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Heart of Islam

Islamic thought has experienced much advancement since the time of Prophet Muhammad; with the emergence of new schools of thoughts such as the Mu’tazila, the difference between Sunni and Shi’a, and the bewildering world of Sufism, etc. At the same time, a Muslim is inclined to ask the question: Was it true advancement? After all, …

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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis drive home a common point: one has to look beneath the surface of things. While Kafka’s work depicts the simple everyday life of an urban family, Conrad takes us to a strange realm where reality can be frightening. To Conrad, looking beneath the surface of things …

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Colonialism and Moral Conflict in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Conrad’s tale of nineteenth-century Africa asks deep questions about colonialism, the moral justifications of the occupting power and the consequences for the underdeveloped country on which western intervention is focused. In Heart of Darkness the setting is the Belgian Congo, but the issues raised apply endlessly to the various western colonial adventures of more recent …

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Create harmony

There was a young boy who was born with a hearing impairment and had never known what the meaning of sound is. He did not know how beats vary to create harmony. But he was quite observant. He realized that whenever people were dancing, there was a certain excitement which they wore on their faces. …

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Hearing vs. listening

Hearing refers to the ability of the person to detect sound through the ears auditory system. It operates in two facets which is the mechanical behavior of the ear or its auditory system and the neurological processing of information identification and reception. The mechanics of hearing could be as straightforward as its mechanical definition. The …

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Heart of Darkness

Both The Old Man and the Sea and Heart of Darkness deal with desire and the manner in which people deal with it: both fulfillment and disappointment occur to the characters and the manner in which they deal with it reflects their attitude towards desire. In The Old Man and the Sea the two main …

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Character Narration

Edgar Allan Poe, just mention his name and images of death, blood, and insanity fill the mind. Poe was a master of all things scary. He used terror to manipulate the emotions of his audience, and succeeded time and time again. He was a pioneer of the modern detective novel, and his short story plots …

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