Ishan Anand's Blog (5)

Oppoites Repel

"Like calls to like"

- Leigh Bardugo

In the Grisha trilogy, all Grisha, people who can control certain elements of nature, are brought to the service of the current Monarch at a young age, and are taught in the same schools. One of the most important lessons they learn is, "like calls to…


Added by Ishan Anand on May 19, 2017 at 11:49am — No Comments

Freedom by Death

In The Book Thief, death and freedom are entangled ideas. Death is described as a sort of freedom from life many times. Freedom from oppression is shown through death and his perspective more often than not.

Freedom, freedom from the horrors of the holocaust, the war against Germany, and struggle in…


Added by Ishan Anand on April 13, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Common Power of Cruelty

The complex relationship of shame and society

In the book So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson… Continue

Added by Ishan Anand on January 13, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Devil's Blog Post


When reading "the Devil's Paintbox", you are driven through a ride of loss, discomfort, pain, and search for the unaccomplishable way to rid yourself of those emotions. This story shows the struggle of people in the early 1800s perfectly.

This book follows the story of Aiden, a boy…


Added by Ishan Anand on October 24, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The clever storytelling behind "wuthering heights"

 WUTHERING HEIGHTSby Emily Bronte takes place in the early 1800s, in a rural area, and follows the story of two families, who go on to explore emotions such as hate, prejudice, the true meaning of civilized behavior, cruelty, death, and religion. The story is an emotional one, based mostly on sorrow. The book makes the reader sad more often than any other emotion. Sorrow turns people bitter, and those people make others feel sorrow which then results in further bitterness. This…


Added by Ishan Anand on August 31, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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