Literature, Visual Art, and Music Appreciation

Literature, Visual Art, and Music Appreciation

Category: Literature

“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” on the Price of Happiness

“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” on the Price of Happiness

Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” suggests that happiness does have a price, and what matters is what we do upon knowing the price.

‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ on How to Be Loved

‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ on How to Be Loved

‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal’ by Jeanette Winterson offers that trusting others to love you begins with appreciating and forgiving oneself.

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ on the Line Between Maturity and Being a Phony

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ on the Line Between Maturity and Being a Phony

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ suggests that maturity involves understanding one has to do things, especially his duty, even if he doesn’t want to do them.

Neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi on What Makes Life Worth Living

Neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi on What Makes Life Worth Living

For Kalanithi, relationships are the foundation of meaning.

‘Jane Eyre’ on What It Takes to Be a Good Person

‘Jane Eyre’ on What It Takes to Be a Good Person

Jane Eyre strives to live an honest life.

How Alex Tizon Profiles His Subject in “My Family’s Slave”

How Alex Tizon Profiles His Subject in “My Family’s Slave”

He gives us a range of her emotions, hence revealing her personality and spirit

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Lecture on Literature

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Lecture on Literature

The art is in the telling, and Bob Dylan sings us stories.