South Park Critical Response Paper

Comedy Central’s South Park is an animated comedy sitcom that utilizes surreal humor to lampoon a wide range of topics, many of which are controversial in society. Schulzke’s (2012) “Contentious Language: South Park and the Transformation of Meaning” article examines South Park’s “The F Word” episode and its attempt to challenge linguistic conventions. “The F … Read more

Narrative Voice in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom

“On or about December 1910 human nature changed. All human relations shifted…and when human relations change there is at the same time change in religion, politics, and literature”; thus, Modernism was born (Woolf qtd in Galens 175). Modernism was a movement that pursued a truthful portrayal of the world by focusing on the human experience … Read more

The Voice of The Other in Wide Sargasso Sea

“How will you like being made exactly like other people?” is a question that echoes through Antoinette’s mind early within Jean Rhys’s responsive and revisionist text, Wide Sargasso Sea (Rhys 22). Constructing her protagonist from Charlotte Bronte’s insane Bertha Mason, Rhys aims to write the history, the preface, of one of the most discussed feminist … Read more

The Impact of the Power of Lies, Reputation, and the Theme of Revenge in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller

Power of lies + Reputation = REVENGE Revenge can be taken in many different ways, such as fights, lies , arguments, etc. In Arthur Miller’s Crucible, the theme of revenge plays a major role. He based this book on the Salem Witch Trials which took place in the early 1950’s. All the characters were somehow … Read more

The Big Bang theory

Scientists believe the Universe began in a hot ‘big bang’ about 13,600 million years ago. The Universe continues to expand today. The evidence for the Big Bang theory includes the existence of a microwave background radiation, and red-shift. Stars do not remain the same, but change as they age. Scientists have gathered a lot of … Read more

Matt Mercer – The Voice Acting Expert

In addition to the on-screen celebrities who frequently grace our television screens with their splendor, there exist some behind-screen celebs who take up positions off the screen and showcase their prowess and inborn talent through their voices on the set of cartoons, video games and animated movies. The celebrated voice artist, producer and director Matt … Read more

the Harney vs. Sony Pictures Television Inc. Court Case: The Trial Verdict and the Case of Abuse of the Copyright Law

Harney v. Sony Pictures Television Inc., 41 Med.L.Rptr. 113. Facts: In April, 2007, photographer Donald Harney took a picture of what appeared to be a father and daughter out at an event. Almost a full year later, in 2008, the couple in question became involved in a kidnapping case, and the daughter was abducted by … Read more

“Just and Sharp Revenge”: The Question of Underworld Justice in “The Spanish Tragedy”

“‘Send him,’ quoth [Minos], ‘to our infernal king, / To doom him as best seems his majesty” (1.1.52-3). Nestled in the lengthy opening monologue by Don Andrea, these lines introduce the overarching question that Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy seeks to answer – the question of Don Andrea’s “doom.” In the underworld, Aeacus and Rhadamanth … Read more

The History of Superheroes

I.INTRODUCTION A superhero or a superheroine (which is found in 1917) is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains while in some of the people, a superhero cannot be defined solely by superhuman powers like Batman, he … Read more

The Voices of the Voiceless: Comparing the Poetry of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen

As two key figureheads in what is now deemed the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen served as voices for a previously voiceless population. Their poetry speaks of the enduring struggles of being an African American, and the effort required to merely survive in such a discriminatory society. However, despite being poets with similar … Read more

The Handmaids Tale Novel in the Historical Context

Texts are, by nature, cultural artefacts, intrinsically influenced by the societys from which they emerge. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) offers a “twist of today’s society” – the phallocentric Gileadean dictatorship, as seen through the eyes of narrator Offred. Set in a totalitarian and repressive theocracy, Atwood warns of the danger of fundamentalist religion … Read more

Hmong Faith’s Portrayal in Drama Series Grey’s Anatomy

The debate between religion verses science has been a conflict over centuries and a dividing factor in modern day culture. Typically, doctors have a difficult time understanding a patient’s decision to deny treatment because of their beliefs and religion, which could potentially terminate a life-threatening disease. However, in Grey’s Anatomy, a popular television series, the … Read more

Survival of the fittest seminar

Charles Darwin gave his theory of evolution by the way or Natural Selection in 1858 as an explanation for adaptation and variation in species and organisms. Natural selection is the differentiation of organisms due to the differences in phenotype. Natural selection acts on the phenotype of an organism. The phenotype is the observable characteristics of … Read more

Edgar Allan Poe’s Description of the Topic of Vengeance as Illustrated in His Book, The Cask of Amontillado

Is revenge ever justified? Mankind believes in the necessity of revenge to make justice, by their own hands. The idea of revenge has been present in numerous novels, television shows, as well as movies and films. For instance in the movie Taken, the theme of revenge is clearly shown when a retired Gonverment Agent, Bryan, … Read more

American Heroes: Franklin and McCandless as the Representatives of American values

In Ourselves We Trust America has always been a place of ideals, a place where people have striven for their concept of a perfect lifestyle. Certain virtues have permeated the American spirit, and they continue to influence social revolutionaries today. Motivation, courage, intellect, and thoughtfulness are some of the most pertinent assets of the stereotypical … Read more

Comparing and contrasting governments in Thomas More’s Utopia and Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince

Government is an important part of any country. Whether the officials in charge are skilled or not at their jobs can make or break the country. The United States of America will probably be headed more toward “break” due to the upcoming election, but I am going to focus on another country’s government for now. … Read more

Review of Culpability from Medea’s Vengeance and Jason’s Disloyalty as Described in Medea, A Play by Euripides

Medea’s revenge ultimately makes her far more guilty than Jason. Discuss. Penned in a time of legend and antiquity, Euripides’ meditation on ‘where love was once deepest a cancer spreads’ elucidates the self-serving infidelity and untempered vengeance of both Jason and Medea, respectively. Initially painted as a victimized and desolate character, Medea’s inner disdain is … Read more

Interrelation of the Heroes and the Setting in the Canterbury Tales

The characters introduced in the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales each represent a stereotype of a kind of person that Chaucer would have been familiar with in 14th Century England. Each character is unique, yet embodies many physical and behavioral traits that would have been common for someone in their profession. In preparing the … Read more

The Impact of the Power of Lies, Reputation, and the Theme of Revenge in The Crucible, a Play by Arthur Miller

Power of lies + Reputation = REVENGE Revenge can be taken in many different ways, such as fights, lies , arguments, etc. In Arthur Miller’s Crucible, the theme of revenge plays a major role. He based this book on the Salem Witch Trials which took place in the early 1950’s. All the characters were somehow … Read more

Is Utopia Possible? Analyzing Plato’s Republic

With the goal of creating the perfect society, the utopia of Plato’s Republic rather presents a dystopia that enforces the marginalization of the individual. Plato believes a strict regulation that constricts independence and individuality makes it possible for citizens to live simple and peaceful lives. Because Plato views freedom as a threat of gaining unnecessary … Read more

The Importance Of Telecommunications For Business

Telecommunication services have a robust global market existence that is rapidly growing and is different in various parts of the world. Telecom services differ in both developing and developed countries due to fiber infrastructures, competition and modern technology (Olbeter, 2005). Telecom services have a strong market presence in developed countries like Europe where the high … Read more

Moria as a Symbol of Hope to Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Inspiration can often be found even in the darkest of times. Often, when people are going through difficult times, they find inspiration in things such as religion, books, and even other people. In The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Offred, the novel’s protagonist, lives in a dystopian society called The Republic of Gilead where, because … Read more