Death as a tool to shape the way in which life can be lived

Upon reading Being and Time, my interpretation of living has been affected, Martin Heidegger has introduced me into the realms of possibilities as appose to a world only filled with actualities. After coming to an understanding of the concept that Heidegger enforces, death becomes beautiful, and the reaper is no longer as grim. Continue reading “Death as a tool to shape the way in which life can be lived”

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Death as a tool to shape the way in which life can be lived

Lifeless – Chapter 1

Chapter 1:Man in Rain

The rain was beating down on the streets of London bringing the whole metropolis down to a level of equality, soggy trench coats and drowned haircuts. Eyes cast down as the weight of the rain bore down on the necks and shoulders of the citizens. All that was being witnessed on this bleak Tuesday morning was the stomping of boots through exploding puddles. The rain was merciless, harems of people who were unable to take the relentless beating huddled in shop doorways. Others were clutching cheap newspapers over their heads as they marched through the torrent, only to have the ink dribble over their fingers leaving them stained and mottled. Those fortunate enough to have umbrellas, where still at the mercy of the weather as the wind was tearing through their feeble frames and flipping them inside out. Bins became littered with bent prongs and torn cloth, casting grave like shadows across the wet path, the weather was taking no prisoners today. Continue reading “Lifeless – Chapter 1”

Lifeless – Chapter 1

Am I Evil? An Exploration into moral truth

I find the importance in questioning what it means to be human. A key element of our existence lies within morality. I am interested in trying to identify where our morality stems from and what causes change in our beliefs of right, wrong and acceptable behaviour. What coincides within this is, is the notion of evil; arguably anti-morals. Within this paper I am setting out to identify what it means to be evil. I am interested in knowing if such thing as evil exists, and if so why it does. What drives me to these questions is looking at the economic divide that we have on a global scale, I am at a loss to understand how there is such a level of indifference to poverty. I am trying to identify why this indifference is not just present, yet is acceptable. Continue reading “Am I Evil? An Exploration into moral truth”

Am I Evil? An Exploration into moral truth

A Commentary Of: Charles Darwin, ‘Autobiography’, Life and Letters (1887)

This Post is in two sections, I have opened with the source in which I have been analysing and to follow up I have written my commentary discussing the extent to which Darwin’s theory was revolutionary. Darwin

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A Commentary Of: Charles Darwin, ‘Autobiography’, Life and Letters (1887)

A Review of Beigbeder’s Window of the World

As Beigbeder peers through the window of the world, his grim reflections stares straight back at him with a slightly ironic sneer as the reflection is aware that through the pursuing of writing this novel about the death of thousands it has made his own death very apparent and real.  

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A Review of Beigbeder’s Window of the World

Analysis of a Slave Narrative: Harriet Jacobs – Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl

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Relationships built around slavery can become extremely complex, especially those held between slaves and their masters. Through looking at Harriet Jacob’s narrative it can be seen through her experiences that her relationship with her master Dr Flint and the ‘affection’ that he held for her had a huge impact upon her, not just through the entrapment with being held as his slave, yet also it affected her relations with most other people, these include relations with her grandmother and her master’s wife in particular. Another issue that is significant when looking into master – slave relations, and that is the difference between these relations within large plantations and smaller households. The ‘problem of slavery’[1] the term Davis coins in regards to recognising the humanity of slaves, is especially problematic within smaller households where strong relations are possible to be built. Continue reading “Analysis of a Slave Narrative: Harriet Jacobs – Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl”

Analysis of a Slave Narrative: Harriet Jacobs – Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl