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  • Nonfiction > Academic
    In “A Poison Tree,” by William Blake teaches how anger can be dispelled by goodwill or nurtured to become a deadly poison. It is appropriate that poems touching on Biblical themes should be expressed like this in which a spiritual meaning is expressed in a vivid story. The opening stanza sets up...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
    Indecision is the destroyer of dreams and aspirations. It plows seeds of doubt into every venture and corrodes the belief of even the strongest of men. It is an insidious force that works quietly to undermine confidence and conviction. However, such hesitation and irresolution can be curbed with the...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
    The ideals of transcendentalism revolutionized the way people considered the world and they flourish to this day, as the ideas of nonconformity and free thought still manifest themselves in contemporary American culture. Society encourages the oppression of individuality but the ideals of nonconform...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
    On the day that Thomas Edison first showed the Kinetoscope to the American public, over $120 was collected without any advertisements (Smith). The invention of cinema established a growing business that paved the way for a popular mode of public entertainment. As the nineteenth century waned, a new...
  • Reviews > Movie Reviews
    On the surface, District 9 appears to be everyday sci-fi/action thriller: a harsh conflict between two alien races with a main character trapped in a proverbial “no-man’s land,” finally deciding to “do the right thing.” The main premise of the movie centers around an alien race, derogatori...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
    Eccentricity intrigues the human mind. Conformity is so common in society that any spark of individuality is instantly notable. To those around him, Holden Caulfield appears to be an awkward individual who struggles to be responsible and sociable. He strikes out at the bounds of society in his pecul...
  • Reviews > Movie Reviews
    A perfect crime leaves no trace. It requires ingenuity and great planning. Few reap all the benefits from their misdeeds without repercussions. “Inside Job” is a movie about a scandal of mind-boggling proportions. It describes the corrupt mentality of Wall Street, and the blatant robbery of tril...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
    The desire to escape from the boredom and hardship of life can be a tantalizing dream which disregards common sense and practicality. Life at home lacks the luster and glamor of adventures in exotic locales with new companions. But sometimes, the responsibilities and duties set in place by society a...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
    Filial ties are meant to be the strongest bonds of trust and kinship. One’s family provides protection, support and comfort in a manner unhindered by ulterior motives or hidden interests. Communication is especially key for children who depend on their kin for not only sustenance but also emotiona...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
    The desire for nonconformity is an admirable trait but when taken too far, it can be detrimental to one’s aspirations and dreams. While it is natural for one to pursue fleeting passions, it is also important to temper this quest for desire, with practicality. The dangers of immoderation are especi...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
    The desire to succeed is fueled by the fear of failure and the drive of determination. With commitment and sacrifice, any challenge can be overcome no matter how difficult the task at hand. Though individuals may confront their obstacles in different ways, they share the willpower and mental fortitu...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
    The lust for money is an insatiable thirst that can never be quenched for the greedy and the corrupt. The masses dream of wealth while the rich aspire to gain even greater fortunes. Few have the guile, the cunning and the luck required to make it big. Most toil in obscurity, while a privileged few a...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
    A story without hyperbole is like a dulled knife; it lacks the sharpness and witty edge of a paper which utilizes exaggeration. In the legend of King Arthur, Excalibur is a sword famed for its keen blade. It defies the resistance of even the most formidable of armor. A story with hyperbole can have ...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
    Filial ties are meant to be unbreakable bonds between the members of a family. They are usually built upon strong foundations of trust and affection, and are maintained at all times, good and bad. However, such relationships may be weakened by external factors, which can debilitate even the most sta...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
    Most people in America, if not the world, would agree that every advance involves some sacrifice. In fact, a common sports adage proclaims: "No pain, no gain." In other words, progress is always accompanied by a certain amount of loss. This universal notion is exemplified throughout histor...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
    We often hear stories about the development of the third world countries, but the reality for many is a life lived on the edge and a daily fight against the bare necessities of life like food, clean water, education and health care. The most affected are the children. Education plays a very importan...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
    A 14-year-old boy was shot five times on his forehead at a school in Delhi. The two students who killed the teenager were his classmates and wanted to teach the 'class bully' a lesson. The most common problem, besides the pressure to perform in academics, is standing up to a bully. All thr...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
    Drug and alcohol addiction is a chronic disease affecting the brain, body and the soul. When the person is no longer in charge of their life, regardless of the triggering mechanism, they are addicted. The addiction can take over a person’s entire life. Nothing else like their health, family, ...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
    India has the largest number of street children in the world. Every summer when I visited India, the sight of these street children always troubled me. Children are supposed to be carefree, loved, cared for and protected. Yet I saw children as young as 5 years begging, living under bridges, carrying...
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