Persuassive Writing

The 1860 Oxford Debate: Wilberforce, Hooker, Huxley, And The Argument Over The Origin Of Species

From all that I hear from several quarters, it seems that Oxford did the subject great good. It is of enormous importance to the showing the world that a few first-rate men are not afraid of expressing their opinion. I see daily more and more plainly that my unaided book would have done absolutely nothing. […]

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Who is the Real Enemy?

Erich Maria Remarque’s characters come alive in All Quiet on the Western Front. In particular, Remarque portrays the authority figures as petty, self-oriented, and cruel. The lack of concern for their subordinates becomes clear as the novel progresses. Kantorek, Himmelstoss, and the Kaiser all wish to win the war but do not wish to take […]

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Unplugged: An Appeal to the Technologically Trapped Teenager

Have you ever seen the movie Now and Then? The main characters bond over bike rides between towns, trying to find information about the mysterious death of a young boy. Meanwhile, I spent the better part of my summer scrolling through Tumblr, instant-messaging friends who were just blocks away, and watching Youtube videos of regular […]

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The Social Media Struggle

It all started with institutionalized education. Well, really, it began with an entrepreneurial Harvard student trying to connect the world. Mark Zuckerberg and his social media successors aside, my initiation into a world of Facebook-obsessed adolescents was highly unpleasant. Despite the fact that making friends with real, live people was taxing enough for my timid […]

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