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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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Is Now really Now?

Is it really now? Although there will be some people who disagree that the artists in the book is not really ‘now’ but I think the person who combine all the artists together to form this book did quite a great job. For some reason, which I don’t really know what it is but I’m […]

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Variations

Flipping though the books, I found an uncountable number of fantastic and interesting variations. Not only just the variations between different artists, but also within the same artist. I used to think that an artist will usually have his or her own style that almost every time he or she created a piece of artwork, […]

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Life and Death

Throughout the novel, Bradbury plays with the subject of life and death. This example is shown when Guy Montag’s wife, Millie tries to commit suicide, and later discovered and sent to emergency by Montag, which at this point is unclear whether she is alive or dead. As she is being saved, the medics inserted a […]

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Elimination

What do I like? I have been asking this question to myself since I was a kid. When I was young my thoughts were shallower and, sometime, unrealistic. But when I grew up I know that my passion lies within the route of art and design. I spend years searching for what kind of art […]

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Narration and Structure

  The story of the Great Gatsby is told in a very unique way. It is told in a first person narrative, but unlike other books, the story is not told by the protagonist. Fitzgerald, instead, uses a secondary character, Nick Carraway. Nick is an observer, but he is cleverly tied to the whole story. […]

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Clarisse and Guy

Being a curious 17 year old girl by nature, Clarisse is drawn to all the things around her, questioning the things she did not understand. After meeting with the protagonist, Guy Montag, she questions him with the questions that he simply could not respond; the question about happiness. Montag starts to reflect back at his […]

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Is ignorance bliss?

In this future world, people live their lives within the mask of ignorance. Knowledge are seen as threats to this ignorance and so are burnt by the firemen to maintain equality and the happiness of society. With different groups and minorities disagreeing each other, this future society chooses to eliminate these barriers (knowledge) altogether so […]

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