The Connection between the Natural Scene and the Speaker’s State of Mind in William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is a lyric poem, which deals with the speaker’s state of mind. The description of the process, which the speaker goes through, is represented by a natural scene where the speaker, plants and the surroundings become united. The poem is written in a figurative language, combining images, … Read more

Court system in ancient Greece.

There are many things that Ancient Greece gave to us, one of those things just happens to be our court system. That’s right the Jury and trial system we got from those weird naked people…aawwkkwwarrd. Anyways, here are some things about the one in ancient Greece. Size Matters By modern standards, ancient Athenian juries were … Read more

The Grande Coupure era: how it changed everything

An example of the Grande Coupure was the extinction of all European primates at the Coupure: the recent discovery (Kohler and Moya-Sola 1999) of a mouse-sized early Oligocene omomyid, reflecting the better survival chances of small mammals, also helped with the Grand Coupure example. Whether this abrupt change was caused by the climate change that … Read more

Exploring the Theme of Impossible Love Throughout Virgil’s The Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Throughout the ages, the theme of impossible love in literature has prevailed. Impossible love is an overall broad theme; generally speaking, it is a love that is forbidden, unrequired, or unable to flourish. Somewhere between 29 and 19 B.C. the legendary Roman author Virgil wrote his epic: The Aenid. The Aenid chronicles the journey of … Read more

The Importance of History

What is History? There are many important steps that lead to the conclusion that all of history is an interpretation. Because history is an account of what happened in the past, we cannot know anything else but what was recorded. So, in reality, the only real factual history is what the witness of an event … Read more

The History and Purpose of Hieroglyphics

Writing was a crucial element of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Egyptian writing has a rich and diverse history, and it helped their society thrive for thousands of years. We can still use their hieroglyphics to learn about the ancient Egyptians today. The word “Hieroglyphics” stems from the Greek words “Hiero”, meaning holy, and “Glyph”, meaning … 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

The significance of a name

Everyone around the world starts their life with a name whether by their parents or known siblings. Names are used to identify a person without knowing their personality or their gender. People need a name to “have their dignity and recognize from others. When they start to introduce or answering a call they mention their … Read more

The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811–12

The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811–12, were three large earthquakes that happened near New Madrid, Missouri, from December 1811 to February 1812. There were thousands of aftershocks, about 1,874 of them were so large that they could be felt as far as Louisville, Kentucky, almost 190 miles away. It is unknown how many lives were … Read more

The Roman monarchy

The Roman monarchy is the first era of Rome. The monarchy shows the that the Romans valued a voice of the people and respect for diversity. Roman monarchy spanned for a relatively short time, 753-509 b.c.e. The Roman monarchy started in the 753 b.c.e. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, and Romulus later became … Read more

The History of Superheroes

I.INTRODUCTION A superhero or a superheroine (which is found in 1917) is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains while in some of the people, a superhero cannot be defined solely by superhuman powers like Batman, he … Read more

An Analysis of the Positive and Negative Effects of the Columbian Exchange on Afro-Eurasia and the Americas

Abstract The following composition states and supports the idea that the Columbian Exchange resulted in more positive effects rather than negatives in the scope of foods and diseases between Afro-Eurasia and the Americas because of the newly added varieties of crops and animals for food traded by the Europeans and the Amerindians. The seven sources … Read more

Upper-Class Homes in Ancient Rome

In ancient Rome, the domus was the type of house occupied by the upper classes and some wealthy freedmen during the Republican and Imperial eras. It could be found in almost all the major cities throughout the Roman territories. The upper classes of Roman society constructed their residences with extravagant marble decorations, inlaid marble paneling, … Read more

Main Minuses Of The Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation were created in 1777 to bring order and a strong government to the states. The Articles gave the government very little powers. However, some of the powers passed national policies. Others settled disputes between the states. Due to the government having very little power, the states were not unified. The Articles … Read more

Feudalism in Middle Ages

Feudalism was the way of life for people in the Middle Ages. Some people, like the royalty and nobles, supported and liked feudalism. Others, like serfs and slaves, did not enjoy feudalism. Everybody in society was involved with feudalism. Some parts of society were involved more than others. The Middle Ages or medieval times are … Read more

Biography of Alexander the Great

What would you do if you could rule the world? This seems like a preposterous question to most, but to one man it started to become a reality. It all started with the dreams of one King, Alexander the Great. Alexander was born in 356 BC in Macedonia, the area around present day Thessaloniki in … Read more

Pericles’ Funeral Oration

In his oration, Pericles sheds new light on traditional Greek virtues by examining not only the accomplishments of the Athenian empire, but the particular qualities and institutions that have facilitated Athenian greatness. Pericles defies the traditional role of a funeral orator as historian of Athenian accomplishments in order to thoroughly redefine what makes Athens great. … Read more

An Apparition in William Wordsworth’s “The Thorn”

Despite being published in 1798, William Wordsworth’s “The Thorn” gracefully tackles many topics still controversial today in the 21st century. Themes such as pregnancy out of wedlock, murder, abortion, and ghosts are presented and addressed. Wordsworth uses detailed scenery as well as character ambiguity to cause the reader to believe that Martha Ray is merely … Read more

AN ESSAY ON LEADERSHIP ANALYSIS ON WILLIAM WALLACE

INTRODUCTIONS 1. Leadership has always been the core value for founding an effective military organisation. Leadership can be defined as ‘a process of engaging others in concerted efforts to pursue a goal, in conditions of complexity and uncertainty or in anticipation of such conditions.’ Leadership in the military also has been the pioneer for leadership … Read more

The Bust of Queen Nefertiti and The Augustus of Prima Porta: What Do They Have In Common

Roman Essay “The Bust of Queen Nefertiti is dated 1340 BCE and was created by the court sculptor Thutmosis, it shows Nefertiti from the shoulders up wearing her Blue Crown(Elusiv.com).” It is made out of limestone and stucco, the height measuring up to 19 inches. Nefertiti is widely known for her beauty and versatility. “According … Read more

John Kerry and Vietnam War

On April 22, 1971, in Washington, D.C., John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chaired by Senator William Fulbright in reply to legislative hearings on proposals relating to ending the Vietnam War. John Kerry was a former Navy lieutenant in Vietnam. During his duty in the Vietnam War, Kerry was wounded three times … Read more