The Persistence of Racism and Unconscious Bias in Brent Staples' Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space

In Brent Staples’ ‘Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space,’ Staples portrays the matters, stereotypes, and censures he undergoes as a black man in public settings. Staples offers his viewpoint by introducing the audience into believing he is committing an offense but ultimately indicates the manner in which his actions taken towards him … Read more

How Philosophical Laziness Affects The Society According To The Essay On Laziness By Christopher Morley

On Laziness Analysis In Christopher Morley’s essay, On Laziness, Morley analyzes the importance of philosophical laziness in society, observing the “bustling man” and condemning his behavior. Morley’s use of personal and historical anecdotes covey’s the unorthodox idea that laziness can provide happiness and purpose in life. In the third paragraph Morley states, “we were born … Read more

Evil and Immoral Characters in the Play “Othello” by William Shakespeare

“An evil person may be considered as somebody who condones bad or morally wrong activities that cause ruin, injury, misfortune or destruction” Brandon Johnson writes in. In the play “Othello” by William Shakespeare the character of Iago can be considered evil and immoral. Iago is a two faced cynical that only wants revenge and does … Read more

The Sympathizer’s Character Review

The Sympathizer’s main character, is an unnamed half-French and half-Vietnamese spy. The main character is an aide-de-camp to the general in the Special Branch, the central intelligence organization of the anti-Communist South Vietnamese Army. The narrator is shown as a trusted member of the generals circle, it is quickly revealed to the reader that the … Read more

Lessons to learn from Humble Sushi

Walking into the dimly lit, crowded restaurant, my first instinct was to walk right back out. I was in Chicago, why was I dining at some dive bar? I walked past the skimpily dressed hosts and was seated with the rest of my party at a large round table. My day had been wonderful up … Read more

Knowledge is Not Wisdom

You can never have too much knowledge. People often like to argue this against the cliche claim that “too much of any good thing is bad for you”. However, with knowledge, comes the importance of a relatively equal amount of wisdom. Mary Shelley demonstrates this idea through Victor Frankenstein and the unstable Monster that he … Read more