What makes us human? Love? Violence? Evil? All of that, true, but also shame. It is a proof of the Bible's great literary value that the first thing Adam and Eve acquire after the fall is shame. They start to wear clothes, they are embarrassed when God visits them, they are thrown into the chains … Continue reading Shame. The Rawest Human Emotion.
It is exam season again for me. I am delaying my (dreaded) revision by writing this reflection. I am exhausted. This exhaustion is an empty of one's soul that stems out of futile labor—the understanding that what one does is completely worthless, but to be forced to do it. There is a lot to analyze … Continue reading Reflections on Revision (And Exams)
(Context: This is a part of a longer essay that I am currently writing on The Odyssey and The Iliad. After the analysis of Nostalgia, the second part would be an analysis of Home. Following that is an analysis of the portrayal of Greatness in The Iliad, and typing them together in an exposition of … Continue reading Home, Nostalgia, and The Odyssey
The venture into the public sphere. The joy in revelation. The fear in revelation. Loneliness. Dasein's authentic mode of being.
Full Version—(All 43 DFW style Footnotes, which contains a narrative within itself, is there.) This was written 2 months ago as a school essay, but it grew out of control. Water, Fasting, Seneca, and Nietzsche Consider these: Gandhi fasted for 21 days to protest against British rule of India; Soviet prisoners fasted for freedom in … Continue reading Water, Fasting, Seneca, and Nietzsche