“It seemed to be a near contradiction to say that there are truths imprinted on the soul, which it perceives or understands not; imprinting if it signify anything, being nothing else but the making certain truths to be perceived.” John Locke was an English philosopher, who was an influential thinker to the era of enlightenment. […]

“The silence was unbroken, the darkness gave no token.” ‘The Raven’, was written by author Edgar Allan Poe in January of 1845. ‘The Raven’ tells the story of a man who is grieving for his recently passed mistress, when one night during a storm a raven starts knocking on his window seeking refuge. The raven […]

how to deal with people with different religious views than you. Thomas Hobbes “all of us start off in life with minds that are blank” – Locke “everything we think and know are from what we own experiences.” – Locke ideas we make when we are young are more important to when we are older, […]

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ALPS ” the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss homeā€”the sublime shapes of the mountains, the changes of the seasons, tempest and calm, the silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers.” “The weight upon my spirit was sensibly lightened as I plunged yet deeper in the ravine of […]

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MAN VS SELF “Often did my human nature turn with loathing from my occupation whilst still urged on by an eagerness which perpetually increased. I brought my work near to its conclusion.” “Life although it may only be an accumulation of anguish is dear to me, and I will defend it.” “How can I describe […]

“Nothing is more painful to the human mind as great and sudden change.” Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley 1818 depicts the tale of Victor Frankenstein and his journey to finding a cure for death. I was able to identify the story’s antagonist by analysing the traits of passion, control and dualism within Frankensteins creation. Through […]

The Tell Tale Heart – Wide Reading “Is it not clear that I am not mad? Indeed, the illness only made my mind, my feelings, my senses stronger, more powerful.” ‘The Tell Tale Heart,’ written by author Edgar Allan Poe in 1843 depicts the first person perspective of an unknown narrator. The short story explores […]

1718 Politics – In the 18th century politics were beginning to be drastically changed by the likes of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes, They were two politicians who put fourth the concept of democracy. This lead to the decline of European states run by the monarchy and in the later years caused the beginning of […]