You've probably heard about the California prison hunger strikes. Prisoners are tired of the unjust punishment they face in solitary confinement. You should know about the children facing the same .
Rugby is a fluid game with many nuances with too fast a pace for the average uninitiate to simply grasp. Yes, it is a little like American football, but so little as to only cause confusion when comparisons are drawn. I...
Why do you want a tattoo? Is it to show off how willing you are to get inked? Do you think people will like you more if you get the tattoo, or will it be a conversation piece? Are you getting a first tattoo, have no...
Sorry to anyone who believes in the ancient Greek gods, but they aren't real. That doesn't mean that the logic of Plato is any less valid, or inapplicable to today's Faith. The concept of holiness is explored in Plato's...
World War One forever changed the way the world looked to the up-and-coming generations, and the world was not the one that had always been promised.
Man is not supposed to pity those in hell, so why is that the case? If pity is the outlet for semblances of empathy and sympathy, then, if pity should not be felt for those in hell, that means sympathy and empathy are...
Framing devices introduce a reader into a plot, a tone, a style, and an idea. This example from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is meant to demonstrate the weight carried by framing devices.
Sexism hasn't been hidden from public view- it has been largely unacknowledged. That isn't to say that women and men haven't been fighting for equality over the course of history. It only means that the struggle has...
There are many different reasons that a relationship can go wrong. Are the reasons following you around? Are you sure about that?
There's a difference between who you thought you would be and who you became, unless you are an astronaut. Realigning and re-calibrating your identity through the art of language.
What is a hero? Do super-powers make a hero? Obviously not, they only make a great story. A real hero goes beyond that, and is often recognizable. However, there's no formula for identifying a hero because it tends to...
When the social or psychological order is overturned, what point provides the room for the new order to occupy (the absence of the old order, why does the lack of one enable the other- are they contingent on each...
As boring and pointless as talking about sand seems to you, it shouldn't be. There is plenty about sand that is taken for granted all the time. I am guilty of the same ignorance of sand's importance. Let's take a moment...
Aeneas from Virgil's Aeneid is known as a hero with a particular character trait that sets him apart from other heroes: Hercules had strength, Odysseus had cunning, and Aeneas has piety. Except Aeneas is fond of...
It almost goes with out saying, Zeus is the most powerful of the gods. But should it? If Zeus is so powerful, why do the other gods engage him in enmity? What can be gained from their violent affairs? There is a power...
The move from the Romantic literary period into the Modern literary period was a struggle for the artists caught in between. Thomas Mann was an author aware of the transition and what it meant for the old school of...
Dracula is a very misunderstood character. He needs to be appreciated for the hero he wants to be. The next time a vampire tries to turn you into the walking dead, maybe you should let him (or her).
Tips are found on where to look for inspiration, how to become inspired and the like. But no one talks much about how it comes about or what to do with it. So I have taken words from the very credible works of Walt...
Why is soccer so popular in the world? Why isn't it so popular in America? The differences between soccer and other sports. The differences between soccer and what Americans expect of competitive sports.
Philip Larkin's poem analyzed with a view to the objective consequences of death for the living.
You might have an opinion on feminism, you might not. Learning more about the roots of feminism can empower your perspective either way. The roots of feminism are here explored in Jane Austen's Persuasion, written in...
How do ideals develop from ideas? How do ideals evolve? Darwin's Origin of the Species informs an interpretation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
Fate, destiny, fortune, and the will of God. What do they have to do with you? Texts examined include The Inferno, Gilgamesh, Twilight of the Idols, The Idiot, Fear and Trembling, The Plague of Fantasies, and Meno.
How to Psychoanalyze: Using Watchmen's Dr Manhattan | Lacan's Theory of Psychology and Why the Comedian Laughed
An example of psychoanalysis on Dr Manhattan from Watchmen with the theory explained.
The current tobacco laws don't prevent underage smoking. What can we do to reduce smoking in America?
A journey from subjugated to subjugator by a man who doesn't know that he went from point A to point B. Informed by Dostoyevsky's The Idiot, Lacan's Mirror Stage and Ideal-I, Foucault's Discipline and Punish, and...