How Do Young Malaysians Make Sense of Perks of Being a Wallflower?

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Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky centers on an intelligent but socially awkward American teenager named Charlie. Charlie is a wallflower who’s consistently watching everything from the sidelines. The way he perceives the world and its norms began changing drastically as he interacts with Patrick and Sam, two seniors. Throughout the book, we can see the progression of Charlie as a person he deals with family drama, new friends, having his first date…

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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, A Humanities Classic

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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is not only considered a classic in the modern true crime genre but is considered by many to be a defining work. Capote takes the horrible quadruple homicide of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas and draws the reader into its grisly events. From the events leading up to the murders until the execution of the two killers, Capote gives the reader a view of the crime they would…

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Why Christians Should Support Interfaith Dialogue

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Why should a Christian support interfaith dialogue? After all, isn’t faithfulness to Christ the central commandment of individuals who say that they are Christian? How can one be faithful to Christ while respecting other religious traditions and spiritualities? Few questions are more important for Christians in the United States at this time of growing pluralism. Since the 1960s, the percentage of Americans who have faith or spiritual identities other than Christianity has grown substantially. In…

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