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Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth, Too: Gender in bell hooks’ all about love

Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth, Too: Gender in bell hooks’ all about love

By Sophie Chen

In a society so deeply imbued with patriarchy, women and men struggle to navigate their relationships with love and power, leaving many distraught and hopeless. bell hooks’ all about love: new visions is both a celebration of love and its cathartic abilities, as well as a call to action. She urges her readers to embrace a shared meaningful definition, thus treating the enigmatic concept as a verb rather than a noun. However…

The Effects and Reflection of Space in Émile Zola’s Germinal

The Effects and Reflection of Space in Émile Zola’s Germinal

By Bianca Chui

In Émile Zola’s novel Germinal, the distinction between characters from differing social classes can be seen in their outward appearances. However, a subtler distinction can be seen through the use of space. Zola uses contrasting physical surroundings, from the larger perspective of a neighbourhood to the smaller perspective of living quarters, to showcase the differences in social class.

Panasonic: The Power Of Language In White Noise

Panasonic: The Power Of Language In White Noise

By Maggie Coval

Used to establish keystones of identity, emotion, and culture, language defines many of the parameters of human life. In his novel, White Noise, Don DeLillo analyzes the power and limitation of language in a technologically advancing world.