Essays - Part 25
They say that a woman becomes mother when she gets pregnant, while a man – when the baby is born. It is true, as woman meets her child earlier. When the baby is in her belly, they can communicate, feel each other’s mood, get sick together and so on. Whether it does or does not make a mother-to-be happy depends on her personality, of course. The same thing is with a father-to-be. The moment he starts to feel responsibility of being a parent totally depends on what kind of person he is.
The discovery of the nuclear energy in the twentieth century is one of the most ambiguous scientific achievements in the history of mankind. It is strongly associated both with some of the most horrific world tragedies and the most interesting technological ideas. So, what is more important when considering the issue of atomic energy, its benefits or its dangers?
No doubt, the Genius from the Foggy Albion has left rich literary heritage for his descendants both in romantic genre and in dramaturgy. The Tempest – the last play written by the great master, which is considered to be his most mature and outstanding masterpiece. The Tempest is a kind of quintessence of his gift combined with a personal spiritual experience he gained during the life, which resulted in a unique piece that still can’t but fascinate the admirers of dramatic art.
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare was written in the middle of 16th century. In his masterpiece a genius of words managed to reveal a serious problem of women’s social status in a lighthearted and exquisite comedy. The main values of the Elizabethan era, where the events of the comedy take place, were courtship and marriage. Moreover, the sacred Mystery of Marriage very often turned out to be just a method to obtain power, money or to deliver an inheritor. No need to say that under such conditions women were deprived of the most opportunities available for men.
Driving a private car to work is expensive and stressful, contributes to air pollution and wealth of insurance companies. Yet, despite the exhaust fumes causing the choking smog in my city and three hours spent each day in traffic jams, I still drive. Why? The answer is simple: public transport simply does not make a good alternative. However, several simple improvements can change the situation for better in many aspects.
Five years ago I decided to get my driving license: I enrolled on a course at a driving school, spent two months learning the traffic rules and a month driving, passed my driving test and… in less than a month got into a car accident. It was not exactly my fault, but I was definitely not experienced enough to maneuver successfully in a busy rush hour traffic. Could this accident have been prevented? For sure.
Romeo and Juliet are considered to be an example of perfect blind love – love that does not obey orders and listens only to the heart. Moreover, it was a tragic love, which did not last for long. Of course, one should not forget that they both are in heaven now and can enjoy one another for eternity. But would you like to experience such destiny yourself?
Othello is introduced to us by the author as the greatest army general in Venice. He is courageous, intelligent and honorable. Nevertheless, his nickname makes us think of him as of an uncultured, crude and coarse creature. In fact, the only problem is that, because he was born in Muslim region, he has got black skin. For this reason his marriage to beautiful Desdemona, the daughter of a prominent Venetian, provokes racial slurs against him.
Our century is called the age of information. Nowadays you can hardly imagine one being able to live a single day without watching TV or reading a newspaper in order to find out the latest news. But how are the “hottest” news items selected and presented for us as something worth paying attention to? Editors’ numerous concerns can be confined to three key factors.
Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare,which has remained popular among the readers, actors, directors and theater-goers for more than four centuries. So, what is it that makes it so distinguished?