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Couser’s criticism of Sacks’ work

The article written by G. Thomas Couser that examines Oliver Sacks’ works was very fascinating to me. At first when I watched the documentary clip, I found myself very curious about the lives of people living with Williams syndrome and… Continue Reading →

The role of Charles in “A Beautiful Mind”

“A Beautiful Mind” is one of the most intensely human and emotional dramas ever made, in my opinion. It explores the themes of living with paranoid schizophrenia, and the “lonely genius” trope. When we are first introduced to John Nash,… Continue Reading →

Bonding and Estranging Unreliability in “The Sixth Sense”

“The Sixth Sense” is a masterpiece of a film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. It is a beautifully suspenseful and chilling film with arguably the biggest plot twist ever to have been seen in cinematic history. The narrator… Continue Reading →

Karma in “Haircut”

One of the main themes in “Haircut” by Ring Lardner is the concept of karma – what goes around, comes around. This theme unfolds as we read about the horrible “jokes” that Jim Kendall plays on various town citizens, and… Continue Reading →

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