As human beings, we are often so immersed in our shallow personal lives that we often become oblivious to the severity of major world issues, whether it be national or international. Despite our extreme ease of access to any public information worldwide, most often do not realise the full extent of the details of these […]

An example that shows that What matters most to a reader of The Handmaid’s Tale is not what it makes them feel, but what it makes them think in The Handmaid’s Tale is control through fear. Throughout The Handmaid’s Tale, our protagonist, Offred has her daily life driven by fear, e.g, fear of stepping out of line just […]

  The speech I am about to present is nothing new. It is something that is so blatantly obvious and that stares everyone square in the face every single day. We ask “What bridges good and great?”, “What’s the secret to being a professional?”, “What have they done that I haven’t?” I am here to […]

Nothing. No light. No dark. No shapes. No forms. No dimensions. No states of matter. No touch. No smell. No sound. No time. No space. Nothing. Question: What is the color of nothing? The way I see it, there are two possible answers. Two plainest colors, two opposing ends of a vast and infinite spectrum […]

James Wilson Age: 27 years Brother: Robert Wilson aged 15 years, exists only in James’ memory Mother: aged 53, exists only in James’ memory Father: died serving in WWI in 1918, when James was one year old Born Charlotte North Carolina Setting: Fixed Military hospital, German-Belgian border James’ current physical condition: Because of being in […]


Time and time again throughout human history, the power of ideas has been apparent. Some of the many major roles of which ideas have played in history have been manipulating the direction of wars, sparking revolutions good and evil, giving masses new angles of which to look upon their very lives and how they view […]

In the film “Minority Report”, a key scene showing the extent of humans’ faith in technology is the “spider scene”. The scene begins with the “pre-cop” unit arriving at the ground floor of the shabby apartment building where the currently blind John Amberton waits for his new surgically implemented eyes to heal. Two pre-cops release […]

An essential element of dystopian literature is the theme of control. The objective of this theme is to show contrasts and similarities of control using prejudice, to past history and present day. This makes the novel more believable, as it can make the reader think about how society has abused the use of control in the past and […]

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