Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Bleak Paradise: Georg Büchner‘s “Leonce and Lena” (Revised)

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

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Star-Crossed Lovers: Fate in Buchner’s Leonce and Lena (Revised)

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

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Is Frankenstein’s Monster human?

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

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Modern Times

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

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Thank you!

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

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“The Sandman” Thesis Statement

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

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How Artificial Are We?

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

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The Cultural Reshaping of Morality (repost)

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

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Moral Science: Reconciling Science and Religion in Stem Cell Research

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

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The Political Machine: Georg Buechner’s Leonce and Lena (Revised)

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

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