Literature

Homer's Iliad

Homer’s Iliad has certainly promoted the values of the Greeks which were inserted in the main characters. In particular, the value of respect, service, and reverence can be observed on how Achilles handled the conflicting situations that led to the Trojan War. Basically, Iliad is an ancient... Read more >>

Shared Lessons of Freneau, Bryant and Emerson

The poets, Freneau, Bryant and Emerson, have all written poems thathave been reprinted numerous times all over the world. All their poems present an array of lessons depending on their diction, form and themes. These lessons are, according to Freneau’s... Read more >>

The Bark of Dante

The Bark of Dante was a painting that was made in 1822. The painting is loosely based on various fictional accounts that are drawn from Canto eight of Dante’s Inferno. It is characterized by an arrangement of figures that can be seen to comply... Read more >>

Loneliness

Natsume Soseki’s novel “Kokoro” depicts the feelings of isolation caused by opening of Japan while Meiji period. The main cultural conflict of that period is determining the personal position towards Western individualism and Japanese loyalty... Read more >>

Swift’s Idea of Utopia in Gulliver’s Travels

In his Republic, Plato maintains that two things are needed to form an ideal society, namely, the entities absolute in their essence and the entities that are not. A utopian novel presents a model of an ideal society. Portraying ideal societies... Read more >>

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol – the American artist, designer, film director, and one of the founders of postmodern trends of pop-art – was born August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hailing from the family of immigrants. He studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology... Read more >>