undercurrents have often been detected in Gulliver’s Travels, usually unearthed and expounded in connection to the fourth book of the travelogue. Through Gulliver, the fourth book voices vehement misanthropy, with propounding the peaceful life of Houyhnhnms as an ideal model. Gulliver is the resident misanthrope, detesting corrupted human nature and desiring to live as … Read more

Was the American Revolution Important?

How did the war between Britain and America benefit others? The American Revolution took place between 1765 up until 1783. The war was fought over America’s independence from Britain, which they won. Many people died during the war between America and Britain. There were many loses for both sides, but the war also had its … Read more