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Racism in ‘The Help’ and ‘Slave on the Block’

Both Tate Taylor’s 2011 film, ‘The Help’, and Langston Hughes’ short story ‘Slave on the Block’ express the issue of racism against African Americans in history, albeit exploring the topic in different ways. Taylor’s film homes in on the incredibly hostile and violent attitudes towards black people in the past by telling the story of…

King Lear: Character Analysis Act 1 and 2

King Lear is often viewed as one of Shakespeare’s more complex, enigmatic plays, with a well-defined and multifaceted titular protagonist, one who is steadily developed throughout the course of the narrative. As the story progresses, Lear is placed under constant, immense emotional and psychological stress as the situations and people around him change, and he,…

Causes and Effects of the Decline of the Old Kingdom in Ancient Egypt

The River Nile was the foundation upon which ancient Egyptian society stood, and as Egypt’s greatest resource, disruption in its flow was, alongside some others the foremost catalyst for the downfall of the chapter of ancient Egyptian history known as the “Old Kingdom” (c. 2686-2181 BC). Many view the Old Kingdom as the height of…

Lab Explained: Effect of Salinity on Seed Germination

Research Question How does salinity affect the seed germination of Solanum lycopersicum? Introduction Relevance to Real world Covering 14% of Australia and home to over two million people, the Murray Darling Basin is Australia’s largest and most iconic river system (figure 1) (McCormick, 2015). As over one-third of Australia’s food supply is produced by the…

Schizophrenia: Features, Diagnosis and Treatment

Introduction The schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders is the general categorization for the disorder that I have chosen which is schizophrenia. Some key features that define the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders category are delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking (speech), grossly disorganized or abnormal motor behavior (including catatonia), and other negative symptoms (negative symptoms…