Posted on March 29th, 2017
The spread of Christianity on originally pagan territories is a complex historical event that occurred on many lands. The Philippines became the target of the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century. Their aim was the usual – to make the islands a part of the Spanish Empire and to impose Christianity on the locals. The latter was accomplished through the work of Spanish missionaries. As a result, today Christianity prevails in the Philippines with 4% of Christian world population centered there. Let us have a closer look at how it was achieved. (more…)
Posted on February 15th, 2017
The Catcher in the Rye, written by Jerome D. Salinger in 1951, is one of the greatest pieces of American literature. Its main themes are teenage alienation and angst, as well as the issues of identity, connection, belonging, loss, purity, and innocence.
The main character of the novel is a teenage boy who struggles while going through his adolescent years. His name is Holden Caulfield, and he can be called sullen by some people. He tells about several days of his life and shows his attitude to others. There is a subtle but a significant pattern an attentive reader can notice. While Holden manages to rescue others, he fails to rescue himself. (more…)