Book Analysis/Reviews

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YU in the Present

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu An Analysis on Charles Yu’s How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe With a perfect blend of eon bridging, … Continue reading

The Drama and Struggle of the Search for Truth

Analysis on Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle A Reflection of Reality. A Vision of the Future. One of the gruesome realities of the post-modern world is that the everlasting struggle in search of truth has proven to provide no progress for the better of humanity. In fact, this long term battle for the search of scientific … Continue reading

Testimony as a Potential Cure for PTSD

Unfortunately, more than often one consequently undergoes a dreadful depression and impenetrable silence after a traumatic event. It is an occurrence we see displayed in William P. Young’s The Shack as Mack is subjected to “the great sadness” succeeding the horrendous kidnapping and murder of his daughter, Missy. The Shack illustrates the struggle of overcoming trauma through Willie’s testimony of Mack’s journey toward overcoming and surviving trauma. Dori Laub describes the importance and process of this journey of traumatic and emotional victory in his essay, “Truth and Testimony: The Process and The Struggle." Continue reading

Imposed Gender Roles Within “The Glass Menagerie”

The best thing a person can be in life is who he or she is. Quite often in life, there are conventional roles that are placed on individuals by society. These roles are usually defined by stereotypes based by one’s race, gender, ethnicity or social class. Many times, people may suffer from existential anxieties in … Continue reading