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Monthly Archives: April 2013
Impoverished peasants without a voice, an increasingly socially, politically, and economically oppressed working class, wealthy nobility garbed in fine silks and satins perched high in their castles; such was the societal landscape of Germany in the years 1815 to 1848. … Continue reading → Continue reading
A bizarre fiction of power and obedience; a ludicrous tale of politics and love. Georg Buchner’s Leonce and Lena depicts a tale of two royal youths, determined to flee the futures that have been laid out for them by their … Continue reading → Continue reading
I would say that Frankenstein’s monster most certainly isn’t human. While some may argue against this because the monster is made up of human parts, it is important to remember that just because a being has human parts does not … Continue reading → Continue reading
Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”, an entertainment piece at the surface, also serves as a political commentary criticizing the flourishing industrialization and commoditization of big-business America, which has developed at the expen… Continue reading
Thank you Dr. Lawrence for coming in to speak with us about stem-cells. I really enjoyed your presentation, and it proved to be very helpful for contributing to my understanding of the concept. I learned many things about stem-cells and … Continue reading → Continue reading
The status of Nathaniel’s being in E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Sandman” is an issue that is never clarified in the sci-fi tale. While the reader initially assumes that Nathaniel is human, various small plot-points within the novel— such as Coppelius dislocating … Continue reading → Continue reading
How Artificial Are We? Over the last several decades, the human race has made extreme strides technologically. First world countries such as the United States, China, and Japan have developed various technologies that have changed the way humans deal with … Continue reading → Continue reading
The Cultural Reshaping of Morality Whether you’re Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, or even an atheist, the vast majority of people in the world would agree that murder is an immoral act. It is funny however that despite every school of thought sharing … Continue reading → Continue reading
It is no secret that science and religion often come into conflict, but even in areas where the strife seems most irreconcilable and most steadfast in moral convictions, there is in fact great hope for reconciliation. Stem cell research, especially … Continue reading → Continue reading
In Georg Buechner’s time, the German state was akin to a well-oiled machine. Society and politics were systematically integrated in a way that required no thought from its subjects. They only had to take their place as a cog in … Continue reading → Continue reading