The Collapse of Relationships in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ted Hughes’ Birthday Letters, and Ian McEwan’s Atonement

Expectation My Great-Aunt Melon gave me a lime green shirt with a bedazzled pickle splashed across the chest for my fifteenth birthday. It also rained. I wasn’t shocked or sad at all. It had rained on my birthday every year for the past fourteen. Mom even said there was a thunderstorm the day I was … Read more

Ancient Greece And Ancient Persia

When we as Westerners think of antiquity’s greatest civilizations, surely classical Greece comes to mind. Many aspects of ancient Greek culture survive today in various facets of our modern society: democracy, drama and western philosophy, just some of the first few that come to mind. As paramount as these contributions are, surely we as Westerners … Read more

A Comprehensive Review Of The Cinco De Mayo: La Batalla

Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (May 5: The Battle) tells the historical events of the French and Mexican Conservative siege over the city of Puebla on May 5 1862 against the Mexican Liberal army under General Ignacio Zaragoza’s command. Several historical figures include General Porfirio Diaz, President Benito Juarez, President Abraham Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon … Read more

The Differences between the Explicit and Implicit Characteristics of Culture

The differences between the explicit and implicit characteristics of culture are; explicit implies the state of being aware of rules as well as customs together with regulations in the culture and learning consciously. Implicit characteristics of culture are frequently unrecognized by people but they tend to give direction to the behavior. Explicit characters are clearly … Read more

Cultural shock and adaptation

Our generation lives in the era of new possibilities and achievements, where the process of globalization has become as a principal feature of this century. Globalization seem pervasive. So, one might think that the world`s cultures must be converging into one homogenized global value system. But they aren’t… It seems that many components of culture … Read more

Japanese history

It is widely accepted that first humans in the Japanese archipelago can be traced back to prehistoric times. The Jomon period, named after its “cord-marked” pottery, was followed by the Yayoi in the first millennium BC when new technologies were introduced from continental Asia. During this period, in the first century AD, the first known … Read more

Thunder Rites in Taoism

The Taoist Canons gives abundant references to Thunder Rites, training on making ornaments, Fu charms, and performing spells in the thunder enchantment custom. Shen Hsiao Tao (???) and Tian Xing Zheng Fa (????) are two heredities that represented considerable authority in thunder enchantment. 55 Taoist professionals from any custom or ancestry will probably have contemplated … Read more

Authentic Chinese Cuisine

Chinese food has been the rage recently in urban cities. I don’t mean those “American-Chinese” restaurants which commonly serve overly sweetened and sauced fried chicken. Authentic Chinese food has almost no resemblance. Traditional Chinese dishes are often hidden away on Chinese-language menus in Chinatown, and they have the most exotic and alien names, like Fuqi … Read more

Hand block printing

Hand block printing is the traditional technique of India. It has been practiced for centuries. This fabric printing technique involves use of dyed and craved blocks of wooden. Beautiful patterns created on fabric by pressing those wooden blocks on it. Only single colour is used in the block printing. Bagru, Rajasthan, is the key hub … Read more

Christmas Decoration Ideas for Kids

Are you a parent? If so, there is a good chance that you already know just how much kids love the holidays. That is why you may want to think about letting your children help you decorate for Christmas. In fact, in addition to just letting them help you hang Christmas decorations, you may also … Read more

A Study Of The Food Culture In Punjab, India

Food in Punjab, India Everyone needs food to survive and every culture has unique and special traditions surrounding the gathering, preparation, and consumption of food. The Punjab region of India, is one of South Asia’s largest producers of food and the Punjabi people are known for the variety of foods they eat. Punjab, India is … Read more

The Process of Baking a Birthday Cake

Have you ever had the desire to make a birthday cake instead of buying one? Well, here is how you can make an easy birthday cake for a friend or someone special. What you will need is a bit of time, and a few items from your local grocery store. You will need boxed cake … Read more

Vietnamese culture

It is evident that every country will display a different culture that best fits the citizens and working system. Without the diversity of cultures, the values, beliefs and perceptions of different countries citizens wouldn’t be prominent, leading to every country being similar. Divergent cultures make for independent countries. I have been fortunate enough to explore … 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

Jordan Culture And Customs

Jordan is a country that should be a must see on everyone’s list of places to go and explore. Jordan has a long deep history through what seems like the beginning of time although it did not official gain recognition as an independent country until 1946. It is situated geographically at what can be called … Read more

Roses for Valentine’s Day Delivery

Roses for Valentine’s Day Delivery Valentine’s Day is one of these significance moments that call for an amazing celebration. This year, our overseas flower delivery florists created the most stunning collection of Valentine’s Flowers, lovingly handcrafted to make a truly bold statement. We have various rose bouquets such as dozen red roses, red valentine, Lovingly … Read more

