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Negative Side-Effects of Free Speech

Since the beginning of our country, one of our founding principles has been the right to express yourself through speech, media, or any other means of communication. For a long time those that founded our country were under the control of the British, and the lack of freedom to do and say what was on […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2009 Topics: Censorship, Freedom Of Speech, Hate crime, Hate speech, Liberty, Social Issues, Social Media

Imperialism in “Heart of Darkness” and “Things Fall Apart”

Throughout the novels, Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart, both illustrate the complexity and the morality surrounding imperialism, which struck the continent of Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. By comparing and contrasting the two different perspectives on the effects of imperialism shown in Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart, […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1260 Topics: Chinua Achebe, Heart of Darkness, Imperialism, Things Fall Apart
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Comparative Study on Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness illustrate the various ways of representing Africa in the form of literature. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad presents Africa through the perspective of colonization by the Europeans who depict the African continent as savages, uncivilized, and underdeveloped. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, on the other hand, […]

Pages: 2 Words: 615 Topics: Africa, Chinua Achebe, Critical Theory, Heart of Darkness, Things Fall Apart

Heart of Darkness & Things Fall Apart

Authors write to tell stories to the reader, but they also write to communicate personal opinions and ideas to show the reader. Readers are able to be bias with their own personal beliefs that they have in common with the novel, usually with their own race or religion. Throughout the novel, Heart of Darkness, Joseph […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1223 Topics: Heart of Darkness, Things Fall Apart

Novels Kanthapura and Things Fall Apart

Raja Rao and Chinua Achebe through the depiction of the respective philosophies in their novels Kanthapura and Things Fall Apart brings out the perception of social, cultural and traditional aspects of Nigerian village Umuofia and Indian village of Kanthapura. Moreover, both the authors through these philosophies put light on the issue of colonization which the […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2017 Topics: Chinua Achebe, Mahatma Gandhi, Things Fall Apart

“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

In “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., the author tells a story about the government forcing equality on citizens by the use of handicaps; in doing so they hold everyone back from their fullest potential. In the story, the central theme is equality; as Harrison is shown as a symbol for individuality, the tone shift […]

Pages: 2 Words: 653 Topics: Harrison Bergeron

A Critical Analysis of Harrison Bergeron

I decided to write my analysis on story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and what he talks about is the future. This short essay is one of the best that Kurt Vonnegut Jr wrote because of the interesting things he put into this essay. It has horrifying situations that become humorous by an interesting […]

Pages: 3 Words: 791 Topics: Disability, Harrison Bergeron

Distorted Equality in “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut

The governments of the USA and other most developed countries of Europe take various measures to protect democracy and cultivate democratic principles, ideas and values among their citizens. These measures include ensuring equality and justice for all the people and creating equal opportunities for the favorable and comprehensive personal and professional development of humans and […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1568 Topics: Harrison Bergeron, Justice

Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron”

“Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” is a dystopian society where equality is mandated by law through extreme measures like weights for the strong, distraction devices for the intelligent, and masks for the beautiful. The premise is that because everyone is the “same” or “equal” there will be no conflicts because there are no differences. Vonnegut exhibits […]

Pages: 1 Words: 415 Topics: Fiction, Harrison Bergeron

Symbolism in “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut

Throughout history equality has been a goal for the world. But, have we ever stopped to think what true and complete equality would bring? In the short story, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, he explores the idea of total fairness. This tale explains why equality is not something we should strive for and the dangers […]

Pages: 2 Words: 725 Topics: Harrison Bergeron

The Analysis of Harrison Burgeron

Taking a step forward into the future; the year is 2081, and everyone is legally obligated to be equal and have true equality. When reading into the mind baby of Kurt Vonnegut titled, “Harrison Burgeron,” it puts the reader in a pseudo-utopian, more dystopian United States of America in the year of 2081. The government […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1016 Topics: Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron: the Rebellion for Freedom

Beauty masked. The strong are forced to pretend to be weak. The brightest minds forced to average intelligence. Equality in all people with all abilities is only possible with complete control and a lack of freedom to be different. Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian, science fiction, “Harrison Bergeron” was published in October of 1961. The story takes […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1272 Topics: Harrison Bergeron

What you Redeem, i Will Write (About)

What You Pawn I Will Redeem by Sherman Alexie is a fictional work of arts that describes the story of a Spokane Indian man named Jackson Jackson who is going along this journey to find and to redeem his grandmother’s powwow-dance regalia which was stolen from his grandmother over 50 years prior and which he […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1163 Topics: Literacy, The Tempest

Against Violence of Arab and Muslim People

At the same time, President George W. Bush denounced private violence against Arab and Muslim people as “un-American and unlawful,” subject to hate crime investigations because “such senseless acts violate federal law.” In other words, hate crimes were “un-American” and “unlawful” in the sense that they violated the American creed of equality and fairness. Perhaps […]

Pages: 2 Words: 488 Topics: Injustice, Justice, Prison, Rights, Social Issues, United States, Violence

Poems as an Interesting Way to Communicate

Authors employ different approaches to ensure that the message conveyed in their text reaches the target audience in the best manner possible. Poems serve as an interesting way that a writer can communicate the text. It is evident that epic poems had strong messages and their glory remains through generations. Odyssey serves as one of […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1232 Topics: Odysseus, Odyssey, Poetry

Heart of Darkness – Day 1

Marlow is a very skeptical man of the individuals surrounding him, which leads him to having a very independent mind. He has the ability to draw images within a story an individual is telling. From the opening of the book, Conrad uses imagery of light and dark and discusses London. Marlow and Conrad work together […]

