Books

These Violent Delights

RATING: 1/5 STARS Book Information:Title: These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) Author: Chloe Gong Blurb (from Goodreads): The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all… Continue reading These Violent Delights

Books

Three Dark Crowns

RATING: 1/5 STARS Book Information:Title: Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) Author: Kendare Blake Blurb (from Goodreads): When kingdom come, there will be one. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce… Continue reading Three Dark Crowns

Analyses

Anarchy in Persona 5 – Part 4: Take The Mask Off and Be Free

Personas Those familiar with the Persona series are also most likely well-acquainted with the origin of the namesake. Coined by Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist Carl Jung, a Persona is the "mask" which an individual wears in public as differentiated from one's true self. As Jung highlights in Two Essays on Analytical Psychology, a Persona projects… Continue reading Anarchy in Persona 5 – Part 4: Take The Mask Off and Be Free

Analyses

Anarchy in Persona 5 – Part 3: The Big Bang Manifesto

Society of Control While Michel Foucault spoke of the institutions and mechanisms of discipline that pervaded society, there also existed the element of control, a force that was much more encompassing. Gilles Deleuze, a French philosopher, expanded upon Foucault's theories to highlight the movement of contemporary society from one of discipline into one of control in his essay… Continue reading Anarchy in Persona 5 – Part 3: The Big Bang Manifesto

Analyses

Anarchy in Persona 5 – Part 2: The Panopticon of Fate

Docile Bodies, Discipline, and Domination In the book Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault, a French philosopher and historian, the body is described as the target of power: "A body is docile that may be subjected, used, transformed and improved." Docility here is defined as both the analyzing of the body in order to better refine… Continue reading Anarchy in Persona 5 – Part 2: The Panopticon of Fate