Cultural Exports and Extortions: explained by a layman bystander

I’m a second-generation Nigerian-American who has been sheltered their whole life because my parents wanted me to focus solely on my education. Due to my remoteness from my immediate surroundings, I fell in love with stories (be they books, graphic novels, documentaries, or spoken word) and inevitably enamored with the idea that others thought and…

[Repost] The Philosophy of Watchmen (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et7zq7QLCfk "Who watches the watchmen?"

[Repost] Opulence

https://youtu.be/jD-PbF3ywGo

[Repost] Metaphysics and Homophobia

The most persistent forms of bigotry/intolerance are the ones who aren't as overt and comes in the form of microaggressions and exists when society excludes them from social and economic processes (think of Mr Norton from Invisible Man). It mentions in the video that some people, when confronted a subject of controversy like the existence of…

End-of-the-Year Internet Haul (2018-19)

Happy New Years y'all! This'll be a new series that I'll be starting. Basically, it's a compilation of all the cool websites, channels, etc. that I've found on the internet in the past year and want to share with you. I don't have a very long list this year since I only came up with…

Plato’s Republic Books I-IV: An Analysis Essay

In the Republic, three types of good are described; the good practised for its own sake, the good practised for its consequences and the ultimate good that is practised both for its own sake and for its consequences (Book 1, 357b-d). The discussion of justice starts off with Glaucon’s account of justice where he explains why justice is a necessary good that people only practice begrudgingly for its consequences. First, he establishes that to suffer injustice at the hands of others is an evil that no one is willing to suffer while to commit injustice benefits the unjust. He argues that justice...

Plato’s Apology, Crito and Phaedo: An Analysis Essay

Hey y'all. Here I am again recycling old content I wrote for school. If y'all ever have the chance to take philosophy classes in college, take them! Even though a lot of the ideas and beliefs that were the basis of the philosophies of the olden times have been proven false or incorrect now, it…

4-Part Analysis of Invisible Man (Part 4)

[Synthesis with "Nomenclatures of Invisibility" by Mahtem Shiferraw] This poem resonates with Brother Clifton’s last moments and what his actions near the end meant. There are two things to be considered when talking about what happened when the IM sees Brother Clifton for the last time. One side says that Brother Clifton, by trying to sell…

4-Part Analysis of Invisible Man (Part 3)

[Synthesis with “Caged Bird” by Mary Angelou] I thought this poem was very representative of the IM’s internal dissonance in what he’s doing and in what he’s feeling. This something that we see throughout the book but in these hundred pages, we also see him assume another identity; one of a public speaker for the…

4-Part Analysis of Invisible Man (Part 2)

[Synthesis with Rudyard Kipling's "If"] I thought that this poem really fit with what’s going on in the story. It is also kind of ironic to apply this poem to Invisible Man when Rudyard Kipling is someone who also wrote “The White Man’s Burden” but that’s a topic for another time. Here, the poem is…

4-Part Analysis of Invisible Man (Part 1)

Originally written for my AP Lit class IM stands for the main character, the titular Invisible Man Each part of this series will cover material on approximately every 100 pages of the book, although there will be some overlap. [Battle Royal scene] The blacks in this society are treated as little more than circus monkeys,…

A Look at Newt Scamander

With the unveiling of the next installment in the Fantastic Beasts series of movies in March, I want to take a look at Newt Scamander's character. He is different from most male leads and doesn't fit the usual types that main characters usually embody. Most obvious is his introverted nature and this can be seen…

Review and Analysis: Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider

Hi everyone! This week, I decided to take a bit of a break since it's a week before Spring Break and my teachers managed to fit four assessments and an essay into a four-day week. In any case, in my downtime, I watched The Perfect Insider. Since nemoulysseus has taken over the political category of this blog…

For the past unit in AP Lang about illusion vs reality, we had to read The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. We've also had to make a project about it, which is why I made another WordPress website called Gatsby Travels. If you need help with any analysis assignments regarding the book, you can look there…

Maybe Actually Be More of an Ass

    Let me just say straight out that I am a fan of Bill Maher's show, Real Time. Recently, in his shows, he's brought up an interesting point that I have also noticed. That is, the average Democrat and especially those who are famous are way too soft. Why do we fear offending people…