Black Panther – Hidden Messages and Why You Probably Should Know about the Oliphant

When I read La Chanson de Roland, as usual, I was lost in a whirlwind of unfamiliarity and confusion over why this middle age French poem matters. While the protagonist of the poem needed to blow an ivory tusk (Oliphant) for the French king Charlemagne to come to his army’s rescue, simply because the Moors,Continue reading “Black Panther – Hidden Messages and Why You Probably Should Know about the Oliphant”

Factory Girls

4am. I am beyond late. The idealistic part of me hated the job but the realistic part urged me and told me to go gather life experience and sauce for my writings. I’d read Emile Zola and how the repetitive imagery of darkness fills Germinal. A white horse trapped in the bowels of the mineContinue reading “Factory Girls”

Les Mouches – The Flies, Jean Paul Sartre

Why you need to read this play.. The ideology of existentialism presents the notion of finding the meaning of life through free will, choice, and personal responsibility. It has a slight penchant towards atheism since this same concept also alludes to being self reliant and independent ( not relying on external sources, a higher being etc)Continue reading “Les Mouches – The Flies, Jean Paul Sartre”

The Grasshopper and the Ant – La Fontaine

The Grasshopper having sung all summer found herself ill provided for when winter came. Not even a scrap of fly or worm. She went and told her neighbor the ant, begging her for a loan of a few grains to survive until the new season. “I’ll pay you back”, she said, ‘before August, animal’s honour,Continue reading “The Grasshopper and the Ant – La Fontaine”