The History of Fall Out Boy Band

Fall Out Boy was formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of Patrick Stump; lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Pete Wentz; bassist, Joe Trohman; lead guitarist, and drummer Andy Hurley. The band originated from Chicago’s hardcore punk scene, with which all members were involved at one point. Wentz and … Read more

Michael Jackson’S The Most Popular Album, “Thriller”

Michael Jackson’s pop magnum opus, “Thriller,” was a cultural turning point for music as a whole. And out of all those hard hitting tracks, one truly captured the es- sence of Michael Jackson. The song, “Billie Jean,” embodies everything in Jackson’s ability to create music. From the track’s darker and more mature content, incredible production … Read more

The Concept of Contrapasso and its representation

Inferno narrates Dante’s journey through Hell which is guided by the Roman poet Virgil. During their travels through each of the nine circles of Hell, Dante and Virgil witness contrapasso, or the law which ensures that each sinner is punished with a sentence that suits their offense’s severity according to Medieval expectations. Some punishments that … Read more

“Mockingbird” by Eminem

Marshall Mathers, better known by his stage name, Eminem, is one of the best artists and lyricists in the history of rap music. “Mockingbird is the best and most meaningful song that Eminem has recorded. Even though, I was a young child when I first heard this song, I did not understand the true meaning … Read more

The Ways Dante Influenced T.S.Eliot’s Works

T.S. Eliot is considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century and his poetry was greatly influenced by Dante Alighieri. Eliot’s introduction to Dante was in his college years at Harvard, where he studied philosophy. Eliot read Dante’s works extensively in college and may have meant to “apprentice” himself to learn everything he … Read more

Themes of ‘Heal the World’

The themes of ‘heal the world’ are love, hope, peace and equality. The song shows its’ hope that the world can be far away from the war in order to achieve human peace, friendship and prosperity. It expresses people’s longing for love and yearning for peace in the world. It hopes the world is full … Read more

Lady Gaga – "Bad Romance"

Lady Gaga – Bad Romance Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga is one of the most unconventional woman artist and one of the best-selling of all time. She started her musical career at 15, escalating faster than anyone every music charts. She currently has several Guinness World Records, three Brit Awards and … Read more

Aaron as a Purely Evil Character

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil” -Cicero- There are villainous characters throughout the history of literature that capture our utmost fears of hatred, vengeance, and psychotic behavior. The complexity of the characters one comes to adore, though, arise when abruptly, the character manifests some sort of moral condition, or provides … Read more

Models of political rebellion as displayed in 1984 and V for Vendetta

Problems faced by characters in literature often repeat themselves, and when these characters decide to solve these standard problems, their actions are often more similar than they first appear. This idea is evident when comparing the actions taken by Winston Smith in George Orwell’s novel 1984 and V in James McTeigue’s film adaptation of V … 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

Paul McCartney biography

Sir James Paul McCartney (better known as just Paul McCartney) was born on June 18, 1942 at Walton Hospital in Liverpool, England. He was the first son of Mary and James McCartney. His brother, Peter Michael McCartney, was born eighteen months later. McCartney’s mother worked at Walton Hospital as a nurse, but sadly, she died … Read more

Compassion, Fear and Pity in the Inferno

In the Inferno, Dante responds to the sinners’ torments with fear and compassion. Compassion comes from the Latin root meaning “to suffer with” and Dante often engages in the sinners’ suffering. He cries for the magicians in Canto XX, lamenting that, “tears, down from the [sinner’s] eyes, / bathed the buttocks, running down the cleft. … Read more

An Analysis of The Death of Emmett Till by Bob Dylan and Mississippi Goddamn by Nina Simone

The Death of Emmett Till and Mississippi Goddam In a time in American history when inequality was the leader of our country and murder and violence were an everyday occurrence, Emmett Till was a fourteen year-old boy who was visiting Mississippi when he allegedly flirted with a white woman and was lynched by two white … Read more

Growing Up in “The Flowers” by Alice Walker

In the coming-of-age story “The Flowers,” Alice Walker effectively portrays an endearing, innocent African American girl whose transition to adulthood comes suddenly and without warning. It begins with a rosy and light-hearted illustration of Myop’s life and closes with a gruesome, sobering event that changes her forever: she stumbles upon the body of an African-American … Read more

Themes of ‘Heal the World’

The themes of ‘heal the world’ are love, hope, peace and equality. The song shows its’ hope that the world can be far away from the war in order to achieve human peace, friendship and prosperity. It expresses people’s longing for love and yearning for peace in the world. It hopes the world is full … 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

Literary Interpretation and Meaning of Dante’s Inferno

The most puzzling circle of hell in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno is also one of the first. It is here, in the second circle, where the lustful spend eternity. Canto V is filled with contradictions, puzzlements, and curious word choices. At first glance, Dante’s account of the lustful sinners appears to be entirely one-dimensional: these are … Read more

Frank Sinatra’s Early Life

Frank Sinatra Lately, Frank Sinatra has been termed as the entertainer of the 20th century due to his impact in the entertainment industry worldwide. Often Sinatra has been termed as a peerless singer, tireless lover, business mogul, a few moments’ accomplishments as an actor and an associate of infamous as well as powerful people. Sinatra … Read more

Comparing the Book of John and Genesis

Similarities between Genesis 1 and John 1 are that they both function as creation stories in the sense that they refer to the origin of life on earth. This similarity is explicitly highlighted since both accounts begin with the words “In the beginning….” (Gen 1:1, John 1:1). Both mention God as creator of life and … Read more

Gender in The Rainbow

The differences between men and women have been distinguished since the beginning of time. Though traditional gender roles by circumstance often portray the niche best exuded by a gender, it is undeniable that the emblematic characteristics accredited to a specific sex are often false. For example, the belief that men are the true movers-and-shakers of … 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

The Question of Nature of Fame and Glory

“What is fame? Fame is but a slow decay ­ Even this shall pass away.” ­ Theodore Tilton The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, is a poem laden with such Christian themes as love, the search for happiness, and the desire to see God. Among these Christian themes, however, is Dante’s obsession with and desire … Read more