Category Archives: oppression

Experience Causes Little Change to Drew’s Beliefs

There was a part in the book where soon after Drew, Marcus’ dad, is upset about being pulled over for no reason and patted down, his anger eventually dissolved and he continued to argue with Marcus, supporting what Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was doing. I found this especially strange and interesting. You would think […] Continue reading

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Revolution to Combat Oppression: Urizen’s Tears

In Blake’s “The Song of Los”, several biblical parallels can be drawn, including the reference to Adam and Eve’s conception, fall, and Jesus ‘arrival. At the end of the poem, Urizen, who acts as an allegory for Christianity’s God, weeps at the ending of Los’ song (112). During Los’ song, humanity was under a spell […] Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas: Everything Is Connected

Let’s be honest. Cloud Atlas — both Cloud Atlas the book and “Cloud Atlas” the movie — is dense. It’s complicated, and it’s almost dizzying in scope. I know of no other work of art that has covered as many facets of the human experience: life and death, love and greed. The book is a masterpiece, and yet author […] Continue reading

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