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The Trolley Problem in The Gone Girl Movie

The 2008 neo-noir movie puts to light a conflict over different types of ethics; deontological and consequentialist wherein Patrick has to choose between doing the right thing by convention (returning the child to the mother) as opposed to ensuring the child’s welfare by allowing the benevolent kidnapper to keep the child. An examination of this moral dilemma in terms of ethics and philosophy would make for interesting reading.


    The Depiction of Religion In Anime

    Religion is an important orienting concept for societies so it is not surprising that anime has often dealt with it in many different forms. An article examining religion in Attack n Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist and D Gray Man would help provide for exciting reading. One could look at either the depiction of the organisation or religious themes within them.

    • That would be an interesting article. Especially in how Christianity is portrayed (or referenced). – OkaNaimo0819 7 months ago
    • You might add Avatar: The Last Airbender to that list. Hindu and Buddhist concepts are all over that, not to mention the usage of the elements (I'm not sure what religion that's tied to exactly, but I have seen it in a lot of fantasy/anime-type literature and movies). – Stephanie M. 4 months ago

    Thematic Analysis of The Death Cure

    There seems to be a lack of critical analysis with regards to the Maze Runner theories, especially with regards to the religious, sociological and political perspectives.

    • This seems too short. It needs to be expanded regarding what theories and what would be addressed. – Joseph Cernik 2 years ago
    • This will include an analysis of the Biblical references present in the Maze Runner as well as forming a theory of the YA Cycle – RedFlame2000 2 years ago

    Ambigous Endings

    I’d figure that an analysis on ambiguous ends in literature seems to warrant some serious thought.I’d like somebody to write about the psychology related to an open-ended plot..Movies could do as well.Anime is also an option

    • Do you have specific works in mind? Choosing some might help anchor the topic. – Stephanie M. 3 years ago
    • Before We Go is a great movie with an ambiguous ending. – Munjeera 3 years ago
    • Like the ending in Kidnapped or David Copperfield? – RedFlame2000 3 years ago
    • Looks good under the topic of writing as the discussion could be the value of an ambiguous ending using various examples of how it works in various mediums. – Munjeera 3 years ago
    • Before We Go is a Chris Evans movie about two people who meet in New York. He is on his way to connect us with the love of his life who has become an old flame and she is deciding to end her marriage. I can't say the ending because it will be a spoiler but the ending is ambiguous. Unusual for a romantic comedy. – Munjeera 3 years ago
    • An ambiguous ending to a novel will undoubtedly leave open the window to future renditions. Even in a happy-ending scenario, there is potential for reversal of fortune (leading to another compilation). There is always the possibility that the reader massaged the original plot into a flavor consistent to their unique palate; one the author could conceivably exploit into several more chapters, or sequels. An unresolved ending builds the kind of tension and momentum that brings loyal readership back to the watering hole, so to speak. That is not to say that critics won't take notice either, for ambiguity fuels their ire as well. – lofreire 3 years ago
    • Damn! You beat me to it. I was going to suggest a very similar topic. On a personal note, I rather enjoy ambiguous endings or those that credit the audience with enough intelligence to work things out for themselves. We are all too often given spoon-fed answers that discourage us from thinking...and we are a thinking species after all! – Amyus 3 years ago
    • Are ambiguous endings sometimes done so as to leave the way open for a sequel? Or it can be a sci-fi device... – JudyPeters 3 years ago

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    Latest Comments

    Beautiful essay.
    I think Thano’s self-deification reminds me of this passage from Nietzche
    “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us??”

    The Role of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame

    I can’t say I disagree.

    The Giver: Memory, Meaning and Belonging

    Thank you, Georgia.
    I’m happy that you enjoyed my closing..

    The Giver: Memory, Meaning and Belonging

    I’m not from India, so we didn’t have that here.
    But yes, individuality is something worth preserving indeed.

    The Giver: Memory, Meaning and Belonging

    I agree with you wholeheartedly on this one.

    The Giver: Memory, Meaning and Belonging

    I think it would depend on how the director approaches the material. If a wanted a fun watch with some suggestive content, I would definitely go for Fairy Tail which takes it to a different level. But on the other hand, if you were to ask me about a more serious watchlist, I’d pick FMA.
    All in all, a fine article. I also think you could look at seinen if you’re interested.

    Anime in America: The Adverse Affect on Women

    I have to agree with you on that.

    The Giver: Memory, Meaning and Belonging

    I personally wouldn’t say the movie was trash, but yes the book was better.

    The Giver: Memory, Meaning and Belonging