The Cultural Allegories behind Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men is an allegorical play written by Reginald Rose in 1955. It depicts the way in which economic, social and cultural factors can have a significant impact on the process of justice. Rose encapsulates 1950s America through each of the 12 jurors, giving them back-stories relating to economic, social and cultural factors. Post-war … Read more

Argumentative environment

Currently, a controversy is swirling over the issues raised by the despoiling of the world’s natural environment. Poet Stanley Kunitz in “The War Against the Trees” depicts a man watching his neighbor, “who sold his lawn to standard oil” (Kunitz 122), laugh as bulldozers ruin the natural beauty of the grounds with its “forsythia-forays and … Read more

The Hippie Movement That Arose From Vast Political Changes

Massive black rebellions, constant strikes, gigantic anti-war demonstrations, draft resistance, Cuba, Vietnam, Algeria, a cultural revolution of seven hundred million Chinese, occupations, red power, the rising of women, disobedience and sabotage, communes & marijuana: amongst this chaos, there was a generation of youths looking to set their own standard – to fight against the establishment, … Read more