A boy sent to war

"Your son is too sensitive to go to war, " the recruiter said solemnly. His hair-thin mustache twitched and seemed to crawl like a sickly caterpillar, it moved in its strange way half a centimeter across his face so that it was now off center. I blinked and rubbed my eyes, perhaps it had been … Continue reading A boy sent to war


Memory, nature’s gift or curse?

From the time we are born, our understanding of world is shaped and reshaped. Jean Piaget, a Swiss development psychologist and philosopher, once observed that “what we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see”.  We each have unique experiences, and it is our individual responses to experiences that mould the … Continue reading Memory, nature’s gift or curse?

Frau Paul: A tragic victim of the Stasi

“Frau Paul is the most damaged character in the text.” Discuss Set in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Stasiland by Anna Funder, recreates a “land gone wrong” and attempts to explore the lasting influence that the meticulous and pervasive secret police agency, the Stasi had on its own citizens. Throughout the … Continue reading Frau Paul: A tragic victim of the Stasi