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Death by text message: Woman charged with influencing boyfriend to commit suicide

People who suffer from depression and mental illnesses sometimes become so distraught that they become suicidal. For Michelle Carter and her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, the combination of a distressed young man and encouragement to kill himself from his girlfriend eventually proved fatal, according to Massachusetts authorities. 727 more words


Objective Correlative story-telling: Marlow the tale-spinner in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad’s short novel Heart of Darkness (1898) occupies a conflicted position in the Western literary canon. It has been read variously as a psychological study on the human capacity for darkness or evil, as a Dante-esque journey into hell, as one man’s quest for knowledge of his unconscious self (Feder 280) and as a treatise on the nature of humanity.

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A long overdue return to the Conrad Hotel.

This is where I stayed when I first came to Seoul in 2013 and where I wanted to enjoy a birthday drink before dinner with friends elsewhere in the city. 242 more words