The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
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The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
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Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
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Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More

The Freedom Writers Essay

The film, Freedom Writers, displays a story of a devoted teacher who works for a gang-filled school, and cannot find any backing or resources for her classroom since none of the faculty believes they will even pass freshmen year. And worse when the plot turns into the glamor of Dangerous Minds and the happiness of a TV After School Special. Ironically, the film features almost zero education. But Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. For instance, take the large-scale persecution of Jews. But through the movie there was true tension between Mrs. One of the characteristic Eva, her father was in prison because of faithfulness to the gang,…
Read More

The fight for justice and racial freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey

Extinguishing the Flames Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X are three very well known social activists. They had one main purpose, to fight for racial freedom and justice in the 1960’s when racism was at it’s all time high. Especially in many small southern towns such as Birmingham, AL. These men were unlike many others, they were brave and able to stand up to The Man. In this case, The Man is considered the white people who dominated the black race. King, Garvey and Malcolm were especially brave because not too many people would’ve spoken up due to a fear of the consequences. These men spoke out…
Read More

The Controversial Violation of American Freedom in the Patriot Act

The Patriot Act: Courageous or Cowardly? The Patriot Act. It’s a good thing, right? Protecting us from terrorists, and making sure we’re always safe wherever we are. But are we that safe? Because of the Patriot Act, the United States’ government can barge into people’s homes uninvited, and take random, innocent citizens away from their family for questioning of crimes they haven’t committed. Now, does that seem fair? The Patriot Act goes entirely against the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” which clearly states that there shall be no laws that get rid of freedom of speech…
Read More

The Concept and Value of Freedom

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn so innocently reveals the potential nobility of human nature in its well-loved main characters that it could never successfully support anything so malicious as slavery. Huckleberry Finn and traveling companion Jim, a runaway slave, are unknowing champions for humility, mercy, and selflessness. The adventurous nature of the story and its noble characters celebrates freedom from social and economic restraint, and it is apparent from the beginning through his satiric portrayal of human characteristics that Twain believes that all people deserve their own freedom. While Twain’s story does have the outward appearance of a boyhood adventure tale, it is impossible to overlook the symbolic nature in the…
Read More

The Abuse of the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press by the Media in the United States

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of press. In my opinion, these rights have been abused in such a manner that the freedom of press has been pushed beyond the boundaries of truth. I am writing to address that the media has been tailoring the news to be hard-hitting, eye-catching, and of relevance to the public while also squandering the essence of truth or, at least, stretching it far enough to obtain a large following. This practice has been ongoing for over a century and is extremely detrimental to society and how it views the world, their country,…
Read More

Freedom and Authority in the Tempest

The definition of Authority is “the power or right to enforce obedience”, which is exactly what Prospero does throughout the play, he “enforces” people under his control. It is in the very first scene where the sailors are being put through the storm where the theme of authority arises for the first time. A complete role reversal occurs and the authority of the king and his men is almost completely taken away by the Boatswain. “Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the master? Play the men. ” “I pray now keep below. ” “Where’s the master boatswain? ” “Do you not hear him? You mar our labour – keep your cabins.…
Read More

Rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression

“ The Right to Freedom of Speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a) is an inalienable right of every citizen of the country; however the right is not absolute and subject to certain limitation. This right is enjoyed exclusively by the citizens i.e., natural persons of the country. Through this Article the framers of the Constitution have intended to provide some basic imperative value of a democratic secular polity, equal freedom for individual fulfillment, attainment of truth, participation in political and ideological debate, decision making and providing opportunities of free discussions and exchange of opinions. This freedom is paramount for smooth functioning of a democratic process. In a country…
Read More

Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his life, decisions, the interactions that he has with others, and the relationships that he formulates along the way. A House for Mr. Biswas is not the typical epic told. Initially, Mr. Biswas has no true sense of identity, nor is his journey laid out clearly for him in any way. The life of Mr. Biswas is riddled with a desire…
Read More

Freedom and revolution in Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”

Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle” has endured as an American classic that places timeless themes against a backdrop of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, the placid, charitable, idle Dutch-American protagonist enjoys his slow life in a town at the base of the Catskill Mountains. His sole source of agitation is Dam Van Winkle, his wife, who reprimands him constantly for his reluctance to do domestic or farm work. One day while on a walk in the mountains with his dog, Wolf, Rip encounters a group of men dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, playing nine-pins. Rip is unconcerned with who they are, and drinks their gin, and falls…
Read More

Concept of Freedom and Will in American Literature

The epithet “the Land of the Free” is a distinctive phrase commonly associated with America, a country that prides itself for awarding its people with equal opportunity and the freedom to pursue their dreams. Yet, American literature does not seem to echo such patriotic sentiments. In fact, it seems as though there is a discernible conflict among authors regarding the definitions of “freedom” and “liberty.” Across countless texts born into the movement of American literary nationalism—including Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables—comes the suggestion that freedom is…
Read More