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20 Jan

Are the Beautiful Virtuous?

For some reason, people tend to associate beauty with virtue and vice-versa. The beautiful are usually considered virtuous unless proved to the contrary. Hence the crooked and the cunning among the beautiful can manipulate their good-looks to achieve their ends. The beautiful have a definite advantage over the others especially when it comes to creating ‘first impressions&rsquo

20 Jan

Is Man a Born Devil? -Post Innocence Prognostications

It is impossible to speak about light without a word about shadow, about stillness without a word about noise. Likewise, it is impossible to discourse at length on virtue without recourse to vice. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost; And as with age his body uglier grows, So his mind cank

06 Jan

Childhood Innocence

THE NOTION OF INNOCENT CHILDHOOD IN LITERARY HISTORY – A BRIEF SURVEY Of all human conditions, innocence seems easily the best and the most desirable, for it means the complete absence of error, regret and all the anxieties that go with these— anxieties about avoiding guilt and making amends, for instance. When juxtaposed with guilt and remorse, innocence is indisputably

05 Jan

Supernatural Horror

Tappings From Outside: The Supernatural in Literature and Films “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”   The dread of the unknown, manifest in the childhood fear of the dark, is the oldest and strongest kind of fear that mankind has known. For much of human history, little was known of the scientific laws tha