Author Archives: Naa-Shorme Aidoo

The Role of Race in She

An initial question we approached this novel with is the question of whether Haggard is presenting us with a novel that provides the rare theme of feminine authority. One aspect that we did not directly look into is the factor of … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone vs Conflict Zone

During the Lanaan Symposium ‘America the Beautiful” I was mostly intrigued by the story of Wafaa Bilal. As an Iraqui living in the United States, he felt far removed from the situation going on in his homeland during “The War … Continue reading

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Does Status takes the Forefront to Finances?

Capital and materialism are the exact things that draw Rosamond and Lydgate to each other and serve as a factor that ruins their marriage.   Gender roles surface once again as Rosamond is admonished for all of her efforts to … Continue reading

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Liberty of Individuality: Bronte’s vs. English Society

Given the biographical information of Emily Bronte prior to reading her poetic works,  the reader already has an idea of what her poetry might be about, particularly when reading it proceeding Mills’ On Liberty. Her unique childhood experience of homeschooling seems to … Continue reading

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Until Communism Can Fix Human Nature…

I understand the point that Marx is making in “The Fetishism of Commodity & its Secrets” and “The Manifesto of the Communist Party;” personal value and equality in society are important, but can Communism guarantee us these things? Although it … Continue reading

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