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Karma and Suffering

In “No Way Out”, one of the main causes for suffering in the family is because of Boonma desiring too much. Although it is okay to want more in order to provide for their family, one must beware of consequences that may arise from their decisions as well. Since Boonma is in crippling debt whichContinue reading “Karma and Suffering”

WWII Poem Analysis

In the poem “Death That Need Not Have Been”, Flora Hendricks uses a lot of imagery in the piece of writing. By describing in detail what is happening in the scenes after death, it would allow for the audience to visualize an image of what actually happened inside their head. For example, the line “AndContinue reading “WWII Poem Analysis”

Nationalism

Nationalism’s history tells us a lot of insights. One of the main things that it shows is that each culture raises their people differently, resulting in conflicting ideas. Because of the fact that each of feels that our culture has the superior teachings or values, the feeling of pride is what follows. The motivation toContinue reading “Nationalism”

The War of Ideas

Although fundamentalist values are dangerous most of the times, it can’t be guarenteed that “modern” and “progressive” values are always better. This is because it depends on more factors that just the recency of the idealogies, one of these being the rationality behind it. If these new ideals don’t make any sense and that humansContinue reading “The War of Ideas”

Extra credit blog

I think that this unit was very interesting to me for many reasons. Because of the fact that The Good Earth was set in an Asian setting, most of the themes and discussions we had were very relatable to my life. There were a lot of similarities that I shared with both the characters andContinue reading “Extra credit blog”

Childhood Rebellion?

Teenage Rebellion. One of the most inevitable things that will happen to the best of us, whether we want it to happen or not. It is an act which symbolizes maturity of the self, and how we have become more independent of traditions and our family. We all are bound to experience and go throughContinue reading “Childhood Rebellion?”

Rumi-inspired poem

Rumi’s Mystic Poem The heart is like a grain of corn, we are like a mill; how doesthe mill know why this turning?The body is like a stone, and the water its thoughts; thestone says, “The water knows what is toward.”The water says, “Ask the miller, for it was he who flung thiswater down.”The millerContinue reading “Rumi-inspired poem”

Human Rights

I think that some of the most important rights are freedom and safety. I think that freedom is very important for many reasons, It allows people to think and act for themselves, without being manipulated or abused by those in power. I think that this right had really made everybody who they are today, andContinue reading “Human Rights”

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