Is there validity in the claim that morality can only be derived from religious scripture? I intend to make a claim in support of a atheistic humanist perspective on morality.
Why Learn a Foreign Language? The Importance of Multilingualism and International Awareness Among Anglo-North Americans
It is an unfortunate tendency for English-speaking North Americans to lack knowledge of foreign languages. Here I outline quantifiable justification for a more cosmopolitan North American outlook
Nobody is too old to learn a foreign language. Popular misconceptions regarding brain plasticity have discouraged older people from learning foreign languages for no particular reason
The map model you are probably most familiar with paints a wildly distorted picture of the world. Find out just how big the southern continents actually are
While not exactly of the Gothic genre, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is nonetheless a novel rich in Gothic themes.
Let's explore several good reasons to learn this admittedly complex and not very widespread, but very rich and beautiful language. Its practical applications may surprise you.
Emotional Hangovers: Understanding the Feelings of Depression that Sometimes Follow a Night of Heavy Drinking
A night of heavy drinking can often lead to an overwhelming sensation of temporary depression the morning after. Here I explore this phenomenon and offer advice for treatment and prevention thereof.
Understanding one of the most crucial biblical origins of epistemic violence against women in Western Civilization.
Discover the depth and meditative sadness of this artistic representation of those who were victims of war and violence.
In this special entry marking my 75th hub, I would like to share with you the fruits of my favorite hobby.
This is something that began to take the internet by storm in the early 2000s. What can we make of the Indigo Child Phenomenon? Where did it come from? I think its time we take a critical eye to it.
Exploring the tragic irony of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's most notorious heroine.
By now we are all familiar with the term netiquette and what it entails. Let's take a closer look at some ways to improve your facebook etiquette in particular.
A method of learning to eliminate a significant amount of stress and frustration usually associated with language learning.
Russian Revolution: Compare and Contrast of the February and October Revolutions and the Role of Women
The Russian Revolutions of 1917 have a broad basis of comparison and contrast. The focus here will be to outline similarities and differences between the February and the October Revolutions with emphasis on the nature...
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a play that presents conflict between living by religious and spiritual beliefs, and living by an existential philosophy, which asserts that it is up to the individual to...
The theme of “The Canonization” by John Donne revolves around the canonization process of a man into sainthood with the nature of his romantic relationship being justification of his right to this status. It is my...
A heteronormative mindset implicitly impinges on the legitimacy of homosexual relationships. As a modern liberal society, we need to take steps to alter this trend.
Considerations of tensions between notions of barbarism and civilization
Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko presents the reader with both the civilized world of Christian Europeans, and the comparatively barbaric world of pagan aboriginals. Characters and people in general throughout the novel stand as...
Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus (A-Text, First Quarto)is a play about the tragic descent of Dr. Faustus, whose demise is the ultimate result of the depth into which he practices necromancy, by which he sells his...
Interpreting Anne of Green Gables from a feminist perspective opens the door to a dearth of literary interpretation.
Anne Hecht’s “Advice to Mrs. Mowat” is a poem that outlines the domestic role of married women in the eighteenth century. It is made very clear in the poem that a woman’s place in a marital relationship at this...
The First World War rattled Europe, resulting in a dramatic upheaval in normal daily activity. Of notable interest is what this meant for women living at the heart of the conflict, particularly in Britain, France, and...
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story from the Victorian period featuring a protagonist who exemplifies a mental disorder labelled as “hysteria,” a term widely used during the...
Let's explore how the subtle use of Early Modern English can have a dramatic impact on meaning.
Honour is a pervasive theme in the tragedy Hamlet by William Shakespeare. The obvious contrast between the characters Hamlet and Laertes is well established in much scholarly work on the play. Hamlet is uncertain and...
There is both a degree of unanimous agreement, as well as a broad range of differing interpretation regarding the status and position of women in Viking Age Scandinavia. A variety of secondary scholarship dating between...
In the final two lines of his poem, “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” John Keats writes that what is beautiful is true, and vice versa. The creature constructed and animated by Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s...
The prominence of humanism and the influences of classical rather than medieval society during the Renaissance were contributing factors to the lack of violent action against witchcraft in Italy. A social, political,...
Plotting Dr. Faustus According to Aristotle's Poetics Aristotle’s Poetics offers a very comprehensive commentary on the plot of dramatic tragedies and his insights are applicable to Christopher Marlowe’s tragedy...
Here I outline several good reasons to learn this most popular of Scandinavian languages