“Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey”

Wordsworth’s pastoral poem “Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey” eloquently expresses the poet’s feelings of ambivalence regarding maturation, nature, and modern society. The poem is formatted in a distinct approach that serves to highlight the poet’s own conflicting emotions. Wordsworth initiates the composition by presenting himself as revisiting a beautiful and sprawling landscape … Read more

Cassius: The Master of Persuasion

“For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” (1.2.312). Cassius’ muttered soliloquy in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar immediately calls attention to his goal of manipulating people. A man well versed in rhetoric, he puts to good use his knowledge of persuading and convincing other men. Nowhere in this play is his ability … Read more

The Aztec City Tenochtitlan

“It was like the enchantments in the book of Amadis, because of high towers, rues [pyramids] and other buildings, all of masonry, which rose from the water. Some of the soldiers asked if what they saw was not a dream” (Miller, 239) A Spanish soldier, Bernal Diaz del Castillo recorded his first visit to Tenochtitlan. … Read more

Case study: Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese independence

In 1945, Ho Chi Minh gave a speech declaring the independence of Vietnam. Vietnams impendence came after being exploited by the Japanese and the French. “The first lines of his speech repeated verbatim the famous second paragraph of America’s 1776 Declaration of Independence.” (Ho Chi Minh, 1945) Ho’s speech proclaiming Vietnam’s independence contains a demand … Read more

Poseidon the Greek God: Analyzing the character

Poseidon’s roman name was Neptune which meant god of the sea and earthquakes. He is usually in his watery domain under the sea. If Poseidon wanted to he could mess with water, lightning and storms which made them strong and violent. He was one of the supreme gods of Mount Olympus. Poseidons parents are Rhea … Read more

The Influence of Edmond Genet, the Louisiana Purchase, and the XYZ Affair on the Commerce in the United States

Commerce and Trade established relationships with other Nations, boosted the economy, and provided power for the United States. Commerce greatly influenced the outcomes of wars, resulting in both positive and good outcomes. Commerce in the United States have been influenced by many key characters/events, such as Edmond Genet, the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, and … Read more

Bloody Sunday 1972

On the afternoon of Sunday the 30th of January 1972 soldiers from the British Parachute Regiment, one of the fearsome UK militia units fighting the battle in the north of Ireland, attacked a civil rights march in the town of Derry, killing or fatally wounding fourteen civilians and injuring two dozen more in an event … Read more

Professionalism and Englishness in The Remains of the Day

In The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro exemplifies English identity from the perspective of the butler of a prominent estate, Mr. Stevens of Darlington Hall. Ishiguro uses Mr. Stevens’s account to establish English identity, allowing Mr. Stevens’s conservative perspective to be a commentary on that identity as it relates to professionalism and integrity. Ishiguro’s … Read more

“Just and Sharp Revenge”: The Question of Underworld Justice in “The Spanish Tragedy”

“‘Send him,’ quoth [Minos], ‘to our infernal king, / To doom him as best seems his majesty” (1.1.52-3). Nestled in the lengthy opening monologue by Don Andrea, these lines introduce the overarching question that Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy seeks to answer – the question of Don Andrea’s “doom.” In the underworld, Aeacus and Rhadamanth … Read more

Life in the medieval times

Throughout the medieval time period intellectual life suffered greatly, and it is visible in how the people lived. During what was once “The dark ages” (now medieval times) there was much despair and poverty, and money was unevenly balanced between lower classes and higher classes. Due to this, life of the lower classes were incredibly … Read more

Review of the Ancient Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the worlds best known monuments of the ancient times. Stonehenge stood for over five thousand years, and still we do not know the full use of this mysterious arrangement of stones. Stonehenge remains asan ancient monument that still propose mysteries to it origin and purpose. At first, scientists had no clue … Read more

The Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is where King Tutankhamun and over 60 other kings and pharaohs are buried, but most of the tombs were looted by grave robbers. In 1500 B.C., the Egyptian pharaohs stopped building great pyramids in which some would be buried. Instead of burying them in the great pyramids they buried them … Read more

Inequality in The Marrow of Tradition

The Marrow of Tradition by Charles Waddell Chesnutt utilizes inequalities tied to the era of the American South where the Wellington Insurrection of 1898 occurred as a result of growing racial tensions coupled with the growing divide of economic opportunity among the people there and the relations between these inequalities and divides to paint a … Read more

