Academic Works

Travelogue and Spirituality: The Analogy of Paulo Coelho in The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho is known as a travelogue and an inspirational work. The author helps his readers attain ideas to succeed in life by sharing his travel experiences, making the work different. Rather than acting as a record of Coelho's journey to Santiago, his first novel The Pilgrimage is a testament of reflection: as this research paper will look at how Coelho made it the same. The paper aims to analyse the characteristics of Coelho's writing which made his work stand different and inspirational. It will also try to look at how Coelho's work which is not subjective, personal and non-narrated from a personal point of view is written in a universal and non-subjective manner. The primary source material of this academic work will be thus the novel The Pilgrimage which takes its readers to a 'mental pilgrimage' transforming them mentally and spiritually.

Good and Bad: Politics of Morality in the movie The Avengers (2012)

Superhero films' is now the emerging genre of film industries worldwide. Starting with 'Superman' produced by Richard Donner in the late 1970s to latest release 'Spiderman: Far from Home' created by Marvel Studios, superhero films are surprising the world with its storyline, direction, cast, and visual effects. But are these superhuman films asserting violence amongst kids and teenagers who watches them more often? Or are these films also trying to convey some moral values which are essential for the survival of mankind amidst all the violence shown? The paper 'Good and Bad: Politics of Morality in the movie The Avengers (2012)' will reflect upon how superhumans in the Hollywood film world, especially in the superhuman films released by Marvel Studios are conveying moral values such as honesty, loyalty, innocence etc. through dialogues and actions. Keeping the four 'Avengers' films released till date as the primary source material, it will also take into consideration all the other Marvel films that support 'Avengers' series. The research paper will look at how the present-day heroes such as 'Spiderman', 'Ironman', 'Thor', 'Hulk' etc. who are perpetual fighters (of good) and users of violence in a way try to ascertain that violence is not good for the society and how it must be avoided as much as possible.

Women and Action: The Representation of Hollywood Superhuman Films

Superhero films' is now the emerging genre of film industries worldwide. Starting with 'Superman' produced by Richard Donner in the late 1970s to latest release 'Aquaman' produced by DC Entertainments, superhero films are surprising the world with its storyline, direction, cast, and visual effects. But aren't our superheroes 'heroes' and not 'heroines'? Isn't this emerging genre of the film considering only 'supermen' and not 'superwomen'? How many women superhumans do kids and adults know other than 'Wonder Woman', 'Black Widow' and 'Captain Marvel'(upcoming)? 'Women and Action: The View of Superhero Film Wonder Woman' looks into how women are portrayed in superhuman films and the reasons for the same. The paper will reflect upon why women superhumans are less on the screen compared to male superhumans, even in this modern era equipped with advanced animation technologies. The paper will throw insight into the only woman superhuman film 'Wonder Woman' (DC Entertainments) and how and why the film became a box office hit in an industry ruled by men. It will look at how the heroine called 'Wonder Woman' was portrayed in the film, and whether it had any difference in portrayal from the other superhuman films released which cast men like 'Spiderman', 'Ironman', 'Thor', 'Batman' etc. The paper will evaluate how gender representation is portrayed in 21 st-century superhero films, mainly the ones produced by Marvel Studios and DC Entertainments. It will analyse how masculinity and femininity values are constructed among the main characters in such superhero films.

Women and Action: The Representation of Hollywood Superhuman Film Wonder Woman

Superhero films' is now the emerging genre of film industries worldwide. Starting with 'Superman' produced by Richard Donner in the late 1970s to latest release 'Aquaman' produced by DC Entertainments, superhero films are surprising the world with its storyline, direction, cast, and visual effects. But aren't our superheroes 'heroes' and not 'heroines'? Isn't this emerging genre of the film considering only 'supermen' and not 'superwomen'? How many women superhumans do kids and adults know other than 'Wonder Woman', 'Black Widow' and 'Captain Marvel'(upcoming)? 'Women and Action: The View of Superhero Film Wonder Woman' looks into how women are portrayed in superhuman films and the reasons for the same. The paper will reflect upon why women superhumans are less on the screen compared to male superhumans, even in this modern era equipped with advanced animation technologies. The paper will throw insight into the only woman superhuman film 'Wonder Woman' (DC Entertainments) and how and why the film became a box office hit in an industry ruled by men. It will look at how the heroine called 'Wonder Woman' was portrayed in the film, and whether it had any difference in portrayal from the other superhuman films released which cast men like 'Spiderman', 'Ironman', 'Thor', 'Batman' etc. The paper will evaluate how gender representation is portrayed in 21 st-century superhero films, mainly the ones produced by Marvel Studios and DC Entertainments. It will analyse how masculinity and femininity values are constructed among the main characters in such superhero films with special reference to the movie Wonder Woman.

PSC Trolls: Spreading General Knowledge through Memes

Memes or Trolls are now used as both tools of satire and medium of fun. However, though most of such memes shared by different 'meme pages' relate its content only to political events, happenings and comments made by political leaders (also other random fun), some memes and meme pages stand different. 'PSC Trolls', a meme page created by a group of young aspirants of public service jobs in the state of Kerala represents one such different meme page. The page, now active on social media site 'Instagram' with sixty-two thousand followers, uses trolls or memes to 'educate' its followers. Rather than sharing trolls that deal with humour or satire, the page shares trolls that informs the readers with general knowledge. Usage of trolls has helped people remember things easily as general knowledge is mainly associated with facts, figures, and numbers. The paper titled 'PSC Trolls: Spreading General Knowledge through Trolls or Memes' will discuss the importance and relevance of such 'educational trolls' in the present era and how it is an important genre in the field of e-learning. It will also look at the impact of such trolls and how it has influenced the people who follow them.