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Given that there is no "start date" from which we may determine the beginnings and progression of the religion, identifying "Hinduism" might be challenging. Hinduism has no "founder," no particular time in history to which we can tie important events in the tradition's beginnings. This is in contrast to Buddhism, where we can look back to the life and teachings of a historical person, Siddhartha Gautama, and Judaism, where we can trace the tradition's beginnings to the lives of Abraham and Moses. Hinduism does not have a particularly close connection to its own past, as Kinsley points out in the reading. Additionally, there is no authoritative body that establishes the limits of Hindu practice, similar to the Papacy in Roman Catholicism, nor is there any central Hindu organisation. As Gavin Flood observes,
Inside the Empire
When Giafar the Grand vizier, his old and trusted friend, arrived before him, the Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid sat in his palace, wondering if there was anything left in the world that might potentially give him a few hours of entertainment. He bowed low and waited for his lord to speak, as was his job, but Haroun-al-Raschid simply turned to stare at him and sank back into his tired position.
Drowning in Depression
Every day is a shade of black and white, there are no rainbows. Just hurricanes, storms, and thunder, but the sun never appears. Unlike most people, I am different. I have one emotion, sadness, which is the most difficult to control. It is a strong sentiment that randomly bursts in my heart at the wrong moment, and from there it courses through my veins and into my nervous system taking a full swing. When it possesses me, I am overpowered by it. I crumble down in an isolated corner and wrap my arms around my knees allowing tears to explode out of me. When I stare at my reflection in the mirror, I find a depressed girl with violent tears streaming down her dead eyes. Most of the time, I don’t know why I am sobbing or why my heart feels like an empty void, but I do know that I am suffering from depression.
Are Classifications Invented or a Discovery?
People have always investigated and relied their life on scientific facts to make sense of this world’s existence. Unless scientific evidence is not given, people do not accept that fact as a part of reality or existence. Due to human brains, scientific explanations have classified every single object and natural species into classifications that evolve and change according to humanity’s choice. Scientific research has been humanity’s norm ever since history and it still continues in the present day. Heldke and Kellert, two philosophers, refer to their three-part proposal that acknowledges objectivity as a responsibility. Their three-step proposal first accepts the inquirer’s goals and comprehensive rationalities, then with evidence, the inquirer must respond to the public's challenges, and lastly, he must seek out the silenced. They believe that an inquiry must depend upon epistemic pluralism which affirms that there is a reality. It depends upon ‘dynamic nominalism’ which claims that certain classifications never existed in nature; it was humans who invented terminologies and labelled species, groups, and others in order to carve out their way of life. Therefore, their main goal is to be responsible and acknowledge biases towards such inquiry and hold values and goals in order to reach their outcome. In this paper, I argue the strong impact of scientific categories on human life; especially black people, Indigenous people, and disabled people who are categorized as helpless or acknowledged as people according to the accepted classification given to them depending on the era.
Shakespeare's Power of Clothes
Clothes have the power to symbolize a person’s identity, class, and public impressions. Clothes can alter stance, mannerisms, ambition, and even the frame of one’s mind. The proper wardrobe can enable one to gain confidence, be more productive, and coordinate effectively. Whereas, poor attire can affect one’s public appearance by categorizing one among the inferiors which can further build negative labels that affect the character. Clothes have always had an influence on how individuals regard people and their level in society. Individuals make rapid judgments regarding one another primarily on one’s appearance due to one's garment selections. However, one’s own garment selection has a personal impact on how one views one’s own self, regardless of how others may perceive them. In Shakespeare’s time, disguises and clothes were used in stage production as a symbolization of character development that builds their public representations. In Twelfth Night, Viola changes her feminine identity with masculine disguise which changes her appearance in others’ perception permitting her to voyage around Illyria with courage, youth, and capturing attention. Malvolio also changes his professional working attire due to the influence of a fraud letter which immediately alters his appearance with yellow stocking labeling him a lovesick fool, not only in the perception of other characters but the readers as well. Whereas, Feste disguises himself as a priest permitting him to gain elevated honour and significance to provide command and authority over Malvolio. In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the alteration of clothing performed by Viola, Malvolio, and Feste reveals the power and significance of clothing in society permitting characters to explore social hierarchies; Viola explores masculinity, Feste explores priesthood, while Malvolio uses his yellow stockings to lure his master. Thus, in this case, the Renaissance era can be best used to display the differences in clothing that categorizes people in social hierarchies, offering men and priests more power and advantage than women and stewards.