Analysis Of The Graham Greene’s Novel "The Quiet American"

In Graham Greene’s novel, The Quiet American, Greene portrays American character and foreign policy during the 1950’s. He does so by maintaining three important themes; the insufficiency of theoretical thinking, the fear of innocence, and the difficulty of remaining neutral. Throughout the novel, Greene emphasizes “that innocence and idealism can claim as many lives as … Read more

A Reflective Essay on the ‘Best of Enemies’ Documentary

‘Best of Enemies’ revolved around two highly intelligent yet complete polar opposites in ideologies William F. Buckley Jr., a conservative, and Gore Vidal, a liberal, as they battle out their wits during the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968. They genuinely despised each other, as evidenced by their debates, until both of them committed ad … Read more

New Literacy Practices

Over the last decade, the information age has been rapidly changed by the introduction of the new literacy. But even this definition, now a decade old, fails to articulate how might change in an “information age. New literacies have risen due to the introduction of new technologies such as text messages, blogging, social media, video … Read more

Personal essay: the meaning of literacy

The meaning of literacy is the ability to read and write. Since I am now in America, Literacy has a new definition for me, because I have to speak and write in English instead of my native language. During the experience of learning English, I encountered language barrier and culture shock. Now looking back the … Read more

Analysis Of The Graham Greene’s Novel "The Quiet American"

In Graham Greene’s novel, The Quiet American, Greene portrays American character and foreign policy during the 1950’s. He does so by maintaining three important themes; the insufficiency of theoretical thinking, the fear of innocence, and the difficulty of remaining neutral. Throughout the novel, Greene emphasizes “that innocence and idealism can claim as many lives as … Read more