What it means to be ‘human’

Because I have never read anything about clones before, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a dystopian novel, was a very different read for me, but it excited interesting questions. Some of the topics I will be discussing are the themes of loss and the inevitable, the importance of creativity, and the provocative question the novel … Continue reading What it means to be ‘human’

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Nineteen Eighty-Four alludes to the church

Living in a harsh reality like in 1984, written by George Orwell, where the truth is distorted, eccentricity and expression are denied, and history is rewritten can easily prevent growth and discovering the truth. There are many themes that the novel revolves around, such as totalitarianism, control of information and history, psychological manipulation, and lack of … Continue reading Nineteen Eighty-Four alludes to the church

Review: The Edge of Seventeen

**Warning: Spoilers alert! Even though The Edge of Seventeen is a light hearted movie that explains depression, it was still heartbreaking. Growing up Nadine had a hard time going to school and making friends. Her life was even more difficult with her brother, Darian, who was perfect and popular. After her father's death, 17-year-old Nadine now suffers … Continue reading Review: The Edge of Seventeen

The Scarlet Letter questions definition of “sin”

In the classic The Scarlet Letter (1995), it questions the Puritan's view of what is divine-like and the true meaning of "sin." The film is set in 1642 and portrays human nature as being strongly devoted to God and upholding morals. Puritans believe that humans were to uphold all that the bible promoted and women were to repress … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter questions definition of “sin”