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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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The Stem Cell Debate: The Attempt to Limit a Limitless Potential

Introduction In the last decade through major scientific advancements in the relatively new field of regenerative medicine, society is now faced with a major dilemma:  Is the potential to cure millions of a wide range of chronic debilitating diseases overshadowed … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Political Machine: George Buchner’s Leonce and Lena

In George Buchner’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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The Fateful Truth: A Closer Look into Kleist’s “Ordeal by Fire”

Man acts based on the knowledge that he acquires, and his future is largely determined by his actions. The quest for knowledge is an old age pursuit. A number of methods to obtain knowledge exist, such as through direct observation … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mechanical Laughter: Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”

Charlie Chaplin brings lighthearted humor to a serious social commentary in Modern Times with his uncanny depiction of an automatic feeding mechanism and a robotic factory worker, reversing the viewers’ normal expectations of the animate and the… Continue reading

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