The way people deal with history can tell a lot about them. History can go a step further to tell the future of an individual. We can decide which aspects to stress and focus on and which to forget. This can be achieved…
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Words have always had a great influence on people in the past. However, the trend is changing as time passes by. Mario Vargas Llosa has made the observation that many people nowadays are lacking the motivation and passion to read. On many occasions, gentlemen approach his book store to buy books for their wives and kids. These men claim that they cannot afford enough time to read since they are engrossed in their day to day activities. What has changed? Where did the compassion go? Men have got many obligations and responsibilities in life. They claim that they would not spend time burying their faces deep in to books. Statistics show that literature is becoming a female thing. More women are interested in reading than men. Some explain that middle class women can be able to read more because they work for fewer hours than men. It’s a pity for the men who are unaware of the pleasure that they are missing. A society in which the works of literature are hidden is full of vices. One of the key factors influencing the peoples’ interest in literature and reading habits is science and technology (Llosa, Mario).
Science and technology can fail to play an integrating role. There is infinite richness of knowledge which has led to specialization. Literature will always be the common denominator of all experiences. Literature has enabled individuals from all walks of life to transcend history. Literature has always protected people against prejudice, racism and political sectarianism. Literature has always acted as weapon in the fights against discrimination, fear as well as exploitation. Therefore, without literature, history is as good as dead (Llosa, Mario)..
Still on the subject of literature, William Faulkner’s speech reveals more. He feels that the award was given to him as a result of his hard work in the field of literature. He dedicates the award to writers like him be it men
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In both news reporting and in light entertainment genres there is a marked preoccupation with crime, policing and criminal justice. Murder, for example, attracts extensive media attention despite the fact that it is a relatively rare form of crime. Detective series are much loved, and the dramatic depiction of violent crime in particular forms the core theme of most action films.
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Renaissance is a French word, which means rebirth, and refers to the artistic transformation in Europe between 14th and 16th centuries (Baxandall 40). This was an age of growth in Europe when new and powerful city states emerged. Great artists, writers and thinkers, among them Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, lived during this time.