The Legacy of Slavery- Beloved

Cry and tell him things they only told each other: that time didn’t stay put; that she called, but Howard and Bulgar walked on down the railroad track and couldn’t hear her; that Amy was scared to stay with her because her feet were ugly and her back looked so bad; that her ma’am hadContinue reading “The Legacy of Slavery- Beloved”

The interesting narrative of Death– The Book Thief

book introduction: The Book Thief tells a story of a young girl who lived under the rule of Nazi Germany. She craved knowledge and believed in the power of language to empower truth and freedom. From a girl learning to read when she first stole a book from the grave of her brother, she eventuallyContinue reading “The interesting narrative of Death– The Book Thief”

Warning against a dystopian society–1984

book introduction: 1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell. In the book, the author imagines a totalitarian government that controls people’s thoughts and behavior. Winston Smith, a minor functionary, commits thought crime by entering the love affair with a co-worker and trying to rebel. book recommendation: The book is very well-written. The plots areContinue reading “Warning against a dystopian society–1984”

The Simplicity of Life- Walden

Book Introduction Written by Thoreau, Walden is the reflection of the two-year experiences living at the Walden pond by himself. Thoreau lived a life of simplicity and self-reliance, and he learned a great deal and about the individual and nature. Book Recommendation The book will take you away to the beautiful world of Thoreau’s. There,Continue reading “The Simplicity of Life- Walden”

Common Dark Side Disclosure- Crazy Rich Asians

“Just because some people actually work for their money doesn’t mean they are beneath you.” — Kevin Kwan Book Intro Crazy Rich Asians is Kevin Kwan’s first novel, which is written in 2013. It is about Rachel’s trip to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick Young and her reaction upon realizing Nick’s family as the wealthiest familyContinue reading “Common Dark Side Disclosure- Crazy Rich Asians”

The Destruction of Happy Families- Persepolis

“One can forgive but one should never forget”. Book Introduction As a graphic novel, Persepolis is about Marjane growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Satrapi tells the story of her childhood under the overthrow of the shah’s regime, the triumph of the Iranian Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. From aContinue reading “The Destruction of Happy Families- Persepolis”

Unity and Conflicts- Animal Farm

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” — George Orwell Book Intro Animal Farm is about a farm being taken over by overworked and mistreated animals and ended up being ruled under totalitarianism. Stalinist Russia was considered the target when the book was first published. However, this masterpiece could apply toContinue reading “Unity and Conflicts- Animal Farm”

Social Change by Colonialism- Things Fall Apart

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannnot hear the falconer; things fall apart, the center cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” — W.B Yeats, “The Second Coming” Book Intro Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe’s critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It described Africa’s encounter withContinue reading “Social Change by Colonialism- Things Fall Apart”

The Necessities of Suffering- The Fault in our Stars

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”– John Green Book Intro The book is about the love story between Augustus and Hazel, a boy and a girl with cancer. They are fond of each other and give each other comforts, and slowly they become inseparable. Through all the obstacles between them, the authorContinue reading “The Necessities of Suffering- The Fault in our Stars”

Social Norm and Social Constraint on Gender Roles- The Awakening

“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.”  Book Introduction The Awakening is written by Kate Chopin in 1899 and deals with the issue of solitude and gender inequality in theContinue reading “Social Norm and Social Constraint on Gender Roles- The Awakening”

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