Glory (1989) Movie: Summary and Review

Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the first black regiment in the Civil War, the Massachusetts “Fighting” Fifty-fourth.  An extremely talented cast and crew earned three Academy Awards (cinematography, sound and supporting actor) and five nominations for their work in Glory.  The outstanding cinematography, sound, score and acting recreate the events…

The Indian Awakening in Latin America: Summary & Analysis

This book describes difficulties of the Indians who inhabit the following countries: Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, and Brazil. This book is a compilation of the various struggles of Indians living in these countries of Latin America. For over four centuries, these people have been taken advantage of by the Europeans who invaded their…

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): History & Summary

Founded in 1958 by Dr. Ethel Percy, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of older Americans. Percy felt that older Americans could attain a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment by remaining physically and intellectually active in society, thus came about his idea to form the…

Katharine Graham- Personal History: Summary & Review

The author of this autobiography is the former publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, a newspaper with a tremendous spread throughout the United States and beyond.  The extensive autobiography titled simply Personal History, tells about the lives of her lineage (grandparents and parents) and how they influenced the outcome of her life.  Obviously no…

Ernest Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: Summary & Analysis

People sometimes think if they aren’t getting enough sleep they are an insomniac, and other people blame other things on their sleeplessness.  There are two characters in the short story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, by Ernest Hemingway, one is a possible insomniac, protagonist, and one chooses to be an insomniac, antagonist.  These two characters each…

Satyajit Ray’s Ghare Baire (The Home and the World): Summary & Review

The construction of a national political community in India has always been undermined by the absence of homogenous social foundations within its separate nation states.  “Public identity” has never ceased to be polysemous; this plurality is grounded in religion, ethnicity, caste, language, gender, and culture. Partha Chatterjee defines “inner” and “outer” as a separation of…

Deepa Mehta’s Earth: Summary & Analysis

India is a strong example of a developing nation where, because of resentment and resistance to the social impact of economic change, fundamentalism has been strongly fed as entire cultural and religious groups have become marginalized.  Patterns of resentment and resistance among these marginalized groups have led to a situation where, paradoxically, the national government…

Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Summary & Analysis

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with its meaningful message of individualism, was an extremely influential novel during the 1960’s.  In addition, its author, Ken Kesey, played a significant role in the development of the counterculture of the 60’s; this included all people who did not conform to society’s standards, experimented in drugs, and just…