Reading the World

Archives for July, 2012

Fahrenheit451:Clarisse’s disappearance

Clarisse McClellan is a girl who is very aware of the world she lives in. She realizes how her unique conception and fascination for books isolate her from the social norm. In the time of revolution of books , she resists to believe and follow the trend which outcast her from the neglectful society ,even […]

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I hate a Roman named Status Quo! Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury in his book ‘Fahrenheit 451’ develops and describes a naive society that is blissfully ignorant of morality and their lack of freedom. A great example of the controlling nature of the society they live in and their lack of freedom is ‘Dental Dentifrice’, repeated so many times throughout the book that even I, […]

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A shroud of mystery – The Great Gatsby

Just looking at the title of the novel sparks questions, “Who is Gatsby?”, “Why is he great?”, “Why does this character’s name appear as the title?” and much more. However while progressing through the first few chapters it’s not only Gatsby who has a shroud of mystery around him but also the narrator. By having […]

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Preservation of the ‘Dominant race’ – The Great Gatsby

As I progressed through Scott Fitzgerald’s narrative, ‘The Great Gatsby’ a recurrent theme that I met was the Tom Buchanan’s arrogance of preserving the ‘dominant race‘. Tom Buchanan, a very controversial character is my eyes seems to have a great obsession with white supremacy,  at first I was surprised due to this character’s racism, but […]

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Fahrenheit451:The Language Interference

During this summer break , I have been given a book called Fahrenheit 451. As can be seen from the very first page, the language used are very figurative. We are able to see several metaphors and poetic languages suffused throughout the book which renders the book to be symbolic and memorable.In contrary, these whole […]

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A poem for thought: “Beautiful Ohio” by James Wright

Beautiful Ohio Those old Winnebago men Knew what they were singing. All summer long and all alone, I had found a way To sit on a railroad tie Above the sewer main. It spilled a shining waterfall out of a pipe Somebody had gouged through the slanted earth. Sixteen thousand and five hundred more or […]

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Discovered: the “God Particle”

You’ve likely caught wind of the exciting announcement that two teams of scientists believe they have discovered the long-theorized Higgs Boson, or “God Particle.” If the research withstands scrutiny, and is upheld in future research, the discovery lends credence to the half-century old Standard Model in Physics. For a good summary of what this all […]

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Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

In case “one of the greatest novels of the 20th century” doesn’t catch your curiosity about The Great Gatsby… In December 2012, Baz Luhrmann (director of Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge) will release his adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Spiderman, I mean, Tobey Maguire. The trailer for the film was […]

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