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The Upside of Irrationality

This is a great book that explores how people behave with respect to influences (bonuses, unfair deal, work recognition…), temptation (revenge, offerings, cheat…) and self-valuing (valuing their own work more than others, morality…) with or without acknowledging. I really love how the book gives many results of real life experiments; both on human and on […]

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Reflecting

The Great Gatsby: To be honest, the book isn’t one of those gripping and fun book for me, personally (because I’m a fan of thriller, crime scene investigation or otherwise, thought provoking kind of books). However, the book is still a very beautifully written book; with its setting in America in the 1920s and how […]

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Mr.Jay Gatsby

Gatsby strikes me as a man who’s very loyal and determine. His remarkable willingness to go through such large extent to achieving his goal (getting Daisy back); where most of which I find very time-wasting and quite stupid. For example; holding a party every night- for guests he doesn’t even know-in hope that Daisy would […]

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Burning Books

‘It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.’ Ray Bradbury opens his novel with a very powerful line, this specific quote in the book sets a very dramatic scene. The tone of this line comes across as somewhat evil, it is supposably […]

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Books: Good or Bad?

In my opinion, books are a positive thing because they provide us with knowledge and information. Books are the vehicle allowing us to succeed in school and life. In Fahrenheit 451, the government sees books as a threat to the human race as it oppresses the people living in it. Bradbury illustrated a very dull […]

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Clarisse

I find Clarisse to be a very realistic character, this is because she is relatable to most people in our society. Her main traits are being observant, curious and intrigued in almost everything. She is somewhat of a threat to the futuristic world of the novel, this is due to her upbringing and the people […]

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The Paradoxical Nature of Modern Living

“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” A quotation that caught my attention to such an extent, that it resonates louder than any other. I’m not quite sure why this particular quotation catalysed such further thought but it did. Having read about Gatsby’s party for some time, my […]

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