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Hamlet and Gertrude’s Relationship in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

Shakespeare presents Hamlet’s and Gertrude’s relationship as a crucial factor for the plot of the play. Gertrude is vital in fuelling Hamlet’s hatred of women as well as his drive for revenge. Her remarriage also causes Hamlet to sink into melancholy as Bradley states it provided a ‘violent shock to his moral being’. Gertrude’s remarriage…

Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Did Hamlet Love for Ophelia?

Hamlet and Ophelia’s relationship is very complicated, and many critics have questioned whether Hamlet genuinely loved Ophelia. Hamlet genuinely loved her before his father’s death, and this is shown by the love letters they have from before. However, after Hamlet’s father’s death, he develops trust issues and resentment  especially towards women after his mother’s haste…

Native American Religions

Traditions of violence relative to Native American religious values and customs have been widely misunderstood and misinterpreted throughout history.  Early stereotypes of the indigenous habitants of the North and South American continents depicted Native Americans as violent, unintelligent, and primitive in their use of technology and resources.  Few records exist regarding the nature of the…

Malala Yousafzai: Activist and Female Education

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” -Malala Yousafzai (quotes.thefamouspeople.com). Malala Yousafzai is a well-known education activist who fights for children, mainly girls, all around the world so they can get an education. She grew up in and around school because her father is a teacher and an education advocate…

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797): A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Protofeminist is a term used to define women in a philosophical tradition that anticipated modern feminist concepts yet lived in a time when the term “feminist” was unknown, that is, prior to the 20th century. The precise use of the term is disputed, 18th-century feminism and 19th century feminism being also subsumed under “feminism” proper.…

Effect of European Colonization on First Nation Peoples of Australia

First Nation Peoples lived on their land peacefully and sustainability for tens of thousands of years. But this once disease-free, culturally-rich and clean nation was disrupted and almost destroyed by the British settlers when they invaded with the First Fleet in 1788. The devastating impacts of colonisation were so great that they are still affecting…