AaronJRobert

AaronJRobert

Metro-Detroit native currently studying public relations and writing. Interested in history, pop culture, and visual trends.

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Pomegranate symbolism in ancient literature

Pomegranates have been cultivated by humans for thousands of years, and perhaps one of the oldest harvested fruit. The red, bulb-like fruit is mentioned in Ancient Egyptian texts, Greek mythology, the Bible, and the Quran. Different cultures used this fruit as treatment for various ailments (i.e. tapeworm in ancient Egypt). It is interesting how different ancient cultures viewed pomegranates and used them symbolically in their literature.

  • So the article would provide a perspective about Pomegranates (what they are, where they are grown, which cultures had them) and then expand on that point, using symbolism and literature perspectives.Or so I understand. Will it have religious connotations? Just curious. – shehrozeameen 1 month ago
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  • I believe it will have religious connotations as some cultures (such as the Zoroastrians and Jews) used pomegranates in their traditions and rites. – AaronJRobert 4 weeks ago
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  • Pomegranates definitely have religious meaning and significance! It would be interesting to see how they all tie together, even in later medieval symbology (in art and heraldry). It might be important to note how many of these more ancient cultures were interconnected and played off of each other's mythology. – boldlygone 2 weeks ago
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  • I think this could be a very eye-catching article. There's definitely history and plenty of research material there. It would be interesting to see how you would integrate culture, literature, and tradition. – ReidaBookman 6 days ago
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AaronJRobert

I’m a fan of her work as well. Being her research assistant would be a great opportunity!

Toys Will Be Toys: Barbie vs. LEGO
AaronJRobert

I think you would enjoy this article from Christina Hoff Sommers, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute: https://www.aei.org/publication/those-who-push-for-toy-neutrality-dont-get-little-girls-at-all/

Toys Will Be Toys: Barbie vs. LEGO
AaronJRobert

While trends have changed dramatically in the past decade, this one study from UC-Irvine (http://education.uci.edu/docs/Bodily_Signs_2011.pdf) finds that adolescents with tattoos are significantly less likely to go to college than their non-tattood peers, after controlling for many variables. Granted, this study uses data from the late 90s and early 00s, but it is an interesting correlation nonetheless.

Tattoos: Alternative Expression with Traditional Roots
AaronJRobert

Intersting article! I never thought how political displaying the female body could be. Are there as many political connotations to depicting the male body in various forms? And if not, what does that say about us as a society?

Painters Who Challenged the Conventional Female Nude