Imagery in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

When it came to modernist poetry, imagery was important to flesh out the lavish artistic style said poets loved to express, which in turn allowed them to declare themes and concepts clearer. T.S. Eliot, consider among the great poetic modernists, masterfully utilizes imagery through his poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” to illustrate … Read more

What is Motown and what is Soul music? What makes them similar and what makes them different?

What is Motown and what is Soul music? What makes them similar and what makes them different? Motown started in Detroit, Michigan the name is also defined as motor town. Motown played is an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success. In … Read more

Ragtime and Female Roles

In the early 1900s, the time period in which the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow takes place, expectations were that women should be submissive, obedient, and dependent upon their husbands. Women were considered weak, fragile, and in need of protection from men. In Ragtime, anarchist Emma Goldman challenges the perceived role of women in their … Read more

The Influence of Reggae Music on British Society

In my paper, I will be critiquing the influence reggae music has had on British society. I will be focusing on the impact that immigrants who arrived from Jamaica during the 1960 and 1970 had on the integration process of black and white communities in Britain. I will predominantly critique the effect that the rise … Read more

King of Pop Michael Joe Jackson

King of Pop Michael Joe Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958. Michael was the fifth of Joe and Katherine Jackson’s nine children. The Jackson house was always filled with music. Katherine taught the children folk and religious songs. Joe Jackson worked at a steel plant, had always dreamed of becoming a … 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

How To Become A Man In Our Current Society

Man in the Mirror Many factors are used to determine a person’s value in society, but when simply defining what makes a man, three elements stand out — power, academia, and personality. Appearance aside, these three elements determine whether a man is worthy of a woman’s attention, worthy of being employed at a company, worthy … Read more

Why the Sounds of Piano Are Crucial to the Play “Hedda Gabler”

In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Lady Russell convinces Anne not to marry Frederick Wentworth as she finds him unworthy of Anne. Similarly, in Hedda Gabler, Hedda herself conceals her knowledge of and destroys Eilert’s manuscript in order to end his and Thea’s relationship. Involving oneself in other’s affairs can satisfy one’s desire for control. However, this … Read more

An Exploration of Differing Conceptions of Love and Friendship in An Ideal Husband

Love and friendship were major themes for Society Drama during the 1890s. An established ‘stock storyline’ of the period was that of domestic life affected by a predicament, concluding in the reassertion of common ideas: fidelity, duty, forgiveness, etc. Although An Ideal Husband adopts these motifs, it also parodies them through the exaggerated conceptions of … Read more

Subjective Interpretations In As I Lay Dying

One of the central thematic elements of As I Lay Dying is the distinction between fact and interpretation of fact. Clearly, any objective fact can result in a multitude of subjective interpretations because the characters all have individual points of view. Their perspectives of any empirical truth depends upon their prejudices and perceptions; as a … Read more

The song ‘I will always love you’

Dolly Parton is an American singer who originally wrote the song ‘I will always love you’ in 1974 then later on she recorded another version for the 1982 movie ‘the best little whorehouse in Texas’ she originally wrote this song after a breakup. Whitney Huston was… In 1992 the late Whitney Huston remade the song … Read more

My Attitude To Sgt. Pepper’s New CD

Response to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band I double-check my purse before leaving my dorm room. Yes, I have my Sgt. Pepper’s CD. I’m all set to leave for Thanksgiving break, so I begin to lug my suitcase and laundry baskets down three flights of stairs. Once I get my various items loaded into … Read more

Operational risk

Operational risk is a risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems or from external events. It includes legal risk, but excludes strategic and reputational risk. Operational risk management has always been a complex function for banks. Today the scope of regulatory compliance and risk management has become much broader, … Read more

“I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman

The poem “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman is written in first-person point of view. Whitman writes the poem from his viewpoint using the word “I”. Whitman, as the narrator, hears and observes the hard-working individuals of America as they live their lives, carrying out their everyday responsibilities. We see through the eyes of … Read more

New York Musical Stage and the Panorama Festival

After the Panorama festival entered the New York City music festival scene, Founders Entertainment, the independent promoters that produce the Governors Ball entered into negotiations with Live Nation for the large concert promotion company to purchase a majority stake in Founders Entertainment (Nelson, 2016). According to Billboard magazine online, “A festival arms race of sort … Read more

The Different Cultures in Africa, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States in Babies, a Film Documentary by Thomas Balmes

Throughout the documentary Babies, the audience is given an insight on four different cultures: Africa, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States. The film focuses on the development and cultural traditions of bearing and raising and infant. According to Piaget, this entire film is documenting the child’s sensorimotor stage of life. The sensorimotor stage is from … Read more

Impressions From Fall Out Boy Performance

Boys of Zummer concert From the moment I went to my first concert I was in love with being near someone I had looked up to for many years standing directly in front of me and being surrounded with individuals whom I related to on an emotional level. The excitement, anticipation, and hype of getting … Read more

Evelyn Nesbit: From Being Object to Becoming a Subject

From “the Other” towards “the Subject” —A Study of Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime Abstract The purpose of this paper is two-fold. I will analyze Evelyn Nesbit’s personalities presented in Ragtime as a recreated character that is not lifted straight from the pages of the history books. With the concept “the Other” coined by French feminist … Read more