His name is spliced in two as the doors of victory mansion open and the man walks out onto the pedestrian. It is a crisp spring afternoon and the day’s commuters are marching home from the nearby financial sector. Shimmering glass sky towers line the side of Bowerman street like giant tombstones, each showing a reflection […]

“Symbols are a rich source of meaning”  Symbols in “Minority Report” directed by 

Dystopian literature warns us of what could happen if the civilians of the modern world remain complacent. Like all great literature it has inspired action in its readers and their society. In George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, he speaks of “The sacred principles of Ingsoc. Newspeak, doublethink, the mutability of the past.” These mechanisms by which […]

There is nothing wrong with the current US gun laws. And anyone who tells you differently is ignoring the facts. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Why should a few extremely mentally ill school shooters affect the rights of responsible, legal gun owners who own them for all the right reasons? So what are […]

George Orwell’s “1984” is the closest thing to fortune-telling that the people of the early 20th century would ever see. Although the society that Orwell suggested is dramatically different in many ways  from the society that we live in today, some of the predictions he made are astoundingly accurate. The most worrying of these is […]

George Orwell’s Writing style In Orwell’s essay, “Why I Write”, He talks about what motivates him to write and how his background lead to his very unique style of writing. He talks about his style being politically motivated messages delivered in a strongly aesthetic manner. “When I sit down to write a book, I do […]

  School. School shapes how the next generation thinks and act. That is its purpose. Students spend thirty hours a week repeating the same routine, listening to the same teachers in the same classrooms with the same people. They spend more time at school than they spend doing anything else. This makes school the most […]

Statement of intent: This text is about an old, experienced ski mountaineer who, over the years, has lost respect for the mountains. A perspective change occurs when he has a near-fatal avalanche encounter and is reminded of his insignificance within this environment. He realises how little control or power he has over his mortality and […]

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