How My Dream Travel To … Will Look Like?
Visiting places has been one of my childhood passions since my father had a transfer oriented job. I love new places, new people and the new environment. I have been to the jungles of Africa, I have seen the coasts of Germany and I have visited the land of the Emirates. However I have always found the New York City so attractive since it’s presented in hollywood movies as the place of fashion, fun and party. The report at hand is based on the theme of my dream travel to a place and I have chosen the NewYork City as my dream destination. Read more
How is nature depicted in Theodore Dreiser’s novel?
Sister Carrie is a wonderful story in series which describe the American dream and this novel shows spirit of naturalism. America has wonderful and picturesque landscapes. American cities such as New York and Chicago were symbols of possibility for a rural population of American dreamers in pursuit of happiness. Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carry is a very deep and interesting masterpiece which concerns with American city. The author depicted real scenes of life, especially in New York and Chicago. His main heroine, Carrie Meeber, imagined the city like a place where she could find happiness and more positive future. Theodore Dreiser described Chicago very detailed. Read more
Think Like Buddha: How Main Dogmas of Buddhism Can Help in Everyday Life?
Nowadays, each of us is inevitably exposed to an inconceivable amount of life-enhancing machines that strive for making our life easier. In spite of this technological era, a vast majority of us still value the role that religion plays in our everyday existence. Buddhism, as one of the most remarkable and proliferated philosophical teachings of the human history, offers everybody a chance to look at this life from a different perspective. Read more
The poem “When you are old” by William Butler Yeats is a poem about human love, rejection, and bitterness. I say human love because it is conditional and it easily flows from fiery passion to sorrowful bitterness. In his life, Yeats was infatuated with a woman named Maud Gonne, who rejected his marriage proposal. After the painful rejection he composed this poem (“Explanation of: “When You Are Old” by William Butler Yeats,” 2000). The poem reflects his unending love for Maud. In the second line of the poem, “And nodding by the fire, take down this book,” “this book” symbolizes the book in which this poem was published (“Explanation of: “When You Are Old” by William Butler Yeats,” 2000). As Yeats composed this poem, he imagined in his mind’s eye that when Maud is old and gray, she will read this poem and regret that she lost the man who truly loved her for her “Pilgrim soul.” Read more
Why is Otto von Bismarck not idolized as a national hero?
There is no doubt that the person of Otto von Bismarck occupies one of the central places in the history of the German state. This legendary man became the first Chancellor of Germany, who, eventually, managed to unite Germany in a single unitary state. In fact, only half a century ago, Germany was a conglomerate of German-speaking mini-states. Nevertheless, despite the prominent role of the “Iron Chancellor”, in the formation of the German state as such, in general, Otto von Bismarck is not idolized as a national hero. Read more
How does North Korea sustain itself with a massive military and no economy?
North Korea is one of the poorest countries in Asia and the poorest in East Asia. Looking through the history it’s clear that NK never sustained itself by oneself. China – the main supplier for NK since the beginning. NK is provided with food, energy and other resources from China; it’s kind of investment to keep enemies in addiction. China’s economic assistance to NK accounts for about half of all Chinese foreign aid. (SNYDER, 2009) Read more
Can Python be called a dying language? How long will it take for this language to disappear?
Before focusing on answering the question, it is important to consider the most recent statistics in the last three years (Perkel, 2015). Read more
Placebo Effect – Real or False?
A placebo is an inactive substance, such as distilled water, saline solution or sugar, which resembles an effective medication and causes an individual to believe that the substance is working. The word placebo, which in Latin means ‘I shall please’, was first used in the 14th century (Austin). This placebo effect is a measurable, observable improvement in behavior or health that cannot be attributed to medication, and has been much researched due to the fact that it demonstrates control of the human mind. The placebo effect provides a positive healing effect experienced by the individual who believes to be taking an active substance. Placebo effects can be beneficial to an individual by allowing them to trust that the substance is effective for treatment, providing spontaneous improvement of a condition. Read more
How did the role of women in society change during the years of the Weimar Republic?
The Weimar Republic (1919-33) was a period in the history of Germany experiencing great changes in the politics as well as in social and cultural life. New political system and significant historic events (the First World War (1914-18) and the German Revolution (1918-19)) gave a start to many changes, in particular in gender roles. Read more
Why Do Some People Enjoy Reading Lolita?
Vladimir Nabokov’s novel “Lolita” is perhaps one of the most controversial pieces of literature ever written. Stripped to its very core, it is a story of a pedophile obsessed by a 12-year old girl. The main idea of this novel is harshly condemned by the modern society, and yet, many readers thoroughly enjoy reading the Nabokov’s work. This paper tries to establish the reasoning behind that fact. Read more