Independent Composition: Till We Have Faces People view the concept of beauty in two ways: physical attractiveness and inner beauty. However, the the two intertwine. Exterior beauty, as it is often believed, stems from interior beauty, and the moral purity of a person ultimately determines their outer appearance.
Plenty of authors, when writing literary novels, have a tendency to write on topics that have a similar or direct correlation to their own life. This is also the case with The Samurai’s Garden. In the book, The Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama, Stephen, the narrator of the story, has a Chinese mother and a father who lives most of his life in Japan. This situation is similar to Tsukiyama who has a Chinese mother and a Japanese father. Stephen, having suffered from tuberculosis, travels from China to Tarumi, Japan to take rest and heal from the disease.
We Are Still Here When people think of street art they generally visualize a juvenile delinquent defacing someone’s property, only to be rebellious. They cannot imagine that street art represents something bigger than just rebellion; that it even changes the way some individuals view their world. Street art is made to symbolize extreme sentiments that the artist feels, even if others do not understand. So is the beauty of street art, it is extremely intimate. As for the other point, they cannot imagine that street art can be made by individuals other than delinquents.
Those who use Socrates as an example will discover self-actualization in a life-long search for wisdom; however, Diotima represents the state of actually attaining wisdom, as she speaks through Socrates as a distant, god-like figure. In Greek mythology, demons are intermediaries between messages from gods to men and prayers from men to gods; therefore, love is the great devil. This demon is born by the gods, Porus (resourcefulness) and Penia (lacking). This portrays love as poor as he knows what it means to lack, but also deserving of high praise as the son of Porus.
Throughout my childhood, classical fairytales always had the strangest realities, as the writer’s dreamscape is painted onto the big screen, which fascinated me. These mysterious worlds were created directly from pure imagination and creativity. Jim Henson’s nostalgic 1982 film the “Dark Crystal” contained a world full of magical, surreal vibes which, came to life by the use of animatronics, breaking the standards of film while simultaneously creating new ones. Watching this film as a child none of the themes related more to me than the whimsical beauty and the idea of good and evil of the fairytale. As I got older, I began to gain a deeper understanding of the movie.
One can find it difficult to control their own feelings towards others due to immaturity. Romeo’s lack of maturity in being able to control his feelings is inconsistent which results in the events of the tragedy of himself and Juliet’s life. His approach to ladies was based on appearance. In the story, Romeo states “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
A study conducted by San Francisco State University was that money does have a factor on one´s happiness. But what the money is being spent on is not material objects, instead it is experiences that are being bought. One of the experiences that the students at the college purchased was a meal out. Now what a meal out gives a person is a feeling of activity in one's life and having social contracted with someone else, which a material possession would not be able to do. What this experience also provides is a memory which one might never forget because they had such a good time.
Every day, people are faced with tough situations in life and decisions made are not always as carefully thought out as they should be. It could be as simple as cheating on a diet or lying to mom to avoid trouble but no matter what, impulsive choices with bad endings are being made everywhere. William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet shows how many quick and not thought out choices can pile up and lead to an unhappy ending for everyone involved. It is the ultimate impulsive choice when a young man meets a young girl of a rival family at a ball in Verona, Italy and they get married and die less than a week later.
During the discussion regarding physical training for the guardians, the question of how to deal with sick people is raised. Adopting the position of Asclepius, Socrates concludes, “But as for the ones whose bodies are naturally unhealthy or whose souls are incurably evil, won’t they let the former die of their own accord and put the latter to death?” (86) Overall, Socrates advocates death for both groups mainly because they will not be able to contribute to the city. For the fatally ill, they will be so focused on treating themselves, they will not be able to work, and per Socrates, not be able to truly live either. On the other hand, Socrates believes that the “incurably evil”, or psychopaths, should be purged from the city as means of keeping