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?

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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

What is the effect of Funder’s first person narrative style in Stasiland?

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. A work of literary journalism that deviates from the traditional modes of historiography, … Continue reading What is the effect of Funder’s first person narrative style in Stasiland?