Oftentimes I felt the author fanboyed over C.S. Lewis a lot in this book, that amidst the descriptions on the works and life of the renowned creator of Narnia (which were quite entertaining as well as informative, I must say) were vague and general praises for the revered man. So I was quite lost about what D.B. truly wanted to tell the readers of this book. Or maybe this was exactly the type of book written for the other fans by a fan? Seems fair, as the book was written around the time the movies were in the works. Continue reading Book Review: Narnia – C.S. Lewis and His World (David Barratt)→
In English, Add me as Friend (subtitled Your Link to Real Relationships), this very short and quick-read by Marlene Legaspi-Munar aims to be a good guide for people in their friendships–both offline and online. Though specifically targeted for teens, adults can have a light reading experience with this book, as the theme of friendship is something inherent in our lives as humans. Continue reading Book Review: Add mo ‘ko as Friend→
This is another book that I borrowed from my classmate, who also lent me her copy of The Giver. When I finished reading The Giver, which I obviously fell in love with and further compelled me to read more books, I hurried to my friend, returned the book, and asked for another suggestion. Specifically, I wanted something that was kind of similar to The Giver in terms of how it would make someone feel after reading it. Then, the week after my plea, she brought this rather unheard-of title. Continue reading My Thoughts on Shadow Baby by Alison McGhee→
I remember the time that the movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code was criticized in my country as it was thought to be a blasphemous work that would challenge the faith of Christians, more specifically the Roman Catholics, and make them doubt their beliefs. Continue reading My Thoughts on「The Da Vinci Code」 by Dan Brown→
I am not particularly extremely inclined to anything, though I just happen to know about anime more than an average person/anime newbie does and I happen to really love listening to music that I can talk passionately about my favorite artists. But for sure, the way I am now, I am not what someone you can consider a bookworm or a bookish person. It’s not that I don’t like reading, though I am too lazy to read too much texts. I don’t read much books, much of that is because I don’t have plenty of books in my house and I don’t invest in books. I even felt proud of not being a reader. With the things I’ve learned from other people and through months of blogging, I felt the need to read more books. Continue reading Taking up book reading→
Before anything else, I would like to inform you, the reader who accidentally stumbled upon this obscure blog of mine, that the title has misled you into this. The content of the post, no matter how general the post title might have suggested this post would be, is my own analysis on only a particular part of the discussion in Books 5 and 6– Book 5 to be exact– of The Republic by Plato.
The particular part I am pertaining to is the eugenics as the system described as the best means for the female and male guardians to procreate in the ideal and just city-state. Upon birth of the child, it is taken away from the parents to be raised in a “rearing pen”, without the parents ever knowing who their child(ren) might be. This was seen as the most suitable way of raising the next generation of suitable guardians, but in such a way that the current male and female guardians would think of all the children–and I mean ALL–who were born from eugenics as their own child.
You might be wondering why I bothered including Book 5 in the post title. Welp, that’s just there as a sort of bookmark, in the sense that we are required in our Social, Economic, and Political Thought class to write a reaction/reflection/analysis to every two books/chapters that we read. Since I fairly liked this specific paper and am content with how this turned out–just the way I wanted it to be–I’d just like to leave it here. I think it might be worth reading.
Will a female guardian’s deprivation of the right to raise a child affect her very being?