Monthly Archives: November 2012

An Overcoat for the Self

Considering the importance of The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol to the writing of The Namesake by Juhmpa Lahiri, I believe it is possible to draw a line connecting the main characters of both books, and their overcoats. For Gogol (The Namesake), his … Continue reading

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The Matrix of your Personality

What creates the self??? The Matrix (which my English class is currently watching) proposes multiple different philosophical theories, one of which is quite interests me. All the characters in The Matrix live in two separate worlds: the Matrix world, and the real world. Up … Continue reading

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A Whole New Light

I wanted to bring to light an idea that I had while reading through the first couple chapters in the Namesake. My idea is simply this: Someone’s relationship with an object of significance will greatly affect the significance of that … Continue reading

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