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Archives for August, 2013

Double trouble

“Kill me swiftly and painfully now. I can’t go on any longer” “Are you suggesting that i should, say, give you a very high dose of painkillers- 20mg of morphine sulphate perhaps -a dose so high that you would soon lose your consciousness and shortly afterwards die?” replied Dr Hyde Dr Hyde declined the patient’s […]

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Amoebaesque

Derek has been nicknamed ‘ worm man’ because of his eccentric ability to regenerate lost body tissue. If his hand is chopped off , a new one had healed and regrown within 30 days. For some reasons, his body started to deteriorate , to save his life, they had to transplant his brain into a […]

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Eating Priscilla

‘The pig that wants to be eaten ‘ is the title and also the name of a chapter in the book. This book includes 100 philosophical thought experiments that really get you thinking about virtue, morality and correctness of the human kind. It is highly recommended to anybody who wants to give their brains some […]

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Montag as a fireman

Was a fireman, Montag’s dream job? I think that Montag was a fireman because of the influence by his family and that in that period of time, firemen was a dream job to everyone. “Kerosene” “is nothing but perfume tome” implies to how Montag looks up to this job because his father and grandfather were […]

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Questioning himself

“Of course I’m happy” From this quote, I started to realised that Montag, the main character in this book started to questioning himself about his life. At that moment the character started to feel unsure about his life, where he always think that it’s full of perfection and that he’s happy on what he’s doing […]

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a story of disillusionment with dreams that prove to be shallow and unworthy of the dreamer, while at the same time firmly hanging on to the idea of the dream, the ability to dream big, and the stubborn tenacity of the dreamer, ‘an extraordinary gift for hope, a […]

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Gatsby

I really admire Gatsby as a character, although some of his behaviors and decisions are quite mindless. The part where I found the most foolish is the part where he sacrificed himself for Daisy after she had commit a crime and run away. Even though a lot of people may say that love can change the […]

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Is it relevent to the present day?

The Great Gatsby is so relevant to the world in which we live in today, as people worships money and views it as a substitute for the American dream; a world that hinges on materialism; a world that no longer frowns on the gaudiness and glitz of the nouveau riche. Because in the present day, […]

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“UNEXPECTED”

Unexpectedly, this book was not as romantic as I thought it would be. Throughout the book his love towards Daisy seemed so passionate and touching, however the striking ending perplexed my opinion towards the overall feeling of the book.  The complicated shifting relationships between each character took me some time to fully follow though and […]

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Daisy Buchanan

Daisy, originally from Louisville, is Gatsby’s love interest. To others, she has an aura of charm and grace, which is the result of perfection, and this,attracts characters such as Gatsby to her, but in reality she’s a superficial and shallow character, as she loves the gospel of wealth and luxury she’s surrounded with, which allows […]

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