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… 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

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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

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Anarchy in Persona 5 – Part 1: Your Empire for the Taking

The State and Power The central question of anarchy was posed by Emma Goldman in "The Individual, Society and the State": "Is political government, is the State beneficial to mankind, and how does it affect the individual in the social scheme of things?" The answer is that "The State, every government whatever its form, character or color...… Continue reading Anarchy in Persona 5 – Part 1: Your Empire for the Taking