Big Brother is Watching Your Language, Literally: How 1984s Big Brother and Gilead of The Handmaid’s Tale uses Language as a Tool of Power

(Addis) ‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’ Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher of language amongst many others, described the power of language along these lines. Dystopia is ‘‘an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives’’. A fundamental characteristic aspect of dystopian worlds is control over others,... Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Guide to Classical Literature

1.The Good Place Have you ever thought that The Divine Comedy is great with all these hot sinful people but it needs a bit more comedy and was more inclusive in its afterlife? Then this is the show for you!, The Good Place, created by Micheal Shur, is  a philosophical afterlife comedy tackling classic dilemmas... Continue Reading →

Happiness of Our Day

''Happiness is like a warm bed on a cold morning.'' ''Happiness is getting what you want.'' ''I am happy when I am with my friends laughing.'' Everyone has a different idea on happiness which varies depending on the person, the time, or the phase of the moon. For Aristotle “Happiness is a life lived according... Continue Reading →

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