Review of Young Macduff’s Role as Illustrated by William Shakespeare in His Play Macbeth

Character Sketch: Young Macduff a.k.a “son” In William Shakespeares “Macbeth”, an epic play about blood, glory and pride, Young Mcduff’s tragic yet heroic lifestory is revealed. His father of course is Macduff, one of Scotland’s most prestigous nobleman, and his mother is Lady Macduff. Macduff was very close to King Duncan and after his untimely … Read more

Protective factors and resilience

The term “protective factors” is defined as conditions or qualities in people, families, communities, or the greater society that, when exhibited, alleviate or disregard risk in families and communities that, when shown, increase the health and well-being of children and families. There are six protective factors that strengthen families and help in the development of … Read more

Christopher Nolan’s Prestige And The Borden Twins

In The Prestige by Christopher Nolan, two magicians, named Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, have an ongoing feud that was caused by the death of one Angier wife. This then leads to seeing who was able to create the greatest trick, and it seems that Alfred had won that title. He had come up with … Read more

Family Bonds ad Bloodlines Conflicts in Kindred

Relationships between brothers and sisters can be complicated; relationships between parents and children can be even more so. Family often varies in definition from one person to the next. For the majority of the population, the idea of a “nuclear family” doesn’t exist. In the novel Kindred, Octavia Butler uses both science fiction and slave … Read more

Relationships, Marriage, and Complexity in The Namesake

Within The Namesake, Lahiri presents the relationship between men and women as heavily shaped by their environment, heritage and socio-economic background. The relationship between the Ratliffs, Maxine’s parents, Gerald and Lydia, is directly juxtaposed against the relationship of Ashoke and Ashima as being more loving and physically affectionate, due to the Western culture they have … Read more

How To Care For The Elderly At Home

Share Grandparents, parents, in-laws or uncles may need our care when they reach a certain age. Although some families choose to take their relatives to specialized care centers or hire someone to assist them, others decide to keep them in the home and give them the attention they deserve. Learn in this article several tips … Read more

What is the Sandwich Generation?

Based on what I learned this semester, I think being a sandwich generationer is the most challenging to Americans and their families. A sandwich generationer is a caregiver to an elderly parent/relative and children or anyone who acts as a dual caregiver whether it parents, grandparents, and children. Sandwich generationers not only have to deal … Read more

How teenage girls help rehome pets

Imagine you are all alone outside in the cold with no food or water, and people passing by and doing nothing. As a result that all changed when teens started to help find homes for abandoned pets. Teen activist, such as Faye Carey, Anya Agarwal, and Sparta High School Students are working hard to combat … Read more

The most dangerous dog breed in the world

Scientists, experts and common dog lovers can’t agree on which dog breed should be considered the most dangerous in the world. However due to frequent attacks on people certain breeds are banned from breeding, keeping and selling. In many countries we took these black lists as the base for our own top 5 of the … Read more

Violations of Children’s Rights

“ Children living in war zones are more vulnerable to all kinds of abuses, including being recruited to serve in government forces and opposition armed groups. The use of children in armed conflict is a violation of human rights, a war crime and a worst form of child labour, which by ILO Convention No. 182 … Read more

Different types of play as an important part of young children’s development

Physical development should be seen as being important part of young children’s development especially for the child’s intellectual development. The Welsh government play policy (2002) defines play as children’s behavior which is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. It is performed for no external goal or reward and helps grow their independence. Types of … Read more

"A dog is a man’s best friend”

That common saying may contain some truths, but dogs are not the only animal friend whose companionship people enjoy. Cats are the choice pet for many people. Despite what dog lovers may believe, cats make excellent house pets. This is because they are good companions, they are civilized members of the household, and they are … Read more

The importance of a father in the home

“Studies show that if your child’s father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he can contribute greatly to your child’s cognitive, language, and social development, as well as academic achievement, a strong inner core resource, sense of well-being, good self-esteem, and authenticity”, Quoted by Dr. Gail Gross. Today, the father’s role is more than providing for … Read more

Relationships, Marriage, and Complexity in The Namesake

Within The Namesake, Lahiri presents the relationship between men and women as heavily shaped by their environment, heritage and socio-economic background. The relationship between the Ratliffs, Maxine’s parents, Gerald and Lydia, is directly juxtaposed against the relationship of Ashoke and Ashima as being more loving and physically affectionate, due to the Western culture they have … Read more

Why Dogs Are Better Pets That Cats

When you hear the word pets the first few that would fine to mind would be a dog , cat, goldfish or even a rabbit . Some persons may decide to have a not so common pet like a tiger, spider or even an elephant. Pets have become a usual thing in most humans’ lives … Read more

