Hate is a strong emotion and illustrates a person’s disgust towards another person, thing or phenomenon. While it is completely natural to hate something or someone, it is equally dangerous for a human being as it enroots negativity and weakens the capability of that person to accept the fate and he or she loses the sense of continuous struggle. It has been widely acknowledged that it is natural for people to hate but it is seldom discussed that the roots of hatred go all the way down to the personality of that individual that actually starts getting weaker to eventually give in to the external stimuli and hence become violent while treating others. Read More
The short story Two Kinds was written by Amy Tan the daughter of Chinese immigrants who was born in Oakland and raised in California. The short story setting is in China, and the narrative is part of the novel ‘The Joy Luck Club.’ In the story, the character June comes into conflict with her mother Suyuan after the later tries to make June a child prodigy. June is forced by her mother to take up piano lessons, but she performs poorly once she is supposed to conduct a recital. Subsequently, the conflict between the two continues for a long period. According to the story, Suyuan quizzes her daughter on math and geography topics with the hope of uncovering a hidden genius in her daughter. Moreover, Suyuan arranges for her daughter to take up piano Read More
If you are reading this in 2067, the odds are that technology has become much more advanced than it is now. Currently, technology is changing the way people live and work at a very fast rate. Technology, especially computer technology, is one of the greatest achievements in the history of our civilization, but it also presents our society with serious downsides, such as the lack of privacy, and a quickened pace of living, which adds stress.
Technology has helped humanity in so many ways. For example, medical science and technology has helped cure many infectious diseases which once plagued humanity – diseases such as Read More
Happiness is something that most people strive to achieve. It is probably impossible to be supremely happy all of the time, but most people hope to be happy some, if not much, of the time. Whether or not a person can control their happiness is debatable. Firstly, in the case of people with clinical depression, happiness can be impossible to achieve. Furthermore, such people may be deeply offended by the insinuation that they could choose to come out of their depression if they so wanted. On the other hand, there is a large body of evidence to suggest that there are certain ways in which people can actively increase their happiness levels. For example, they can choose to spend time with people who make them feel happy, and embark on empowering, Read More
Nicknamed the “Mother Continent”, Africa continues to provide human and natural resources to the modern industrial world. During the colonial period, the continent’s human and material resources were exploited by many powers. China and Africa have remained engaged in various mutual relations for long. Even during the colonial period, China sided with the African countries in their struggle for freedom. However, after the globalization and subsequent to China’s policy to be influential in this arena, the economic strategy and mutual alliances in trade diplomacy sharing market have caused the mutual relations grow significantly. China intends not only to access the vast markets Africa offers but also to use the natural sources of the continent to meet its Read More
Willian Blake and Elizabeth Barret Browning are both prominent poets whose works have had a major influence on countless artists and writers. As a 19th century writer, William Blake was regarded a highly influential writer of the Romantic era. Blake was a radical and nonconformist thinker who asserted that ideal forms should be constructed from inner visions as opposed to the construction of ideal forms from the observations of nature. Although Blake wanted his poems to be read and understood by ordinary people, he did not want to sacrifice his vision for popularity (Bentley18). It is worth noting that Blake was largely unappreciated during his lifetime. This is different from the case of Browning who was highly recognized because of her great Read More