The Theme Of Happiness In American Beauty, Death Of A Salesman, The Great Gatsby And Revolutionary Road

Happiness can be defined in many different ways and is based on perception. In the eyes of every individual, the pursuit of happiness has a greater meaning where many of the characters try to find it in their own manner. People disguise their own happiness as an escape from reality and for a major part … Read more

The Loyalty and Commitment of Parson Hooper in The Minister’s Black Veil, a Short Story by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a story titled The Minister’s Black Veil, of a minister that views himself as a representative of God. Hawthorne instills the qualities of loyalty and commitment in his main character, Parson Hooper, because although he is being shunned by the community, he fulfills his vow to God. Hooper believes that by wearing … Read more

The Theme of Finding Meaning Through Adversity in Black Boy by Richard Wright and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

America: It’s Always Darkest before the Dawn’s Early Light “Anything seemed possible, likely, feasible, because I wanted everything to be possible” (Wright 72). Richard, the protagonist in Richard Wright’s Black Boy, always thinks optimistically. Likewise, an air of faith and hope drives John Steinbeck’s Joad family through their problems on the way to California in … Read more

A Research on Finding Happiness in New Science of Happiness

Introduction The article New Science of Happiness extensively highlights a number of ways of making life more satisfying. It provides suggestions of what makes people happier and recommends various steps towards achieving a more satisfactory life. Most people find happiness in family connections and friendship. A good relationship with the children and friends contributes towards … Read more

The issue of achieving success in the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling

Fundamental to personal growth is humanity’s innate need for achievement. As success is subjective, I believe that achievement cannot be defined by a mere number as it is an individual measure of effort. I firmly believe that success can be achieved by reaching set goals and can be maintained with resilience, determination and humility as … Read more

Loss and Grief

The loss of a loved one will always be a painful personal journey, and coping experience that no one is ready for or can prepare for till it happens. The after effect or grief is always personal for everyone that loses a loved one. “The Courage That My Mother Had” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, … Read more

An Analysis of Loneliness in Of Mice and Men, a Novel by John Steinbeck

Throughout John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, the author depicts many characters such as Lennie, Candy, Crooks, etc. as having physical or mental impairments. These “disadvantaged” characters quickly become to represent isolation and discrimination, as well as giving the reader an insight into why characters such as Crooks have the persona associated with them … Read more

Mathilde’s Downfall In The Necklace Story

Jealousy and Envy are among the greatest sins out of the seven sins, which led to the downfall of the society. The story by Maupassant “The Necklace” is about a woman who held jealousy and envy throughout the story. Mathilde Loisel, the protagonist, felt that she has been living a lie all her life, she … Read more

The Effect That Material Goods Have On The Happiness In Our Lives

Does minimalism equal happiness “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important, so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” -The MinimalistsIn Graham Hill’s NY Times commentary, Living with Less. A Lot Less, in which he examines the effect that material goods have on the happiness … Read more

Paul Tillich’s Thoughts on God and Being in Courage to Be

Paul Tillich was a man who some may regard as one of the most prominent philosophers and theologians of the twentieth century. His ideas primarily focus on Christian theology, and one of his most popular works, Courage to Be, talks about how God, nothingness, and humanity fit into categories of “Being” and “Non-being” (2. Paul). … Read more

Why Is Reminiscing Beneficial? Personal Experience

Going through life there are many difficult changes and transitions that one faces, but nostalgia has been proven to aid during those tough times. In most modern day films, novels, television shows, etc. there is some form of nostalgia present; it’s usually there to help the characters out or to reflect on a better time. … Read more

Guilt Consequences In Brad Anderson’s Movie, The Machinist

Abstract In the movie The Machinist, the character Trevor Reznik suffers from primary insomnia as a result of his guilt. In addition to his guilt, anxiety, stimulants, and irregular sleeping patterns also contribute to his inability to sleep. His insomnia causes him to have an inability to sleep, hallucinations, delusions, inability to focus, and accident … Read more

An Analysis of the Themes of Pride and Jealousy in Othello, a Play by William Shakespeare

Pride and Jealousy “Othello”, written by Shakespeare, uses multiple thematic focuses to develop a tragic plot. The Othello Oral Report focused on dishonesty and miscommunication, jealousy and regret, and gender and pride, as well as more themes that I consider less prominent and will therefore not discuss. The Performance Session was mostly focused on gender … Read more

How Credible Is Pyrrhonic Skepticism In Philosophy?

Pyrrho’s form of skepticism was very extreme. Unlike the academic skeptics who believed that we had very minimal, if any, knowledge, Pyrrho rejected the notion that anyone could be confident in anything, and that to assert that confidence without being able to substantiate the claim was dogmatic. In order to reconcile his inability to believe … Read more

Aristotle courage

Courage and justice have been two highly discussed values throughout the semester, and in this essay I will seek to connect the two together as well as relating the ideas in accordance with Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, The Illiad, and The Epic of Gilgamesh. According to the dictionary, courage is defined as “the quality of mind … Read more

Materialistic Attitude To Happiness In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald i

The United States of America is often referred to as the land of endless possibilities, where everyone can achieve everything. The belief in the so-called American Dream, which gives the people a sense of hope that includes the opportunity for economic prosperity and success, was and is still present. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of … Read more

Why A Confident Smile Is A Happy Smile

A confident smile is a happy smile. Have you ever had a stranger smile at you while you were out in public? Maybe you were feeling down, but their genuine and friendly smile literally made you turn your frown upside down. All thanks to that random smiley person, your negative attitude suddenly subsided. This is … Read more

The Bleak Future For Humanity

Many people have different views towards the future, some would agree that societies around the world are evolving with better technology, development of countries, education and that with time, we will be able to solve global issues such as poverty, climate change, and many more. These people do not use facts, but use “hope” as … Read more

A study of man’s needs and wants

Consumerism is always considered as the central point of the culture of Americans. They tend to have a confusion between their needs and their wants. With the increased technological advances, and with advertisers’ help, the Americans are given simplified access to brand new and essential products in the everyday life, despite the fact that they … Read more

Analysis of Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock and Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Reflexivity and Modern Expression Reflexivity is defined as the circular relationships between cause and effect, meaning that there is never a true cause or effect because they are interchangeable and cannot be defined. This theory of relationships is one of the defining aspects of expression in modern culture. We see elements of reflexivity in modern … Read more

Dance inspiration: Misty Copeland

Every dance season has a fresh start, with that come new opportunities to set new goals, push yourself, but most importantly to be inspired by others. Recently I moved studios, and have been pushed places I never knew I could reach. This year I have been surrounded with new faces and new limits. New challenges … Read more

Fault tolerance

Today Highly secure virtual grid is demanding in which you can share any resource from any cluster even with the existence of a fault in the system. Grid computing is a distributed computing paradigm that differs from traditional distributed computing in that it is aimed at large-scale systems that even span organizational boundaries. In addition … Read more