Written Work — 2002
20 December 2002 — Written in the twelfth grade, this essay gives a historical background to the life of George Orwell (Eric Blair) and explores his political thought as exempliﬁed in his works Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1949).
5 November 2002 — Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain was, as far as direction is concerned, quite a unique approach to ﬁlm. I enjoyed the movie immensely, not just for the quirky story, but likewise for the visual style that helped to encapsulate the ﬁlm’s quirky nature.
13 October 2002 — This mini-essay describes the shifting tone of Kate Chopin’s short story, “The Story of an Hour.” In short, the main character goes from tragically sad to happily liberated and, ﬁnally, to startlingly disappointed.
11 September 2002 — Written one year after the September 11th tragedy, this brief essay takes a look at the changes in social outlook that resulted therefrom.
18 February 2002 — Whether the governing body be that of Great Britain or, later, that of the U.S. federal government (which the Federalists, Whigs, Republicans, and Democrats have worked so hard over the years to transform into an omnipresent Leviathan), a systematic violation of the rights of native Americans has ensued.
January 2002 — When I was sixteen, I speculated that we opt for a social structure in which families raise children because we anticipate than an alternative system, such as one that forces children to be raised against their will in boarding schools, would yield less ultimate utility to the children within such a system than is yielded to them from the family structure.