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Have you ever caught yourself whistling at work? Perhaps you have told yourself to just keep swimming? Maybe even had your knee kissed better when you hurt it as a child? Are these phrases ringing any bells in your head? If yes, you have likely been influenced by the monstrous bundle of movies created by Walt Disney. If not, I am guessing you are not part of the 116 million subscribers of Disney+. Nevertheless, you are still influenced by Disney...
The First World War decimated a generation, leaving behind a people disillusioned with the world. Jake Barnes, the protagonist in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises counts himself among this ‘Lost Generation’ because he became impotent as a result of an injury during the war. The wound, while a physical one, affected Jake in multiple ways, making him passive and unwilling to confront his problems. Jake’s physical impotence serves as a metaphor for other characters in the novel that, like...
The Olympics is the largest sporting event in the world, with an average of 3.64 billion people watching globally (Statista 2020). The Olympic vision is to build a better world through sport and they to do this through three main values rooted in the philosophy of Pierre de Coubertin: Striving for excellence, Demonstrating respect and Celebrating friendship (Olympic.org 2021). Three missions ensure they are working towards their vision, are: ensuring each game is unique and celebrated, the athletes are the...
I believe that for those of us who are fortunate enough to have grown up with our grandparents – as the backdrop of our childhood – will have developed a cherished relationship with them. For example, for the most part of my life, my imagination and motivation have been significantly inspired by my grandmother. Because of that, I find the detail of ‘braiding hair’ in the poem ‘My Hakka Grandmother’ particularly inspirational as it rekindled my memory. Through my reflection,...