Operation Sook Ching, a Japanese Military Operation

Chinese sources list the total number of military and non-military casualties, both dead and wounded, at 35 million. Most Western historians believed that the total number of casualties was at least 20 million. Operation Sook Ching was a Japanese military operation aimed at purging or eliminating anti-Japanese elements from the Chinese community in Singapore. From … Read more

The Beginning of the Universe

Billion years ago, there was an extra-ordinary event without which nothing would exist. It was the beginning of the universe. It was the time when a large amount of energy in an infinitely small space violently expanded and led to the creation of universe and everything else that we see around us today. It can … Read more

Parallels Between the Death of the Christ and Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s Caesar in “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” is often mistaken as being a tyrant. This view comes from the characterization of Caesar through Cassius and Brutus’ eyes. Caesar’s qualities that make him a martyr instead of a tyrant are often overshadowed by Cassius’ accusing finger and Brutus’ calculating eye. Within the play, Caesar is … Read more

The Bay of Pigs Invasion

The Bay of Pigs Invasion the topic I choose occurred in 1959 when a named Fidel Castro came to power in a battle that overthrew Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista.After that the US government did not trust Fidel Castro and was watchful of his relationship with Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of the Soviet Union.Before Fidel Castro … Read more

Forms of Psychoanalysis in Keats, Smith and Wordsworth

While oftentimes viewed as contributing to the development of Freudian psychoanalysis, the psychological discourse, and specifically that which deals with the unconscious (the part of the psyche which subjects are actively unaware), of Romantic poetry can also be seen as possessing various methods of its own for examining the psyche. Romanticism is frequently seen as … Read more

The Power of Argumentation in Julius Caesar

Arguments are the pinnacle of progress, development and change. People with conflicting ideas and beliefs engage in this activity constantly. However, did you know that arguments actually come down to a science? In 4th century B.C.E, Aristotle theorized that a well formed argument must include the following: ethos (an appeal to ethics, what is right … Read more

The Wordsworthian Child: A Symbol for Romantic Idealism in “We Are Seven” and “Intimations of Immortality”

The turn of the 19th century was a morbid, dark time period: death was a common visitor, as plagues and diseases diminished the children, and the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars diminished the overall population. In response to such loss, humans became relegated to a number in a new, practical system of population management, as … Read more

Female Liberation and Power in Boccaccio’s “The Decameron”

Introduction Giovanni Boccaccio’s medieval masterpiece “The Decameron” is a collection of stories, chronicled over ten days, which highlights the best and worst of human nature. Boccaccio’s tales deal with themes such as adultery, love, premarital sex, devotion, trickery, and manipulation, among others. Yet this work is historically significant as a result of its brutal and … Read more

The Different Cultures in Africa, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States in Babies, a Film Documentary by Thomas Balmes

Throughout the documentary Babies, the audience is given an insight on four different cultures: Africa, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States. The film focuses on the development and cultural traditions of bearing and raising and infant. According to Piaget, this entire film is documenting the child’s sensorimotor stage of life. The sensorimotor stage is from … Read more

Loneliness And Exile In Mohsin Hamid’S ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ 

By uncovering certain ambiguities in Changez’s ideological rhetoric, the paper will portray how Changez’s analysis of American corporate fundamentalism branches from his absence of a sense of belonging to a foreign culture and from a feeling of displaced identity.[Keywords: Mohsin Hamid, Reluctant Fundamentalist; post-9/11 America; Pakistan, alienation, fundamentalism, identity, ideology]Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist is … Read more

Comparison of Noah and Gilgamesh

It is said that life is 10% what you influence it and 90% how you to take it. It isn’t the conditions of life that decide a man’s character. Or maybe, it is the way a man reacts to those conditions that gives a show of his identity. “From the Epic of Gilgamesh”, and “Noah … Read more

Witold Pilecki’s biography

Witold Pilecki was born in the Russian Empire on May 13, 1901 in the town of Olonets in Karelian. In fact, it came from the descendants of an aristocratic family (szlachta) from the Grodno region. Grandfather Jozef Pilecki h. Leliwa was a Polish shepherd member and a special Polish nationalist. Also he had been the … Read more