McSweeney's Essays

  • Cormac Mccarthy The Road Analysis

    733 Words  | 3 Pages

    In the novel, The Road, Cormac McCarthy relates the accounts of a man and his boy as they progress through the post-apocalyptic world with hopes to survive and overcome their struggles (trounce their tussles). Throughout their journey south, the man and the boy face many problems that arise which include surviving in a cannibalistic society and a shortage of food, to the extent that his primary goal is “food. Always food” (17). The man and boy persevere through these obstacles using the man’s experience

  • Heroic Epiphanies In Dave Egger's 'Zeitoun'

    710 Words  | 3 Pages

    “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers is a nonfiction novel that follows tragic epiphanies for the protagonist and his family when he decides to stay and witness the catastrophic hurricane Katrina. Once Abdurrahman Zeitoun traveled to United States, Louisiana, he finds the American dream. He became the owner of a painting contractor business and a father and husband. Born in Jableh Syria, he is a Muslim. As well as his American wife Kathy that eventually converted to it. As reports of Katrina's danger awareness

  • Symbolism In Dave Egger's The Circle

    1141 Words  | 5 Pages

    “The Circle” isn’t just a novel that has to do with technology and romance, it has greater meaning behind it. Dave Egger’s writing in the novel captures deep meaning in the words he uses. “This novel is distinct from social satire in viewing moral defects less as flaws of a character than as intellectual previsions.” (Atwood, 1) “The Circle is an ancient symbol that’s had a variety of incarnations. This novel makes the reader put itself in the characters shoes.” (Atwood, 2) Dave Egger’s childhood

  • Summary Of Nick Riggle's 'High Five'

    891 Words  | 4 Pages

    Nick Riggle is the author of “High Five!” He is a writer and a philosopher. Riggle is an assistant professor in the department of philosophy at the University of San Diego. His work has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. In his article, he claims that being awesome is the desired achievement for many people and that it is the proclaimed antonym of “sucking”. He also mentions that a “high five” is a gesture of showing appreciation. He provides the readers with an interesting clever main argument;

  • Analysis Of Nick Riggle's 'High Five'

    892 Words  | 4 Pages

    Nick Riggle is the author of “High Five!” He is a writer and a philosopher. Riggle is an assistant professor in the department of philosophy at the University of San Diego. His work has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. In his article, he claims that being awesome is the desired achievement for many people and that it is the proclaimed antonym of “sucking”. He also mentions that a “high five” is a gesture of showing appreciation. He provides the readers with an interesting clever main argument;

  • Hofstede's Model Of Cultural Analysis

    1720 Words  | 7 Pages

    Hofstede’s model is the best-known model for national culture. It is being recognized because of the relationship it has in terms of behaviors in the business context. Geert Hofstede adopted the model when he was determining the effects of cultural aspects of business. The model he managed to establish has some aspects that are contributed by culture of different societies. For example, he determined the associations between individualism versus collectivism as provided by culture. He also learned