Discussing My Online Identity

For most people my age, an online identity would encompass a number of different websites, pictures and/or articles that where either written by or about the individual. In my specific case, my online identity comes up as nothing more then a few spare social media pages with outdated or minimal personal information. Click on to the images section of google search and you will find that out of the many random photos that appear on the first page, only one of them is a picture of me (ironically, it’s my google account profile picture). However, another image caught my attention; right next to the only actual image of me, was a picture of a twitter egg, which is the profile pic assigned to every new twitter account that is made before the user chooses a new profile picture. I gave some thought and decided that this twitter egg basically sums up my online identity pretty well. Especially in regards to my twitter account which I haven’t used since i made it, all my social media that appears on that results page makes it look like I’ve barely use social media, and that im rather uninterested in sharing my life with the internet. And to a certain extent that is true, i do indeed value my privacy and the fact that not just any random stranger can piece together who i really am just from a simple google search. The things is, I’ve left behind most of the social media platforms that require a lot of personal exposure and little space for privacy. I actually do use social media quite...

Grimm Brothers: Godfather Death

In today’s day and age, death seems to be a topic that unites us all in the fact that the majority of us would rather not talk about it. That being said, the Grimm brothers do a good job of taking a topic considered taboo and personifying it so that they’re audience is able to read into their interpretation of death in a way that seems more familiar to them. What I mean by this is that by making death into an actual human character (albeit with supernatural abilities) the readers are able to decipher who death is, as they would any other human character that they would normally be introduced to in a story. For starters, death is introduced as an elderly man with features that would normally be associated with people of older age such as a slim and frail build. This immediately sends the message that death is not something to be afraid of necessarily, as few would find old people scary or view them as a threat. On top of this he’s also introduced as a third option between God and the devil, which also gives off the impression that death takes no sides when it comes to good and evil. This last part is what gives the man in the story the bright idea to ask death to be the godfather of his thirteenth child. As a godfather, it seems death sticks to his original statement of helping the godchild prosper in his role as a famous doctor as long as the godchild does not go against death’s wishes. Fast forward a bit to...
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