Hamlet’s Third Soliloquy: Melancholy vs Mourning

Sigmund Freud clarifies the difference between melancholy and mourning as depending on the un/conscious response of the individual. Though both mental states share similarities, as both can make people depart from normal attitudes of life, mourning is a conscious, natural response to a loss of a “loved one”1 or “some abstraction”1. The mental features of … More Hamlet’s Third Soliloquy: Melancholy vs Mourning

America, Donald Trump and Presidential Debates

What is so fascinating about the United States? I say it’s partly due to its superpower status and the millions of us chasing the American Dream. Most obviously, the current global fascination with the US is only promoted due to the current presidential nominees with the spotlight hitting Donald Trump (Drumpf). Having read some analysis in the morning … More America, Donald Trump and Presidential Debates

Why Do Women Wear Makeup?

Inspired by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett‘s ‘Why do girls wear makeup?’ article (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/21/why-do-girls-wear-makeup-google-answer), I wanted to try and write my own opinion. I did use her article as a guide to how I approached this. 🙂 Dating as far back as 10,000 BCE (yes, Jesus wasn’t even born yet), men and women have experimented with cosmetics for thousands … More Why Do Women Wear Makeup?

‘People who are going to die in ten years decided our future.’ – The argument of my generation.

The results of the EU referendum had led masses to flee to social media to express their undying rage. 16/17 year olds who weren’t able to vote argued that it was unfair that those who wouldn’t have to deal with the repercussions as, quoting one of my classmates, ‘they’ll be dead before the next sunrise’. … More ‘People who are going to die in ten years decided our future.’ – The argument of my generation.