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Moe Marjani

Right in lament

Dust brings the existence to this earth with souls equal to one another. Depictions vary with no rights.  The ground marks our home. Like Animals, Unlawfully abiding the laws of nature, free and wild - As opposed to manmade creations... Continue Reading →

Faustus Pride through ignorance

Christopher Marlowe uses Christian and Classical allegory in his morality play The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus to convey the message of a tragic downfall by excessive pride and overreaching one’s goal. The protagonist Dr. Faustus is an example of... Continue Reading →

Metaphysical Conceit: Element of Metaphysical Poetry

Metaphysical poets like John Donne use complex, dramatic expressions and a variety of literary devices like extended conceits, paradoxes, and imagery in colloquial and personal language that challenges ideas of morality, traditional love, and carnality; it is intellectually inventive even... Continue Reading →

Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” averse to the Classic Hollywood Narrative

Amongst many filmmakers, directors and producers, Stanley Kubrick stands whether it is in the Classical Hollywood or New Hollywood era because of his distinctive style, immersive qualities and unique approach to successfully convey the storyline by using formalist technique, sounds... Continue Reading →

Lamerica: Realities of Migration

“Lamerica” is an Italian drama motion picture directed by Gianni Amelio released in 1994. It is set in 1991 Albania after the fall of the communist party and years after the death of Hoxha the dictator. The film depicts migrants... Continue Reading →

Magnum Opus

It’s very unlikely, but every principle needs another to complement its existence before forever comes too soon. After god’s decision to create more worshipers to gain more power and value; the creation of "life" as we know it and the... Continue Reading →

A quest for modernity and identity

In present day, to be modern is to reflect aspects of cosmopolitanism and universalism. In Ghassan Kanafani’s 1963 Men in the Sun, modernity to Palestinians is to be an expatriate rather than finding peace or settlement. The quest of the... Continue Reading →

Different analogies of what makes freedom and equal human rights

Both authors call to their muses Ovid, Virgil and Milton, Olaudah Equiano and Anna Barbauld use a double narrative to carefully write their stance in regards to the human condition. Equiano’s travelogue “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah... Continue Reading →

What makes Nicholas ‘Hende’ in “The Miller’s Tale?

What makes Nicholas Hende and Absolon not? Geoffrey Chaucer uses the adjective Hende (or Hendé/Hendi) in “The Canterbury Tales” second story “The Miller’s Tale” to explicitly describe Nicholas, the young desiring student who lives in Carpenter John’s house and eager... Continue Reading →

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