Mirror Dynamics Between Alice and Dana

As one may look into a mirror, the reflections that they see may vary. For Dana Franklin in Octavia Butler’s Kindred (1979), she sees her long lost ancestor Alice Greenwood. The story tells the tale of Dana, a young black woman in the 70’s, and her husband Kevin, a young white author, as they travel … Read more

Making Traditional Food From Ghana

My family emigrated from Ghana, located in West Africa. We have been living in America for a few years now and we still hold on to our traditions. Things such as food, tradition and practices shape my family today. Africans foods such us fufu, banku and rice are eaten more at home. These foods bring … Read more

Mother’s Day Skittles Ad: An Analysis

The Mother’s Day Commercial Advertisements play a necessary part of these sales process for company to introduce a new product, and persuade more customers to spend on their goods, in order for the company to earn more profit. However, it is a challenge to think of an idea that attracts more customers’ attention since every … Read more

The Distorted View of Sethe on Motherhood and Its Impact on Her Decision to Kill Her Children in Beloved, a Novel by Toni Morrison

In fiction, the typical image of maternity is that of a mother doting and loving her children unconditionally. Yet, when women write about the subject of motherhood, they complicate and draw criticisms of the standard mentality of maternity. When any toxic dimensions, such as slavery, interfere with motherhood, the issue of being a mom when … Read more

Alice Greenwood: an Individual against Environment

Octavia E. Butler’s novel Kindred details the harrowing journey of 26-year-old Dana Franklin. A modern black woman from 1970s Los Angeles, Dana is continuously jerked back through time to the land of her ancestors: early 1800s Maryland. Her task? Save her white ancestor, Rufus Weylin, from death. The risk? If she does not, she may … Read more

A father’s legacy

I once knew a staggeringly handsome man who had thick jet black hair and a mustache. An extraordinary extrovert, this man had a jovial laugh and a jubilant energy; a kind of energy that spread like fire and radiated to all who surrounded him. He loved his daughter, sports, egg salad, listened to Chicago, loved … Read more

The novel Esperanza

Esperanza is a girl who moves with her family to a house on Mango Street. It is a little red house that has come down in a humble neighborhood, far from what Esperanza had expected when her parents promised her they would move to a house. Esperanza, to whom her youngest sister, Nenny, follows everywhere, … Read more

Dowry as the basis for Indian Marriage

Dowry is the payment in cash or/and kind by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’ s family along with the giving away of the bride in Indian marriage. “Kanyadanam” is an important part of Hindu marital rites. Kanya means daughter, and dana means gift. Dowry originated in upper caste families as the wedding gift to … Read more

Which animal will make the best pet

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” – Roger Caras. Has anyone of you heard that phrase before? I know it sounds kind of cliche but due to several reasons, dogs are awesome and they certainly make the best pet. Here’s why dogs really deserve the title of “man’s best … Read more

Father Theme in Lawrence’s ;Sons and Lovers;

“I would write a different Sons and Lovers now; my mother was wrong, and I thought she was absolutely right.” (Jeffers 296) This line betrays D. H. Lawrence’s eventual realization about his maternal fixation. As a corollary, it might be implied that he regretted villainizing his father. However, critics have maintained that Lawrence was too … Read more

My Biggest Fear

Being a parent is very challenging in life. We have to do our best just to live in this world with no parent. We have to do everything to be a good person whenever there is not an elder one. It is very hard for us to live without a parent. Everyone needs a parent … Read more

Analysis to "marrying absurd"

In “Marrying Absurd,” Joan Didion illustrates the experience of getting “married” in Las Vegas as completely meaningless because it has become too simple. Didion claims that this process is pointless because obtaining a marriage license has become more of a business. Didion supports these claims by using a derogatory tone as well as personal anecdotes … Read more

The Importance of Family Values All Over the World

The meaning of family varies from place to place and from culture to culture. Ideally I’ve never thought about what a perfect family would be because every family has a totally different dynamic from the next. If I had to guess, I would say it would be a family that despite everyone’s faults is still … Read more

Mother tongue by Amy Tan: About Common Asian-American Prejudice

Asian-American Stereotypes In the article “Mother Tongue,” the author Amy Tan expresses her opinion on both the english language for asian-american stereotypes and their culture based on their degree and language “classes” during school years. As a writer of the story, Amy feels as if the teachers have been forcing asian-american students into math and … Read more

Peer Buddies: What Motivated Me to Join

Peer Buddies is a club at Whippany Park High School, that I have belonged to of for four years. I consider it to be the most rewarding club at Whippany Park High School. Peer Buddies allows students with disabilities to improve both their social and their life skills while working with their peers. As a … Read more