Marji and Marxism: The Detrimental Effects of Consumerism and Religion in Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis, an autobiographical novel by Marjane Satrapi, tells the tale of Marjane’s childhood in Iran. In this story, Marjane (Marji) is brought up by communistic parents. Evidence of this Marxist upbringing is displayed several times throughout the book, most especially when Marji exclaims that “it was funny to see how much Marx and … Read more

Lack of Communication: As I Lay Dying

In accordance with the increasing influence of Modernist thought affecting American literature during the twentieth century, William Faulkner was willing to exercise more experimental narrative techniques and styles. His novel that came from this experimentation, As I Lay Dying, is a testament to his critique of mankind as hopelessly poor, yet unyielding, communicators. The heavily … Read more

The Navajo code talkers

The Navajo code talkers These brave young men fought so gallantly for a country who despised their beloved heritage. But why? That is a question we all wonder. Why? Why would they fight for us? Who are they? The Indian code talkers who so gallantly served their country in the most perilous of times was … Read more

The In-Depth Analysis of Relationships in "Fences"

In the play Fences, by August Wilson, a fence represents protection and incomplete or broken relationships. Through the fence, Wilson is trying to show that even things that were once perfect and have gone awry can still be rebuilt. One way Wilson uses the fence is to represent protection and love. A fence usually keeps … Read more

Life Of Pi: The Contrast Between Words And Visuals

Uniqueness is a struggle to find throughout literature, especially within recreations of previously published stories. Once a story is told, the originality begins to dissipate and the audience skews the story. Popular novels transforming into films can be altered as well. This is specifically noticeable in the critically acclaimed story, Life of Pi, originally written … Read more

The Symbol of the Roman Body Politic

One dominant idea that is recurrent throughout Titus Andronicus is the symbolism of the ‘body of Rome’, which acts as a metaphorical parallel to the events of the text. This motif follows the changing statuses of the characters and power structures within the play and emphasises the downfall of the Roman Empire. The play follows the … Read more

Demeter And Persephone By Lottridge, The Face In The Pool By Osborne, And Pandora’s Box By Gadd: How Greek Mythology Uses Women As Men’s Scapegoats

Have you ever come across a tale or a myth wherein a female character was revealed as a protagonist, away from harm and not to be controlled by others? Not very likely. The mythological world was so much of men’s civilization that women weren’t after audiences’ attention whatsoever. Despite the fact that female characters were … Read more

Analysis of the Differences and Similarities of Max Brooks’ Book, World War Z and the Movie Version

The Similarities and Differences between World War Z and its Film Adaptation The novel and film adaptations of World War Z differ drastically from each other. The two have storylines that only have one common factor between them, which is zombies. The two adaptations have almost no similarities, as those working on the movie took … Read more

"Blurred Lines" Song Review

The song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Wiliiams & T.I was released on March 20, 2013 and was on the Billboard Hot 100 for 33 weeks. Unfortunately the song is very sexualised in regards to the lyrics and the video clip especially shown through the women wearing close to nothing throughout the whole … Read more

Padmaavat or Padmavati Movie Review

Padmaavat or Padmavati Movie Review is incomplete without talking about the commotion, aggression, anger and upheaval it created. Padmavati / Padmaavat depicts the legendary, Rani Padmavati, a heroic Rajput Queen of the Hindus. The Karni Sena opposed the film and aggressively demanded a ban; from intense violent threats to the director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, being … Read more

A Movie Analysis: Glory Road

Introduction Glory Road is film about an interracial college basketball team from the 1960’s. In the movie, a young coach moves to a new town to be the head basketball coach at a small division 1 university. The film demonstrates many examples of motor learning including: characteristics of learning, punishment, advanced skill characteristics, individual differences, … Read more

The Analysis of Junot Diaz’s Character

Boldly forthright and bitterly candid, Junot Diaz’s “Drown” forges a sense of community culture that propels the development of several of the work’s major themes, foremost among them the retention of historically accepted implications of masculinity. Whereas subjects such as dissecting the infamous coming of age narrative or examining the futility of the ‘American Dream’ … Read more

What if Audrey Hepburn was still alive?

“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles”. – Audrey Hepburn. What if Audrey Hepburn was still alive? What would she be … Read more

Language as a Bridge to Understanding in Things Fall Apart, a Novel by Chinua Achebe

The prose utilized to write Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is uniquely stylized and molded to suit its African setting. The author is largely successful in developing a blend between the English language and the culture of the Ibo people. Using this European language to define various unfamiliar words, explain customs, fabricate ways of … Read more

Popular music styles of 2000s

The 2000s music have created a few styles, such as indie-related genres such as Emo Alternative R&B, and a multitude of new electronic subgenres, most notably Dubstep, Bass music and Moombahton, as well as genres that fused influences from past decades, mostly the 80s, into creating new styles such as Nu-disco and Hypnagogic pop. In … Read more

I prefer to be true to myself..

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the endangerment of finding the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and finding my own detestation. Why should I worry about what others think of me? I don’t give a shit about how others perceive my personality because, to begin with, I know myself … Read more

Movie review: Remember the Titans

Situational leadership is the idea that one changes his or her leadership style in a given situation. According to Hershey and Blanchard, the type of leadership that is appropriate for any given situation is driven by follower readiness or development. Readiness is based on two factors: ability, meaning the follower has the necessary knowledge, skill, … Read more

Types of games

Action An action game is a game where there are lots of thing going on and you’re doing activities that are seen as unrealistic in real life. Some involve lots of killing which causes concern with parents. This is still an action game though because there is something exciting and out of the ordinary happening. … Read more

Jewel Bundren’s Character Analysis in As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner uses multiple narrators in As I Lay Dying, a technique that enables him to illustrate different mindsets on events and ethical questions. Some narrators’ motivations are clear: Dewey Dell is determined to get an abortion, for example, and Vardaman longs for a toy train and bananas. Jewel is more difficult to understand, and … Read more