Pages: 1 Words: 314 Topics: Heart of Darkness

Apple: most Innovative Company

Apple is the company that I chose to do for my essay. April 1st, 1976 was when apple was first ever created (Rawlinson, 2017, pg1). The original founder of Apple which is Steve Jobs, he was initially introduced to a man named Steve Wozniak and together the two began to create inventions that lead them […]

Pages: 2 Words: 583 Topics: Apple Inc, Computers, Digital Technology, Steve Jobs

General Overview of Apple Company

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer digital electronics, computer software, and internet-related services. Apple was founded on April 1st of 1976 in Cupertino, California by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Apple faced great challenges and obstacles for its first two decades and made a comeback […]

Pages: 3 Words: 814 Topics: Apple Inc, Retail, Steve Jobs

War is not Part of Human Nature

At the beginning, the war is inherently perceived in an optimistic and joyous light; however, this belief is quickly shattered by the gruesome circumstances faced by the soldiers fighting the war, including utter destruction of resources, immense carnage, and psychological trauma that lead to a quick decline of hope, joy, and innocence. In addition to […]

Pages: 2 Words: 509 Topics: All Quiet on the Western Front, War

African-Americans in the Play Fences

At face value, the play Fences is just simply about the difficulties that African-Americans faced in that time period. However, in addition to racial relations, the play hints at something else. Through the main character Troy, we can also get the understanding the author is trying to tell us something about life. Through Troy, we […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1043 Topics: Brown V. Board Of Education, Jim Crow Laws, Racial Segregation, United States

Importance of Education and Racial Equality in America

At a very young age, Thurgood Marshall’s parents really emphasized how important education is and always wanted him to think and learn . This, and with his school making him memorize parts of the U.S. constitution at an early age, set him up to be the ambitious Associate Justice of the supreme court and its […]

Pages: 1 Words: 416 Topics: Brown V. Board Of Education, Human Rights, NAACP, Social Issues, Thurgood Marshall, United States, United States Constitution

Chapter Seven Summary of Zinn’s Book

As with the rest of his book, Zinn has a very interesting approach to the topics presented in chapter seven of his book. In this chapter, Zinn discusses the cruelty and deceit of the Native Americans in the United States. This chapter also exposes many leaders like Andrew Jackson, along with significant events such as […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1336 Topics: Andrew Jackson, Book, Cherokee, Trail Of Tears, United States

Position Paper: same Sex Marriage

As time goes on, laws and our society changes gradually. If America were to stay the same and never change, imagine where we as a society would be. Over the course of the years, people fought for their civil right’s. From 1954–1968, African American’s protested and earned their freedom after slavery ended in the Civil […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1816 Topics: Discrimination, Human Sexuality, LGBT rights, Marriage, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Social Issues

A Newly Renowned Boxer Muhammad Ali

As the Vietnam War was on the rise and segregation filled the nation, Muhammad Ali, a newly renowned boxer, declined being drafted into the U.S. army on account of his Muslim beliefs which resulted in the tragedy of losing all his boxing titles, honor, pride and a five-year jail sentence; this event affected the country […]

Pages: 11 Words: 3323 Topics: Boxing, Islam, Muhammad Ali

The Middle Class and Aristocrats into France

As the period of Enlightenment ushered into France, the middle class and aristocrats created an uproar within the high social order in France. Their fight for more power and the hardships of the peasants were just the tip of the iceberg. Between the wars and the maintenance of France’s military, the issues of taxes created […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1531 Topics: Catholic Church, Christianity, France, French Revolution, Martin Luther, Middle class, Social Class

African-American Representation in Hollywood

As the 1960s rolled around the United States became highly unstable in terms of social justice. Forms of racism and discrimination skyrocketed, while social class placement became the new hot topic for gossip. This all took place during the time known as the civil rights era. The beginning of this eventful decade with the presidential […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1708 Topics: 1960s, Civil Rights Movement, Discrimination, Inequality, John F Kennedy, Racism, Social Inequality

Art and Science: Cooperating Together to Push Society Forward

Art has the ability to inspire the world to work toward something once thought impossible or unknown before. Scientific innovation can inspire art that questions what we are truly seeing in our lives. When both are utilized together, works of art can complement science just as science can complement art. Without art, science would remain […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1858 Topics: Age Of Enlightenment, Art, Immanuel Kant, Leonardo Da Vinci

Disidentification in the Contention of Black Masculinity Vs Homosexuality

Munoz (1999) posited that disidentification is a mechanism used by marginalized groups in order to survive in a world into which they do not fit or necessarily desire to conform, and which punishes, ostracizes, derides, or even kills said “fringe members” of the dominant group. Through disidentification, those who are marginalized engage in a “performance” […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1360 Topics: Gender, Gender role, Homosexuality, Masculinity, Sex, Sexual Orientation

Applying Queer Theory and Disability Studies in the Film ‘Margarita with a Straw’

Introduction According to Cambridge English Dictionary, a film consists of a series of moving pictures that have been recorded so that they can be shown at the cinema or the television. A film tells a story or shows a real situation. There is no clear start to the film making industry. Film and literary theories […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1999 Topics: Critical Theory, Disability, Gender, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Lgbt, Sexual Orientation

Against Homosexual Discrimination and LGBT Rights

Before the 20th century, there was rarely anybody to speak out against homosexual discrimination and LGBT rights. The whole subject was taboo and could be punished by law for even being suspected of taking part in any ‘homosexual activity’ in many places. We, as a society and country, have been through a lot since then, […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1330 Topics: Gender, Gender Equality, Homosexuality, Justice, Lgbt, LGBT rights, Sexual Orientation
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