Gambler’s Fallacy, Black/White Thinking, Ad Hominem, Slippery slope, Call to Science, False Cause, Strawman (black/white thinking) You either have a monogamous relationship or you’re a cheater. (Ad hominem attack) Everyone in an open/poly relationship is an unhappy slut with loose morals who is destroying traditional relationships. (slippery slope) You start with an open relationship and […]

“Sometimes it is the people that no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” The Imitation Game is a historical drama film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as real-life British cryptologist, Alan Turing, who decrypted German intelligence codes for […]

Turtles All the Way Down, written by the award-winning author John Green, tells the story of a girl named Aza and her struggle with OCD. This book is incredibly honest and realistic. Nothing is hidden. It is not sugar-coated to make people feel more comfortable. Her anxiety and mental health continue to be unrelenting issues from […]

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“White Bear” is the second episode of the second season in the Netflix show, Black Mirror. It was written by the series creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker and directed by Carl Tibbetts.  White bear explores many themes including justice and demonization. There are notable similarities between White Bear and real murder cases. When an abhorrent […]

The movie, Ferdinand, produced by Blue Sky Studios, is based on the book, The Story of Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf. Ferdinand is a story about a friendly bull named Ferdinand and his opposition to bullfighting. Through this exciting, colourful and fun movie many themes are explored including how we exploit animals and whether or not […]

Beauty Queens is a satire about a group of beauty queens who are stranded on an island and thus removed from the patriarchal rules that shape their daily lives. It is a commentary on society and what happens when people are removed from it. Essentially, it is a female take of Lord of the Flies […]

In the book Looking for Alaska, John Green uses Alaska to illustrate how pain is romanticized. In the book Looking for Alaska, Alaska is a deeply deeply sad person who often says depressing lines such as “you all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.” In the book, the character Alaska is seen by […]

A man walks into the market looking to pick up women. He asks the village player for help. The village player says “Watch and learn.” He walks up to a woman selling honey and says “Do you have any honey, honey?” The woman gives him honey and a kiss.He walks up to another woman selling […]

https://www.shmoop.com/lord-of-the-flies/power-quotes-2.html In Lord of the Flies written by William Golding in 1954 is a book about a group of British boys being stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. This book is an allegory. This means that the story is a vehicle for metaphors that represent greater ideas of the […]