As a Writer of an Autobiography About Life in the Woods, Would You Spend More Pages Describing an Ant War or Loons? Why?

Well from reading the title above you must be quite confused, I mean an ant war and loons? It doesn’t make much sense. To explain this, for the past few weeks I have been reading the autobiography Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, which has been a very confusing and absurd read. The autobiography itself is … More As a Writer of an Autobiography About Life in the Woods, Would You Spend More Pages Describing an Ant War or Loons? Why?

Cancer

When you hear the word cancer you probably think of a terrible disease, which is very complicated and unknown, which is understandable. Common questions that people ask about cancer include: is it alive? Why aren’t Doctors able to find a single cure for it? Is It contagious?  The answer to the first question: is cancer … More Cancer

What are Some of the Qualities and Strategies that Machiavelli Recommended to Political Leaders? How Does this Represent a Break With the Past?

Machiavelli was a political philosopher during the period known as the Renaissance. He wrote a book called, The Prince, which is all about the qualities and strategies that he himself recommended to political leaders. But what were some of these qualities and strategies; and how do they represent a break with the past? The Qualities … More What are Some of the Qualities and Strategies that Machiavelli Recommended to Political Leaders? How Does this Represent a Break With the Past?

How Important is it For a Person to Summarize His Philosophy of Life in an Early Chapter of an Autobiography?

One of the most important aspects of an autobiography is the fact that you are able to share your views, beliefs, and even your philosophy of life. Every single person in this world has a different way of life; this is because everyone has different opinions on how one should live life, and how they … More How Important is it For a Person to Summarize His Philosophy of Life in an Early Chapter of an Autobiography?

In What Ways Does Petrarch Embody the Spirit of the Renaissance

Petrarch(1304-1374), was a very well known person during the Renaissance; he was a scholar, poet, and was also one of the earliest humanist’s. Through what scholars and historians have gathered about him, it is pretty clear that Petrarch embodies the spirit of the Renaissance. So in what ways did he embody the spirit of the … More In What Ways Does Petrarch Embody the Spirit of the Renaissance

Some of the Key Ideas From the Renaissance

The Renaissance, yes I mean the one that everyone thinks of when they hear the word “renaissance.” The Renaissance was a very important time in history, and was very influential in the development of western civilization. Even though there were many moments in history before the 14th century that embodied some aspects like a renaissance, … More Some of the Key Ideas From the Renaissance

Would Walden Have Been a Better Book if Thoreau had Supplied More Background Information on His Life

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, has been one of the most confusing autobiographies I have ever read. I have read more than quite a few autobiographies during this school year; some were incredibly intriguing and interesting, others were works of literary art, and some were downright confusing. But Walden, by far, has been the most … More Would Walden Have Been a Better Book if Thoreau had Supplied More Background Information on His Life