Brecht’s Thoughts on Heroism
While this play may appear to be a critique towards Galileo himself, given it is called The Life of Galileo, it is actually meant to reveal the skewed political intentions behind science. According to Brecht, progress and science have lost … Continue reading →
Bertolt, Neon Demons and American Gods
Jason’s comment that the Brecht-ian concepts are somewhat lost to us because they have become the norm in our lives is quite applicable to me; I had a hard time understanding why his revolutionary form of theatre was, in fact, … Continue reading →
Was Brecht successful in getting what he wanted?
Dear Readers Bertolt Brecht was an interesting and complex figure in the 20th century. His epic theater had a huge influence in the world today. Brecht’s motivation comes from the fact that the lower class in the 1920s were … Continue reading →
The Sci-Fi Sandman
If you’re reading this, I warn you, it’s probably going to be a long one. I’ve worked on it for a while. After reading Hoffman’s The Sandman, apart from the song constantly getting stuck in my head I also couldn’t stop thinking about … Continue reading →
Finding Meaning in Kliest’s “The Earthquake in Chile”
The Earthquake in Chile by Heinrich Von Kleist is a German short story that is best known for its question of theodicy and whether there is meaning to all events in life. The people of the city are searching for … Continue reading →
Earthquake in Chile
While reading the Earthquake in Chile I was constantly hoping for the best when it came to Jeronimo and Josefa and the life they planned on having together. However, deep down I knew Kleist was not going to write a fairy-tale styled love story, he was writing a critique of sorts. During lecture, we talked […]
Are we real-life Gustls?
I think Gustl is very relatable. I, too, often have internal monologues. When I was a little girl, as the only child in the family, I was always kind of lonely. I would talk to my toys but as I grew older, I realised that that is actually very very strange. So I brought those […]
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Was Nathanael really just imagining things?
Reading the sandman, I pondered a lot about whether the account given by Nathanael about the sandman was real. I wondered a lot about whether those scenes of ‘memory’ were pieced together by his subconscious out of fear. As human, I think most of us would agree that we sometimes create our own versions of […]
Why Rousseau has to rethink his argument.
In my essay, I disagreed with Rousseau. I found that his opinions were not valid nor well justified, and overall too thin to persuade me that the savage man was, in fact, happier than us, civil men. I felt that it was irrelevant for him to compare the savage man to the civil man especially […]
What do you think of Meng Zi’s mom?
Meng Zi’s mother is, to many, ‘Mother of the era (of Mengzi’s time)’ because of her dedication as a mother. She knew that the environment would be one of the most important factors to Meng Zi’s growth and organized three major moves until she, along with Meng Zi, finally settled in a place she felt was […]