Impacts Of Popular Culture On The Society

Introduction Popular culture is the longer form of pop culture and is described as the entirety of beliefs, attitudes, ideas, perspectives, images, and other aspects that are within a given culture. Genres such as movies, songs, literature, celebrities, fashion, cartoons among others make up pop culture. Such elements target all people irrespective of their gender … Read more

Japan Biggest Slum

Japan Biggest Slum Not On Maps Kamagasaki, Japan’s biggest slum, cannot be found on official maps, and city festival organizers have been accused of censorship. Osaka officials asked Shingo Ota, a film director, to remove scenes that identified the slum, on the grounds that it was insensitive to residents. “To me, what they were asking … Read more

An Overview of the Museum of Tolerance During Our Museum Trip

Overview The museum of tolerance provides unique experiences that are influenced by the cultural and historical events especially based on prejudice and discrimination that took place in the past. The museum is owned by a Jewish human right organization through its education arm. I must admit that the assignment gave me a rare opportunity to … Read more

American Poet Research Project

Mrs.Wilson American Poet Research Project 1/31/18 Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem in 1921. He attended Columbia University, but left after one year to travel. His poetry was later promoted by Vachel Lindsay, and Hughes published his first book in 1926. He went on to … Read more

The Blackfoot Indians

The Blackfoot Indians are an American culture tribe, they normally live in the area of the northern plains like Montana, Idaho, and Albert, Canada. They all mostly still live in the same region today, mostly in Montana they were about 16,000 people that were registered there and over 80,000 saying they lived in Blackfoot. In … Read more

How nature plays a role in ceremony

In Silko’s Ceremony, Tayo’s healing process is very extensive, and he faces many crucial challenges in order to let go of traumatic past events. While on this journey, Tayo encounters many symbols that aid him in developing a sense of appreciation and freedom. As a Native American with a growing sense of tradition, Tayo finds … Read more

The Presentation of Rossetti’s Methods and Concerns in ‘A Christmas Carol’

‘A Christmas Carol’ by Christina Rossetti is a devotional poem that has been set to music many times, most famously by Gustav Holst in 1906, and remains a choral favourite today. It is centred around the birth of Jesus Christ, as told from the perspective of a speaker who although is excluded from this biblical … Read more

DANCE TRADITIONS OF TONGA

With a history that dates back to 3,000 B.C., Tonga is governed by King Tupou VI, consists of 171 islands, and is over 99% Christian today. It has a rich culture and history, where women ‘eiki to men; that is, women outrank men. Dance has been a fundamental element of that culture. “Dance in Tonga … Read more

The Origin of Bollywood Dancing

Bollywood fusion is a style of dance that mixes basic Bollywoodstyle of dancing and music and fuses it together with other styles of dancing such as Hip-hop andjazz. Bollywood dance originated in India, around Bombay, in the 20th century and is dancingthat we now see in Indian films. Bollywood dance is a wide variety of … Read more

The 5 Stages of Culture Shock

Five Stages of Culture Shock: The Honeymoon Stage is being curios and positive about new exciting experiences. People who are in this stage admire and even idealize the new culture. Hostility and Irritability Stage is starting to feel different and actually inferior. The new host culture is confusing or the new systems into which exposed … Read more

Is Multiculturalism the Same As Polyculturalism?

Culture, unlike biology, should allow us to seek liberation from cruel and uncomfortable practices. But instead culture wraps us in a suffocating embrace. … re cultures discrete or bounded? …Who defines the boundaries of culture or allows for change? Do cultures leak into each other? Can a person from one culture critique another culture? (Prashad … Read more

Review and analysis of the film Devdas

According to an article published in Talk film society, the writer spoke about how effective dialogues were and how the DOP gave his heart and soul to the movie of the millennial. Devdas is rich with dialogue scenes, during which the characters go through multiple emotions and their relationships with the others shift multiple times. … Read more

The Vietnamese New Year’s Eve

After Christmas holiday, we are all welcoming the whole new year of 2018. I wish all of you – who are reading this article before 2018 – a year with full of joy and health, two things that are the most important in people lives. When it comes to “the last day of the year”, … Read more

Analysis of Young Vietnamese Consumers’ Makeup Application from Reference Group Perspective

“The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman” – Chanakya Despite the appraisal on inner beauty, the power of beautiful appearance is undeniable. The urge of being beautiful resulted in individuals’, especially females’ huge expenditure consuming of products (e.g. cosmetics) and methods (e.g. makeup) to modify and enhance their physical outlooks. … Read more

Valentine's Day Week List

Valentine’s Day is celebrated as the day of love every year on February 14. It is a day when people tell their loved ones – boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, friends and family – how much they mean to them. Valentine does not mean they would be only a boyfriend or a girlfriend but the person … Read more